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FCC Opens Review of National Broadcast TV Ownership Cap

The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking initiating a comprehensive review of the national television audience reach cap, including the so-called UHF discount used by broadcasters to determine compliance with t

FCC Adopts Restoring Internet Freedom Order, Ends Net Neutrality Protections

In a Declartory Ruling and two Orders, the Federal Communications Commission reversed its 2015 Open Internet rules.

Declaratory Ruling

FCC Modernizes Broadcast Ownership Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted to modernize its broadcast ownership rules and to help promote ownership diversity in the broadcast industry. The Order on Reconsideration:

FCC Moves to Transform Lifeline Program for Low-Income Americans

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to transform its Lifeline program. A Fourth Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Memorandum Opinion and Order changes FCC rules to:

Chairman Pai Announces visit to Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands in March

[Press release] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will visit Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands from March 7–10 to meet with local leaders and communications service providers and review the status of communications restoratio

The President’s Infrastructure Plan Will Help Bolster Broadband Access to Rural America

A task force created by President Donald Trump developed recommendations for promoting prosperity in rural America, and one of its key recommendations is to deploy high-speed internet access to this nation’s farms, factories, forests, and small bu

Presidential Message on 9-1-1 Telecommunicators Day

Each year, approximately 240 million 9-1-1 calls are answered by the calm, reassuring, and professional voices of our Nations public safety communicators.

FCC Agenda for Open Meeting February 22, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Sens Capito, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Close Urban-Rural Digital Divide

Sens Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2018 to help close the urban-rural digital divide and expand access to broadband in rural communities.

Chairman Walden Announces Mike Bloomquist as House Commerce Committee Staff Director

House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) announced Mike Bloomquist, currently the committee’s Deputy Staff Director, will be named Staff Director effective immediately.  The committee’s previous Staff Director Ray Baum passed away Feb