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  • The White House said earlier Tuesday that President Donald Trump strongly supports the repeal of the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama. The White House in its statement said internet providers would need to obtain affirmative "opt-in" consent from consumers to use and share certain...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 50 to 48 to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.. Under the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet providers...

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- The head of the Federal Communications Commission told the U.S. Congress he did not agree that "the media is the enemy of the American people" and said he would act independently of the White House on media-related matters. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump has nominated to a new five-year term as head of the body that regulates...

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- The head of the Federal Communications Commission told the U.S. Congress that he did not agree with President Donald Trump's comments that certain media outlets are an "enemy" of the people and would act independently of the White House on media-related matters. Pai, who has been nominated to a new five-year term at the FCC by Trump, had refused...

  • 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.

  • The FCC has previously fined carriers that had 911 outages that it deemed preventable and required steps to prevent further outages. Every call to 911 must go through, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. We are taking steps to prevent this from happening again and will be sharing additional information with the FCC, "Balmoris said.

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday it will investigate a problem that prevented some AT&T wireless subscribers from making emergency calls late Wednesday. Every call to 911 must go through, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. The FCC has previously imposed fines on other carriers that had 911 outages that it...

  • Free market, not cable companies should choose internet winners and losers: Reddit co-founder

    Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Initialized Capital co-founder, talks about his concerns for the future of an open internet and net neutrality.

  • Reddit co-founder 'very bullish on Snap'

    Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Initialized Capital co-founder, shares his optimistic outlook on Snap's IPO.

  • NEW YORK, March 1- U.S. regulators on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules on the eve of implementation, regulations that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than web sites face to protect customers' private data. The decision will "provide time" for the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission to devise "a comprehensive and...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules approved last year that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc. The decision will "provide time for the FCC to...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules approved last year that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc. The FCC blocked rules aimed at protecting...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The new Republican head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission promised "light-touch" regulation of areas such as the internet, a dramatic shift away from the Obama administration's approach to telecommunications oversight. Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump named in January to chair the FCC, said at the Mobile World Congress in...

  • FCC changing privary postion

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports from the 2017 Mobile World Congress on the sentiment surrounding privacy laws.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will block some Obama administration rules that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc.. The rules approved by the FCC in October in a 3-2 vote were...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will block some Obama administration rules that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc.. The rules approved by the FCC in October in a 3-2 vote were...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will block Obama administration rules that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers like AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc.. The rules approved by the FCC in October in a 3-2 vote were aimed at...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The new U.S. Federal Communications Commission chief will move to block broadband privacy rules, approved by the Obama administration, that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers like AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Corp..

  • Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission

    "Light touch regulation" should be the FCC's standard when it comes to regulating the internet, Ajit Pai tells CNBC.