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  • Businessman Mark Cuban listens as he is introduced at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival 2017 in Austin, Texas, March 12, 2017.

    Mark Cuban tweeted that the existing rules give the president the keys to the entire internet.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 22- One of the two Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn, on Wednesday threw her support behind 2015 net neutrality rules, arguing that a proposal by the FCC chairman to scrap them would hurt consumers, her office said on Wednesday. "The commissioner continues to believe that the 2015 rules adopted by the FCC are the...

  • Jason Calacanis on net neutrality: You cannot trust big companies to do the right thing

    Inside.com Founder Jason Calacanis discusses the fight for net neutrality as the FCC's Ajit Pai releases a draft order to repeal the regulations.

  • *FCC plans to stop states from own "net neutrality" rules. *Google, Facebook, Amazon had urged FCC to keep the rules. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the regulatory agency will vote at a Dec. 14 meeting on his plan to rescind the so-called net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack...

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, asked the four other members of the commission to vote to kick off a process to decide if the nation-wide cap, set at 39 percent of television-owning households, should be eliminated or raised, the agency said. There is debate about whether the FCC has the legal authority to set the cap, designed to ensure that one company does not acquire an...

  • *FCC plans to stop states from own "net neutrality" rules. *Google and Facebook had urged FCC to keep the rules. FCC chief Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the commission will vote at a Dec. 14 meeting on his plan to rescind the so-called net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that treated...

  • FCC unveils plans to roll back internet regulations

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on FCC unveiling plans to roll back net neutrality and what it could mean for the internet and telecom sectors.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- New York State Attorney Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday said he has been investigating for six months who posted significant numbers of fake comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission in its review of net neutrality rules. The FCC got more than 22 million comments during its review and several researchers found evidence that...

  • *Agency will vote on rescinding Obama-era rule on Dec. 14. WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content in a move that promises to recast the digital landscape. FCC chief Ajit Pai, a...

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, in a notice to the four other members of the commission, asked that an initial vote be cast to begin a process to decide if the existing ownership cap should be eliminated or raised, the agency said. There is debate about whether the FCC has the legal authority to set the cap, designed to ensure that one company does not acquire an overwhelming...

  • Nov 21- The head of the Federal Communications Commission will ask the U.S. agency to cast an initial vote in December to reconsider rules preventing a company from owning stations serving more than 39 percent of households with a television, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in a notice to commissioners on Tuesday asked the FCC...

  • MENLO PARK, Calif.— The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish. The current rules treat internet service providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon as if they were...

  • Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

    Recode's Kara Swisher discusses the news that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has issued a draft over to overhaul net neutrality rules.

  • FCC issues draft order to overhaul net neutrality

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on a proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai over net neutrality rules.

  • *FCC will vote on rescinding Obama-era rule on Dec. 14. *Google and Facebook had urged FCC to keep the rules. FCC chief Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the commission will vote at a Dec. 14 meeting on rescinding the so-called net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that treated internet...

  • FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO VOTE TO REPEAL LANDMARK 2015 "NET NEUTRALITY" RULES AT DECEMBER MEETING CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI.

  • Fmr. FCC commissioner on media merger frenzy

    Robert McDowell, Cooley LLP partner and former FCC commissioner, discusses the media-merger headlines swirling around Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast, AT&T and Time Warner.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the use of new technology that will improve picture quality on mobile phones, tablets and television, but also raises significant privacy concerns by giving advertisers dramatically more data about viewing habits. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to allow broadcasters to...

  • News of the approaches came the same day the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted to end a 42- year-old restriction on ownership of multiple TV stations in a major market, removing a major roadblock to media company mergers. Disney was in talks to buy Fox's movie and TV production studios, cable networks FX and National Geographic and international...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to remove key roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing new deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media. The Republican-led FCC voted 3-2 to eliminate the 42- year-old ban on...