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Sen McConnell Delays Starks FCC Confirmation

Geoffrey Starks, who sailed through a Senate Commerce Committee confirmation vote with unanimous backing, had seemed poised June 28 to assume a vacant Federal Communications Commission seat in a Senate vote by unanimous consent, paired with curren

Sen Blumenthal's Antitrust Blues

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is arguing that regulators should deal with an explosion of merger and acquisition activity by applying “greater vigilance and vigor” to the exercise of antitrust law.

'The dumbest idea': Commissioner O'Rielly slams White House 5G Nationalization Proposal

Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly privately slammed the Trump administration’s competence over a proposal to nationalize the country’s 5G wireless network.

Meet Geoffrey Starks

President Donald Trump will nominate Geoffrey Starks to fill the Democratic seat on the Federal Communications Commission being vacated by Mignon Clyburn.

Sinclair Finds Backdoor to Push Conservative Message

Sinclair Broadcast Group is selling off nearly two dozen TV stations to comply with federal ownership rules — but that may not stop the company from reaching millions of those stations' viewers with its conservative programming.

FCC chairman declines NRA gun award

Federal Communications Commission  Chairman Ajit Pai turned down an National Rifle Association of America (NRA) gun award he received at the Conservative Political Action Conference, citing the advice of ethics officials at his agency.

The least connected people in America

Rural Indian reservations have lower rates of coverage than anywhere else in the nation. About 35 percent of Americans living in tribal lands lack broadband access, according to the most recent report by the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC's own chief technology officer warned about net neutrality repeal

The Federal Communications Commission's own chief technology officer expressed concern Dec 13 about FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to repeal the network neutrality rules, saying it could lead to practices that are "not in the public interest." In an

FCC's Pai Steps Up Pitch to Conservatives to Back Net Neutrality Plan

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is making the rounds to rally supporters behind his plan to roll back the neutrality rules. His efforts include a huddle with House Republicans set for Thursday and a visit to the Senate Republic

Republican FCC moves to end Obama-era net neutrality rules

Apparently, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will reveal plans to his fellow commissioners on Nov 21 to fully dismantle the agency's Obama-era network neutrality regulations in a major victory for the telecom industry in the lon