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Latest Federal Communications Commission Items
  • Illustration: The 'net by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    MOTLEY: FCC quacks duck court showdown

    June 21 marks the six-month anniversary of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) illegally imposing itself on the World Wide Web in order to assert patently absurd "net neutrality" rules.


  • LightSquared gets extension for GPS test results

    Federal regulators have granted a Virginia company called LightSquared a two-week extension to report on recent tests that aimed to determine whether its proposed high-speed wireless broadband network would cripple GPS systems around the country.


  • Court upholds FCC closing of loophole

    A federal court on Friday upheld a recent decision by government regulators to close a loophole that had allowed cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming from satellite TV providers and other rivals.


  • Tests show wireless network could jam GPS systems

    New government test results show that a proposed high-speed wireless broadband network being launched by a company called LightSquared could jam GPS systems used for aviation, public safety, military operations and other uses.


  • FCC move to close program access loophole upheld

    A federal court on Friday upheld a recent decision by government regulators to close a loophole that had allowed cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming from satellite TV providers and other rivals.


  • AT&T phone

    LUTTRELL: Plugging in rural America

    Recently, representatives from the nation's oldest national agricultural organization were in Washington to meet with members of Congress and discuss issues that are impacting rural communities across the country. Of importance among these issues is the recently announced merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA.


  • FCC report finds major shortage in local reporting

    There is a shortage of in-depth local journalism needed to hold government agencies, schools and businesses accountable, the federal agency that regulates television broadcasters concludes in a new report.


  • Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Fairness Doctrine death watch

    Congressional Republicans want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to silence the Fairness Doctrine once and for all. Although the policy that gave government the power to regulate political speech in radio and TV broadcasts was dropped by President Reagan's FCC, nostalgic leftists periodically seek to revive the measure as a means of muzzling conservative talk radio.


  • Comcast apologizes to nonprofit for cutting funds

    Comcast has apologized to a Seattle nonprofit called Reel Grrls after an executive told the organization that Comcast would no longer fund it because of its Twitter post questioning Comcast's hiring of a member of the Federal Communications Commission.


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