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Trump Team Talks Up Sen Heitkamp as Agriculture Secretary Speculation Grows

The president-elect is scheduled to huddle with Sen Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), a member of the Senate Broadband Caucus and a "clean coal" technology advocate, as part of Dec 2's round of transition meetings.

Confirmation Prospects for FCC’s Rosenworcel Remain Cloudy

Confirmation prospects for Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission, who’s awaiting a Senate vote for a second term, aren’t dead yet, apparently.

CTIA Wants Small ISPs Permanently Exempt From Net Neutrality Transparency Rules

CTIA - The Wireless Association called on the Federal Communications Commission to permanently exempt small businesses from transparency rules included in the agency’s 2015 network neutrality rules, with the current exemption scheduled to expire o

FCC Commissioner O’Rielly Is in It for the Long Haul

Washington (DC) may be white-knuckling its way through the last days of a traumatic 2016 election. But up on the eighth floor of the Federal Communications Commission, Michael O’Rielly is taking it all in stride.

FCC Holds Off on Security Mandates for Internet of Things

Don’t expect the Federal Communications Commission to rush into issuing network security rules anytime soon, even in the face of a congressional inquiry seeking the agency’s response to the massive Oct 21 distributed-denial-of-service attack.

FCC Schedules November Vote on Bulk Data Price Caps

The Federal Communications Commission said that commissioners will vote on final rules governing the pricing of older bulk-data services during its next open meeting, scheduled for Nov 17.

AT&T, Time Warner Execs Knock Trump, Kaine for ‘Uninformed’ Merger Comments

AT&T and Time Warner chief executives Randall Stephenson and Jeffrey Bewkes are pushing back against “uninformed comments” from top politicians attacking the pending $85 billion deal to combine their companies.

How the Broadband Industry Could Challenge FCC’s Privacy Rules

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to pass privacy rules. Once approved, the rules would require explicit consent from customers before companies can use many forms of data for marketing purposes.

Vuja De All Over Again

[Commentary] We should learn from our own history. Following the AT&T battles, the entry of competition and new technology was greatly beneficial to consumers and businesses at every level of our economy.

Fight Over FCC Privacy Rule Ramps Up Ahead of Vote

The Federal Communications Commission’s plan to designate web browsing and app usage as “sensitive” has privacy advocates cheering and the industry rushing to lobby the agency to tweak the final rule ahead of next week’s vote.