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Subsidies for Huawei Gear Would Be Banned Under FCC Proposal

Subsidies for Huawei Gear Would Be Banned Under FCC Proposal

Regulators set a vote on preventing U.S. government subsidies from being spent on gear from Huawei Technologies Co., ratcheting up pressure on the Chinese supplier already targeted as a security risk
FCC Wants to Ease TV Broadcasters’ Mandate to Air Children’s Programming

FCC Wants to Ease TV Broadcasters’ Mandate to Air Children’s Programming

Federal regulators intend to ease requirements for television broadcasters to air children’s programming, saying a decades-old mandate has become outdated in an era of abundant kids’ shows on cable
Ford Takes Regulator for a Spin in Pitch to Save Connected Cars

Ford Takes Regulator for a Spin in Pitch to Save Connected Cars

Automakers won control over a choice swath of wireless spectrum 20 years ago on the promise of delivering safety innovations to vehicles.
Under Fire From Trump, Huawei Asks FCC to Stay Out of the Fight

Under Fire From Trump, Huawei Asks FCC to Stay Out of the Fight

Huawei Technologies Co., already under siege by the Trump administration, on Wednesday urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission not to join the fight.
Heat Surrounding Alex Jones Grows as Pirate Radio Outlet Fined

Heat Surrounding Alex Jones Grows as Pirate Radio Outlet Fined

Right-wing provocateur Alex Jones has had programming knocked off Facebook, Google and other online platforms after it was deemed hate speech. Now the operators of a Texas radio station in his Texas
White House Called FCC to Talk About Sinclair’s Tribune Deal

White House Called FCC to Talk About Sinclair’s Tribune Deal

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said White House counsel Don McGahn called him as the agency moved to scuttle Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s proposed merger with Tribune
FCC Proposal to Cut Fraud Seen Gutting `Obamaphone' Supply Chain

FCC Proposal to Cut Fraud Seen Gutting `Obamaphone' Supply Chain

Thomas Howard lives alone in Baltimore and relies on Social Security and an occasional meal at the Viva House, a soup kitchen where he once met a man offering mobile phones paid for by the federal
‘Sue Me,’ Sinclair Tells Justice Official as Tribune Deal Tanks

‘Sue Me,’ Sinclair Tells Justice Official as Tribune Deal Tanks

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. lost its $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media Co. after goading the Trump administration’s top antitrust official with the tart phrase: "Sue me."
Slap at Sinclair Seen as Turnabout From Friendly FCC Chief

Slap at Sinclair Seen as Turnabout From Friendly FCC Chief

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. thought it had a friend in Ajit Pai when he was appointed to lead the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Get Ready for Big Media to Get Bigger After AT&T Victory

Get Ready for Big Media to Get Bigger After AT&T Victory

The ruling for the Time Warner acquisition ends any hope that Trump’s arrival in Washington would usher in a wave of populist antitrust crackdowns.
Broadband Leaders Push Back on Proposed Ban on ZTE, Huawei Gear

Broadband Leaders Push Back on Proposed Ban on ZTE, Huawei Gear

Trade groups representing the leading American broadband and wireless providers told the the Federal Communications Commission to go slow as it weighs banning the use of federal subsidies to purchase
Intelsat Soars as Proposal for New Airwaves Uses Progresses

Intelsat Soars as Proposal for New Airwaves Uses Progresses

Satellite operators Intelsat SA and SES SA beam video programming from space down to TV stations and cable systems across the U.S. Now they want to let Earth-bound wireless companies hitch a ride on
T-Mobile's Getting Help From Trump Allies in Deal for Sprint

T-Mobile's Getting Help From Trump Allies in Deal for Sprint

T-Mobile US Inc. is getting some well-connected help in Washington as it seeks to win approval for its purchase of Sprint Corp.: a lobbying firm staffed by former Trump campaign aides.
Senate Democrats Win Net Neutrality Vote With Help of Three Republicans

Senate Democrats Win Net Neutrality Vote With Help of Three Republicans

Senate Democrats won a vote to preserve net neutrality regulations, a victory for a measure that still faces obstacles to becoming law but could appeal to young voters and boost the party in mid-term
AT&T Paid Cohen Up to $600,000 for Trump Insights

AT&T Paid Cohen Up to $600,000 for Trump Insights

An employee helps a customer at an AT&T Inc. store in Manhattan Beach, California, U.S., on Monday, July 22, 2013. AT&T Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on July 23. Photographer:
‘No’ Cohen Inquiries on Net Neutrality on AT&T’s Behalf, FCC Chairman Says

‘No’ Cohen Inquiries on Net Neutrality on AT&T’s Behalf, FCC Chairman Says

AT&T has acknowledged it hired a firm founded by President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules Set to End June 11

Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules Set to End June 11

The Federal Communications Commission’s Obama-era requirement that internet service providers treat web content equally will end June 11 and be replaced by new rules compelling them to disclose their
AT&T, Novartis Ties to Cohen Show Push for Trump Insights

AT&T, Novartis Ties to Cohen Show Push for Trump Insights

Donald Trump’s election as the ultimate outsider in 2016 sent companies scrambling to understand the new president.
FCC Shifts $9 Billion Phone Aid Fund Out of Bank of America

FCC Shifts $9 Billion Phone Aid Fund Out of Bank of America

Regulators have begun moving almost $9 billion collected to subsidize phone and broadband service from a Bank of America account to what auditors call safer ground at the U.S. Treasury.
Trump’s China Concern Adds Pressure in Race to Be First With 5G

Trump’s China Concern Adds Pressure in Race to Be First With 5G

The Trump administration’s concern about China’s growing technology clout is putting even more pressure on U.S. wireless carriers in their marketing battle over which company will be the first to