More FCC Articles

  • FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission "will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we'll be...

  • Government: NFL TV 'blackout' rule unsportsmanlike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven't sold out from being televised in the local market. Well, you can't blame the government anymore. The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to end the 1975 rule with a push from its...

  • FCC sacks NFL's blackout rule

    The decision means that TV networks are now free to broadcast home games in the team's media market regardless of how many tickets are sold.

  • FCC votes to eliminate sports blackout rule

    In a unanimous 5-0 decision Tuesday, the FCC voted to repeal its sports blackout policy originally instituted in 1975, which reinforced an NFL policy of blocking television channels from airing games that didn't sell out.

  • Obamaphone use grew 100-fold in 3 years in Md. to twice the number eligible

    Officials admitted Maryland's 10,000 percent increase over three years in a little-noticed hearing before the House's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology in April last year.

  • Comcast accuses Netflix, Discovery of extortion over proposed merger

    Comcast is accusing Netflix and Discovery Communications, among others, of using extortion to oppose its proposed $45 billion dollar merger with Time Warner Cable.

  • Religious groups lobby FCC for open Internet

    In a letter sent to the FCC on Sept. 15, the groups highlighted the importance of a free and open Internet to the religious community as a means of connecting with members and advocating for justice in a —œcrowded and over-commercialized media environment.—�

  • Capitol Hill's favorite sport? Bashing the NFL

    From the league's domestic violence problems to the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name to even how and when games are broadcast, league Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a beating from Capitol Hill this year. Here's a play-by-play.

  • FCC backs Connecticut initiative for ultra high-speed Internet

    Gigabit networks provide Internet access at speeds of up to 1,000 megabits, or 1 gigabit per second, which are over 30 times as fast as the national average.

  • Net neutrality comment period closes

    Thus far, the FCC has received over 1.7 million public comments on the potential rule changes with more to follow as the comment period comes to a close.

  • FCC mulls extending net neutrality to mobile devices

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler spoke out against carrier consolidation in the mobile service market at the Sept. 9 CTIA wireless show in Las Vegas. Wheeler said the FCC is “poised to intervene" in order to prevent further consolidation. Earlier this year, the FCC...

  • Net neutrality complaints hit record

    More than 1.4 million comments have been filed to the Federal Communications Commission regarding net neutrality.

  • Top websites plan symbolic slowdown to protest in favor of Net Neutrality

    Several of the Internet’s most prominent websites including Netflix, Reddit and Mozilla want to demonstrate what browsing would be like if new federal regulations allowed Internet service providers to enable certain websites to load faster or slower than others. On Wednesday, these...

  • Redskins radio license challenged, team name called 'profanity,' 'hate crime'

    One of Washington's top litigators with a record of cowing Big Tobacco and fast food companies has filed a petition with the FCC challenging the license of a radio station owned by the Washington Redskins, a name he dubbed "profanity," and a "hate crime."

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