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This is not the people’s FCC

Being an amateur radio operator I pay a little more attention to the goings-on at the Federal Communications Commission than the average person might.

FCC Announces Plan to Scrap Ownership Limits

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced this week that the commission will vote in November to eliminate or revise four key rules aimed at preserving media diversity in local markets.

Verizon Gives FCC Its Side of Univision Impasse

Verizon gave Federal Communications Commisison Chairman Ajit Pai its side of the carriage dispute with Univision that has resulted in those networks being off Verizon pay-TV and wireless platforms.

FCC Chairman Pai's bind: Defend President Trump or free speech

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is facing increasing pressure to distance himself from President Donald Trump’s threats against NBC — a course of action that would risk provoking the president’s Twitter-fueled wrath.

Trump’s Attacks on the Press: Telling Escalation From Empty Threats

[Commentary] Rage against the media is political Wagyu for the president’s base.

FCC Chairman Pai “refused” to rebuke President Trump over threat to take NBC off the air

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai still hasn't publicly responded to President Trump's call for NBC and other networks to have their FCC licenses challenged, and Democratic lawmakers are stepping up the pressure.

President Trump threatens networks, saying it's 'disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want'

President Donald Trump has threatened press freedoms before, but on Oct 11 he went a step further: suggesting that television networks lose their federal broadcast licenses for what he considers “fake news.” In comments to reporters in the Oval Of

President Trump Can’t Pull NBC’s ‘License’ – But That Doesn’t Mean Stations Are Safe

President Trump’s threat to pull NBC’s license doesn’t make sense for a lot of reasons — starting with the fact that NBC doesn’t have a license to begin with.

Chairman Pai's Response to Reps. Pallone, Doyle and DeGette Regarding Sinclair Broadcast Group

On August 14, 2017, House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

FCC Chairman Pai to Lawmakers: Sinclair/Tribune Review Has Been By the Book

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai told House Commerce Committee Democrats that there has been no inappropriate coordination between the Trump White House, Sinclair and the FCC over the Sinclair/Tribune merger -- and that there ha