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Groups Petition FCC to Delay Sinclair-Tribune Decision

Critics of the Sinclair-Tribune merger continue to try to get Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to delay a decision on the deal until a federal appeals court rules on the UHF discount that made the combo possible. Common Cause an

New York Attorney General Probes T-Mobile-Sprint Deal’s Impact on Prepaid Services

The New York attorney general’s office is investigating how T-Mobile’s  $26 billion deal to buy Sprint could impact competition in the pay-as-you-go wireless market, according to people familiar with the matter.

Disney Is Near US Antitrust Approval on Fox in a Blow to Comcast

Apparently, Walt Disney Co. is close to winning US antitrust approval for its $71 billion deal for 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment assets, creating a potentially insurmountable hurdle for a rival bid from Comcast.

The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Are Dead, but the Fight Isn't

Although net neutrality protections end June 11, don't expect to see huge changes right away.

Sharpening Blades in the FCC's Regulation Weed Wacker

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai (in)famously said, “We need to fire up the weed whacker and remove those rules that are holding back investment, innovation, and job creation.” On June 1, 2018, we learned a bit about how far fol

The Time to Get the Net Neutrality Rules Back is Now

[Commentary] The best and fastest vehicle for bringing back the vital protections of net neutrality resides in both houses of Congress.

Cutting off communication for Puerto Rican hurricane victims is just cruel

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission is pushing forward with changes to the Lifeline program, which would hamper recovery efforts and cut off hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans — who are also US citizens — from vital telec

Lawmakers increasingly see 'electoral dynamite' in net neutrality fight

Democrats are increasing looking to make their support for net neutrality regulations a campaign issue in the midterm elections. On Capitol Hill, the Senate is expected to vote on a measure to restore the Obama-era rules repealed by the GOP-contro

Will Sen Murkowski Support Net Neutrality?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) isn’t ruling out the possibility of bucking her GOP colleagues and voting for the Democrats’ Congressional Review Act net neutrality measure.

How congressional politics drive the net neutrality debate

[Commentary] The net neutrality Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution may be unlikely to ultimately change Federal Communications Commission policy, but Democrats’ efforts on the issue can still have political value. Democrats are likely using