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  • May 1- Dish Network Corp said on Monday its quarterly revenue missed analyst estimates as the U.S. satellite TV provider lost more subscribers than expected. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission barred merger talks among telecommunications companies for over a year as it conducted a $19.8 billion auction of airwaves from broadcasters for wireless...

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, named by Trump in January, disclosed his intent Wednesday to repeal the Obama era rules that reclassified internet service and tightly regulated providers as if they were utilities. The FCC also plans to scrap the 2015 internet conduct standard and an ombudsman position created to hear complaints of net neutrality violations.

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed overturning the landmark 2015 Obama-era net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to certain internet services over others. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, named by President Donald Trump in January, said at a speech in...

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai.

    Ajit Pai, FCC chairman, discusses rolling back new net neutrality rules and internet regulation.

  • A plan to reverse the rules approved by the FCC under Democratic President Barack Obama is expected to set off a fight over the future of the internet regulation. Ajit Pai, who was named chair of the FCC by President Donald Trump in January, said at a speech in Washington he was aiming to reverse rules that gave the government greater regulatory powers over...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is proposing to overturn the landmark 2015 Obama-era net neutrality rules, setting off a fight over the future of the internet, according to an FCC official. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is speaking Wednesday "to announce his proposal to roll back the massive Internet regulatory regime" issued...

  • FCC chair proposing to roll back net neutrality

    FCC chairman Ajit Pai is proposing to roll back net neutrality rules. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on what this means for the future of internet regulation.

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said on Tuesday the top U.S. telecommunications regulator would launch a "comprehensive review" of media regulations and overhaul rules that restrict consolidation among media companies, potentially opening the door to a wave of deals among broadcasters and newspapers. In 2016, the FCC under Democratic President...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said on Tuesday the top U.S. telecommunications regulator would launch a "comprehensive review" of media regulations and overhaul rules that restrict consolidation among media companies, potentially opening the door to a wave of deals among broadcasters and newspapers. In 2016, the FCC under Democratic President...

  • At a speech to broadcasters in Las Vegas, the FCC chief said the commission will vote on May 18 to start the review. The National Association of Broadcasters has asked the FCC to reconsider the decision, saying "broadcasters must be permitted to achieve economies of scale and scope. In 2016, the FCC under Democratic President Barack Obama voted to retain nearly...

  • At a speech to broadcasters in Las Vegas, the FCC chief said the commission will vote May 18 to start the review. In 2016, the FCC under President Barack Obama voted to retain nearly all rules limiting cross-ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market. Struggling newspaper companies had pushed for the FCC to relax the restrictions.

  • The U.S. Federal Communications Commission barred merger talks among telecommunications companies for over a year as it conducted a $19.8 billion auction of airwaves from broadcasters for wireless use. T-Mobile, the largest winner with an $8 billion bid, is widely expected to be one of the first to have such discussions. "The inorganic and organic...

  • Ajit Pai, who was named chair of the FCC by President Donald Trump in January, will deliver a speech titled "The Future of Internet Regulation" on Wednesday in Washington, the FCC said. Sources said Pai is expected to announce that he will begin the process of taking public comment to repeal the rules approved by the FCC under President Barack Obama in early 2015.

  • FCC chair to unveil net neutrality strategy Wednesday: DJ

    FCC chairman Ajit Pai is expected to unveil his net neutrality strategy and discuss the future of internet regulation on Wednesday. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.

  • Telecom deal frenzy to come?

    Discussing the environment for future deals in the telecom space following the FCC's loosening industry restrictions, with Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson founder and senior analyst, and Jonathan Chaplin, New Street Research managing partner.

  • CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports that the FCC has dropped the proposal to allow phone calls from cell phones on commercial flights.

  • Media buying spree ahead?

    The FCC is making some changes that could have a big ripple effect on media deals. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.

  • Debate over online privacy

    House voted to roll back internet privacy measures. CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at the debate over online privacy.

  • FCC in key focus in deregulation talks: David Faber

    "Squawk on the Street's" David Faber talks about the key issues on hand in the telecom sector as the president pushes for deregulation.

  • Netflix Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings.

    He says consumer expectations are too great at this point, Verge reports.