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FCC Chairman Gives Verizon-SpectrumCo Deals Approval, With Restrictions

After FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a statement urging the rest of the commissioners to approve Verizon Wireless’ $3.9 billion purchase of nationwide AWS spectrum from the SpectrumCo consortium of cable companies, with significant restrictions and limitations on the potentially … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Privacy and Data Security: The FCC Wants Your Input

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is investigating the issue of cell phone privacy and data security and is seeking public comment on the matter. In a public notice issued on May 25, 2012 the FCC, in conjunction with the Wireline … Continue reading

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AT&T points fingers again: We didn’t raise prices; the FCC did

AT&T is heating up its retaliatory campaign against the Federal Communications Commission for denying its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. Speaking at a conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson claimed once again that the merger’s death directly resulted in AT&T’s decision … Continue reading

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FCC Takes Steps to Crack Down on Phone Bill Cramming

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to require telephone carriers to provide their customers more billing information in an effort to crack down on mysterious, unauthorized charges on their phone bills. The new rules, adopted Friday, are targeted at … Continue reading

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FCC focuses on low-income broadband

FCC announces broadband adoption competition: The Federal Communications Commission announced Monday that it has launched a new competition asking for ideas about how best to increase broadband adoption among low-income Americans. To finance the competition, the FCC will use $25 … Continue reading

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FCC Plays Politics, Orders TV Stations To Publish Ad Rates Online

TV political advertising data, available to the public at TV stations and at the Federal Communications Commission, will now be available online — much to the chagrin of TV stations. In an effort to secure easier public access and to … Continue reading

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The End of NFL Blackouts is Near

Blackout usually relates to the broadcasting of sports events, television programming, that is prohibited in a certain media market. The NFL TV blackout policy states that for a game to be shown in the team’s local market. There were 16 … Continue reading

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Professor Schulzrinne as Chief Technology Officer

Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today the appointment of Henning Schulzrinne as Chief Technology Officer. FCC Chairman Genachowski said, “I’m delighted that Henning will be joining us. The communications technology revolution is key to our economy and broad opportunity. With the … Continue reading

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Eddie Lazarus announced his resignation

Chief of staff of the Federal Communications Commission Eddie Lazarus announced his resignation on Tuesday after fighting brutal battles over Internet access rules and the reviews of two massive mergers. The former head of the Los Angeles office for the … Continue reading

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Loud Commercials Addressed by the FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today took a major step toward eliminating one of the most persistent problems of the television age – loud commercials.  The Commission adopted a Report and Order that implements the 2010 Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (the … Continue reading

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