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  • FCC Ruling Gives Boost To Mobile Marketers
    Mobile marketers now have one less problem to worry about, thanks to a new ruling by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC said on Thursday that marketers don't run afo ...
  • Feds May Relax Cross-Ownership Policies
    Federal regulators are expected to relax ownership restrictions on major-market media outlets, which could help major payers in the struggling newspaper industry, reports the Los Angeles Times. Despite past fail ...
  • Consumer Groups Ready FCC Complaint Against AT&T
    AT&T's plans to limit the availability of the FaceTime video chat app will harm "individuals and innovators alike," a coalition of consumer groups argue in a letter to the tele ...
  • Liberty Increases Sirius XM Stake
    Liberty Media is increasing its holdings of Sirius XM stock, bringing it closer to owning a controlling stake in the satellite broadcaster, despite vocal opposition from CEO Mel Karmazin. ...
  • FCC Asks Court To Uphold Neutrality Rules
    Net neutrality rules will "advance broadband investment" and "ensure that wireless licensees act in the public interest," the Federal Communications Commission argues in new court papers. ...
  • FCC To Grade Mobile Broadband Networks
    How much faster is Verizon’s 4G mobile broadband network than, say, T-Mobile’s 3G network? Taking the guesswork out of such discussions, the Federal Communications Commission says it plans to sta ...
  • FCC Chews Over Broadband Tax
    The Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposal to tax broadband Internet service. “The move would funnel money to the Connect America Fund, a subsidy the agency created last ye ...
  • 19 Mil Americans Still Lack Broadband
    A new Federal Communications Commission report found about 19 million Americans, mostly in rural areas of the U.S., still lack access to high-speed Internet services. The commission's eighth annual repo ...
  • Liberty Wants Control Of Sirius XM
    Liberty Media Corp. intends to buy a controlling interest in satellite radio broadcaster Sirius XM, provided that federal regulators sign off on the move. It currently has a 48% st ...
  • DOJ Approves Alliance Between Verizon, Cable Companies
    The Department of Justice has approved a controversial marketing alliance between Verizon and four cable companies. Regulators from the FCC are expected to sign off on the deal as w ...
  • Verizon Settles With FCC For Blocking Tethering Apps
    Verizon has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle allegations that it wrongly prevented wireless users from accessing apps that allowed them to transform their smartphones into modems, the F ...
  • Nexstar TV Station Gets Political Ad Waiver
    Nexstar has received a waiver from the FCC that allows one of its stations to avoid making political ad-spending information available online starting Thursday. ...
  • FCC: Tennis Channel Wins Comcast Battle
    The FCC upheld an early ruling against Comcast Corp. in favor of The Tennis Channel, saying the cable system operator discriminated against the niche-sports network by putting it in ...
  • FCC: Bandwidth Relief Not In Sight
    Congress passed legislation to set aside a chunk of unlicensed spectrum for wireless broadband by auctioning off broadcast spectrum. It's unclear whether TV stations will adopt the plan. But compani ...
  • IAB: Ad Industry Readies Mobile Privacy Principles
    The online ad industry is poised to extend privacy self-regulation to the mobile platform, the Interactive Advertising Bureau says in a new filing with the Federal Communications Commission. ...
  • Verizon's Spectrum Deal Close To Winning FCC Approval
    Verizon's controversial plan to purchase spectrum from cable companies appears likely to win approval from the FCC. But the Justice Department also must sign off on the deal before ...
  • FCC Fines Bailey Cable Over Retrans Status
    The FCC has fined a small cable operator for continuing to offer the Fox and NBC affiliates in the Baton Rouge, La. market shows in violation of retransmission consent rule ...
  • Advocacy Group Drops Challenge To Neutrality Rules
    When the Federal Communications Commission passed neutrality rules in 2010, the move didn't seem to leave anyone completely happy. Broadband providers said the FCC has no business regulating the W ...
  • White House Upset Over FCC Cuts
    The White House has threatened to veto the House appropriations bill that includes funding for the FCC. ...
  • Supreme Court Ruling On Indecency Fees Fails To Clarify Issue
    Imagine a world where it would be O.K. to use particularly foul language in an e-mail sent from your smartphone, but where you would be fined if you uttered t ...
  • FCC Names Net Neutrality Panel
    The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday named Disney, AT&T, Netflix and Mozilla, among others, to its membership list for a Net neutrality oversight panel. The so-called Open Internet Advisory Committ ...
  • FCC Hints Cable Carriage Payments Could Lessen
    Speaking at the national cable convention on Tuesday in Boston, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski offered cable operators some hope that carriage payments to broadcasters could go down, citing the ri ...
  • FCC Chair Gives Another Thumbs-Up To Tiered Pricing, Aggravating Consumer Advocates
    Consumer advocates aren't happy with comments made today by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, who reiterated his support for pay-per-byte pricing during a speech at a cable industry ev ...
  • NAB Omits Hulu And Netflix In FCC Call To Define 'Multichannel'
    In comments filed to the Federal Communications Commission on Monday, the National Association of Broadcasters decided to focus on services that pose a threat to its members' business models, rath ...
  • FCC Fines Google $25K For Blocking Wi-Fi Investigation
    The Federal Communications Commission has fined Google $25,000 for failing to cooperate with an investigation into its collection of URLs, passwords and emails sent over unencrypted WiFi networks. At t ...
  • Gray's Prather: Operators Paying More For Stations
    Gray Television COO Bob Prather said station groups are starting to collect 50 cents a subscriber (or more) each month from operators in carriage payments, but Gray is taking ...
  • Watchdogs Ask FCC To Scuttle Verizon's Spectrum Deal
    Verizon's planned alliance with three cable companies will undermine competition and harm consumers, advocacy groups argue in petitions filed with the Federal Communications Commission. ...
  • FCC Fines Clear Channel For Online Contest
    The Federal Communications Commission has fined Clear Channel $22,000 for failing to adequately disclose the terms of an online contest that invited users to create video ads promoting Chevrolet. ...
  • FCC Asks For Comment On Sports Blackout Rule
    The FCC took a step that could impact the NFL and other leagues' policies of blacking out games in local markets -- at least on paper. The FCC asked f ...
  • FCC May Change Media Co. Ownership Rules
    The Federal Communications Commission proposed a rule change that would ease restrictions on one company owning both a TV station and a newspaper in a top U.S. market. Under t ...