Political Donations, EU Banks, Citigroup, FCC: ComplianceFederal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will propose altering how the agency judges whether airwaves purchases by wireless providers raise anti-competitive concerns, two officials said.
FCC To Review Response To Mergers In Wireless IndustryThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) looks to review and revise the way it responds to mergers in the wireless industry.
AHA Urges FCC To Ease Participation in Rural Broadband ProgramThe American Hospital Association recently sent a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to streamline the administrative requirements of its Rural Health Care Pilot Program to make it easier for rural hospitals to connect with broadband ...
Nashville's NewsChannel 5 bought by Journal CommunicationsNashville's WTVF NewsChannel 5 is being sold to Wisconsin-based Journal Communications Inc. in a deal valued at more than $215 million.
FCC Vets Encryption-Ban OrderWASHINGTON - Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has circulated an order allowing cable operators to encrypt basic-cable tiers, which operators say should mean a dramatic decrease in theft of service and savings on ...
FCC to Review Mobile-Airwaves PolicyThe Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote in September on a proposal to set new rules for sales of airwave rights by one company to another, FCC officials said. One question likely to be raised: whether lower-frequency spectrum, which ...
FCC Denies Stay of Dual-Carriage OrderWASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission has denied broadcasters' request for a stay of the its viewability/dual-carriage decision which mandates, starting in December, that hybrid analog/digital cable systems don't have to deliver ...
FCC Qs in Search of AsWASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission signaled in its notice of inquiry for the ninth annual state of broadband report that it might have to make some changes to its methodology, given advances in the advanced telecommunications ...
FCC has a nonpartisan partisan traditionThe Federal Communications Commission falls in the third category. It's not a partisan problem. Both parties, as the Muckety map above demonstrates, have used the commission to pay off political debts.
Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Lobbies for LightSquaredTwo names that have recently been out of the limelight recently turned up on Tuesday at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission: Bankrupt would-be mobile broadband carrier LightSquared and former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, who was helping to ...
Verizon wins FCC approval for spectrum dealsThe FCC's thumbs-up for these deals was all but certain after the Department of Justice last week approved Verizon's $3.9 billion bid to buy SpectrumCo wireless spectrum.
FCC to allow television signal encryption?Last year, the Federal Communications Commission proposed allowing encryption following requests from companies including Cablevision and RCN Telecom Services.
FCC report finds broadband deployments still too slowThis is the eighth year that the FCC has issued the report, which is a requirement of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. And for the third year in a row, the agency has found that broadband service is not being rolled out in a "reasonable and timely ...
FCC votes to suspend special access trigger #thecircuitFCC votes to suspend special access rules: The Federal Communications Commission announced late Wednesday that it will suspend so-called special access rules that govern price flexibility.
GOP platform slams FCC as stuck in the 19th centuryThe Republican Party's 2012 platform includes a section devoted to ripping the Federal Communications Commission as out of date.
Comcast scores stay of FCC order in Tennis Channel fightThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has put the brakes on the Federal Communications Commission's order last month requiring cable giant Comcast to make the Tennis Channel available to all of its subscribers.
Wisconsin leads way in squelching phone aid fraudBut in October 2008, the Federal Communications Commission allowed Lifeline providers to offer prepaid cellphone service, said Eric Iversen, a spokesman for the USAC.
FCC to reevaluate wireless spectrum rules for mergers and purchasesThe Federal Communications Commission has apparently taken some industry criticism to heart and is planning to take a long, hard look at how it evaluates proposed wireless mergers, unnamed sources have told The Hill.
FCC Approves Verizon Spectrum Buy - Analyst BlogVerizon Wireless has received the approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to purchase $3.9 wireless spectrum from a group of cable companies.
Small TV Stations Get HotThe investors are jumping into the market ahead of a so-called incentive auction hosted by the Federal Communications Commission, which plans to reclaim spectrum for use by wireless phone companies and other bidders. The auction is part of a broader ...