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Tribune sues Sinclair for $1B after spiking merger under FCC pressure

Media giants Sinclair and Tribune were all set to merge and create one of the country's biggest broadcasters — and a complacent FCC seemed to to be doing everything it could to help the deal along.

Net neutrality activists, not hackers, crashed the FCC’s comment system

An unprecedented flood of citizens concerned about net neutrality is what took down the FCC's comment system last May, not a coordinated attack, a report from the agency's Office of the Inspector Gene

New York kicks Charter out of the state after failure to honor conditions of Time-Warner merger

Broadband providers! They love to make noise about how dedicated they are to improving your service, rolling out new features, and generally adhering to both the law and their own code of ethics. So h

FCC issues ‘de facto merger death sentence’ to Sinclair-Tribune deal

A broadcast merger that has been the poster boy for the FCC's pro-industry agenda has been ordered to undertake a lengthy and potentially embarrassing process that amounts to, in the words of one comm

The 21st Century Internet Act aims to enshrine net neutrality in law

Congress may soon vote on a new bill that would set net neutrality down as a matter of law rather than a set of rules to be changed every few years by the FCC. The "21st Century Internet Act," introdu

‘Serious concerns’ at FCC threaten to halt Sinclair-Tribune merger

The FCC has been under serious scrutiny by citizens, advocates, and politicians alike due to its laissez-faire attitude towards, in particular, the proposed Sinclair Broadcasting merger with Tribune.

FCC looks to revamp children’s media rules, but advocates cry foul

One of the FCC's many jobs as a media regulator is to make sure that there is adequate time being dedicated by broadcasters to educational content for kids. As the media landscape changes, however, so

What to expect now that net neutrality is finally dead: A whole lot of nothing

Today is the day that, after months of delays, the FCC's repeal of net neutrality finally takes effect. But if you're expecting broadband providers to suddenly feast on their customers and institute e

FCC has a redaction party with emails relating to mystery attack on comment system

You may remember the FCC explaining that in both 2014 and 2017, its comment system was briefly taken down by a denial of service attack. At least, so it says — but newly released emails show that th

Geoffrey Starks nominated as FCC Commissioner to fill Democratic gap left by Clyburn

The President has officially named Geoffrey Starks as his nomination to fill the FCC Commissioner role left open by Mignon Clyburn's departure. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai confirmed the news, rumored over t

FCC asks Amazon and eBay to stop selling fake pay TV boxes

On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and eBay CEO Devin Wenig asking their companies to help remove the listings for fake pay TV boxes from their res

Representatives rip FCC Chairman Pai’s ‘lack of candor’ and double down on net neutrality questions

13 members of Congress have written to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai criticizing his "repeated evasive responses to our inquiries" and "outright refusal to respond to some of the members of this Committee." U

After Senate victory, House announces plans to force its own vote on net neutrality

Hot on the heels of a surprising 52-47 Senate disapproval of the FCC's new, weaker net neutrality rules, the House of Representatives will soon attempt to force a similar vote. Representative Mike Doy

Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality

The Senate today voted 52-47 to disapprove the FCC's recent order replacing 2015's net neutrality rules, a pleasant surprise for internet advocates and consumers throughout the country.

Senate votes today on rollback of net neutrality rollback

Today's the big day for the Senate's big push to undo the FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order nullifying 2015's net neutrality rules. A vote is scheduled for this afternoon on whether to repeal t

FCC slaps robocaller with record $120M fine, but it’s like ’emptying the ocean with a teaspoon’

Whoever thought we would leave telemarketing behind in this brave new smartphone world of ours lacked imagination. Robocalls are a menace growing in volume and even a massive $120 million fine leveled

Net neutrality will officially die on June 11

After months of tension and a variety of smaller milestones, the FCC order voiding 2015's net neutrality rules and instating its own weaker version will take effect on June 11, the agency's chairman A

Senators file to force vote on disapproval of FCC’s new net neutrality rules

The Democratic push to restore net neutrality took another step today with the official filing of a petition, under the Congressional Review Act, to force a vote on whether to repeal the FCC's unpopul

Ajit Pai gives a nice nothingburger to those in Congress demanding answers on net neutrality

Around the time of the FCC's vote to roll back existing 2015 rules and replace them with threadbare new ones, many Senators and Representatives were sending stern letters to the agency informing its C

Senate Democrats plan to push rollback of FCC’s new net neutrality rules in May

One of the several ways opponents of the FCC's new net neutrality rules plan to push back is to use the Congressional Review Act to nix the Commission's order before it has a chance to take effect. Al
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