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FTC Chairwoman Ramirez: Set-Top Plan To Include Device Privacy Pledge

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez says she has assurances that as part of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's set-top rule plan, device makers will be held to the same privacy requirements the FCC can impose on

Liberman Broadcasting Asks FCC to Reconsider Comcast Complaint Dismissal

Liberman Broadcasting, parent of Spanish-language network Estrella TV, has asked the Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau to reconsider its decision to reject Liberman's program carriage complaint against Comcast for lack of standing,

Commerce Holding FTC Oversight Hearing, Broadband Privacy Expected to Be On Agenda

The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a Federal Trade Commission oversight hearing. Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) announced that the hearing will be Sept 27 at 10 am. Look for broadband privacy to be a hot topic of conversation.

Chairman Wheeler’s Shell Game With Set-Top Box Rules

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has served up a “compromise” rule on set-top boxes.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Set-Top Plan Gets White House Shout-Out

Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, took the opportunity of a speech on competition policy in Chicago Sept 16 to endorse Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's new set-top plan.

OMB Gets Earful On Enhanced Transparency

The Office of Management and Budget is hearing it from Internet service provides on the new enhanced transparency rules the Federal Communications Commission adopted, but has yet to implement, as part of the Open Internet order and what they argue

AT&T: CCIA 'Compromise' Is Gussied Up FCC NPRM

AT&T has taken aim at the Computer & Communications Industry Association in comments at the Federal Communications Commission, calling CCIA's compromise proposal on set-tops, "a thinly veiled repackaging of the notice of proposed rulemakin

USTelecom: Cable Is BDS Alternative

USTelecom has been talking up cable as a strong competitor in the business data services (BDS) market.

AT&T: IBEW Ratifies Contracts for Former DirecTV Employees

AT&T said that the leadership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has notified the company that IBEW-represented former DirecTV employees have voted to ratify two contracts.

Sen Markey: FCC Should Still Target State Muni Broadband Barriers

While a federal court has ruled that Congress did not give the Federal Communications Commission explicit authority to preempt state laws it sees as impeding broadband buildouts, the will of one member of Congress is clear on that point.