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FCC Republican says Trump is “rightfully venting” anger at the press

Enlarge / FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Getty Images | Bloomberg Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission initially remained silent about President Trump’s call to challenge and possibly revoke licenses that allow NBC and other networks to remain on the air. But Republican […]

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FCC’s DDoS claims will be investigated by government

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) will investigate DDoS attacks that allegedly targeted the Federal Communications Commission’s system for accepting public comments on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back net neutrality rules. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) requested the investigation in August, and the GAO recently confirmed that it […]

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ISPs don’t want to tell the FCC exactly where they offer Internet service

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether it should collect more accurate data about broadband deployment in the US, but cable and telecom lobby groups are urging the FCC to maintain the status quo. Currently, the FCC’s “Form 477” data collection program requires Internet service providers to identify the census blocks in which they provide […]

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FCC chair “refused” to rebuke Trump over threat to take NBC off the air

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai still hasn’t publicly responded to President Trump’s call for NBC and other networks to have their FCC licenses challenged, and Democratic lawmakers are stepping up the pressure. Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. […]

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Comcast found a way to raise other cable companies’ prices, rivals say

Comcast Comcast is increasingly making demands in TV programming contract negotiations that would force its smaller rivals to raise their minimum cable TV prices, a lobby group for small cable companies told the Federal Communications Commission yesterday. The American Cable Association (ACA), which represents nearly 800 small and medium-sized cable operators, asked the FCC to investigate […]