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Oct 1, 2019

Court: FCC can dump net neutrality, but can’t bar state laws

The Federal Communications Commission could dump rules that keep internet providers from favoring some services over others, but couldn't bar states like California from enacting their own prohibitions, a federal court ruled.

Oct 12, 2018

Here’s how the FCC plans to defend its net neutrality repeal

The Federal Communications Commission told a federal court Thursday it acted properly when it repealed the U.S. government's net neutrality rules in 2017.

Jul 20, 2018

Slap at Sinclair seen as turnabout from friendly FCC chief

Sinclair Broadcast Group thought it had a friend in Ajit Pai when he was appointed to lead the Federal Communications Commission.

Jul 16, 2018

FCC chairman has ‘serious concerns’ about Sinclair-Tribune merger

Sinclair Broadcasting's proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media has raised "serious concerns" at the Federal Communications Commission about the amount of control the combined company would have over the U.S. television market, said Ajit Pai, the agency's chairman.

Nov 21, 2017

FCC chairman sets out to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules

WASHINGTON — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday followed through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally, setting up a showdown with consumer groups and internet companies who fear the move will stifle competition and innovation. The current rules, […]

Aug 3, 2017

Fox’s talks with Ion could pave way for dump of Sinclair as partner

21st Century Fox Inc. is in talks to operate local television stations across the U.S. with Ion Media Networks Inc., potentially paving the way for Fox to dump Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. as an affiliate partner, a person familiar with the situation said. Closely held Ion would contribute its more than 60 independent stations to the […]

Aug 27, 2015

Dish and Sinclair agree in principle on new contract

NEW YORK — Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest TV broadcasters in the U.S., said Wednesday they’ve agreed on the outline of a new contract, one day after Sinclair’s channels went dark for Dish customers. Dish Network said signals for the  Hunt Valley-based Sinclair channels are being restored. The Federal Communications […]

Apr 24, 2015

Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov’t pushback

NEW YORK — What killed Comcast’s $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators’ desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV. A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, […]

Jul 25, 2014

Sinclair to close on Allbritton stations Aug. 1

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. next week will become even larger, when it closes on the acquisition of Allbritton television stations.

Jun 13, 2014

FCC exploring reasons for Internet traffic jams

The Federal Communications Commission is setting out to unravel the mystery behind the Internet traffic jams bogging down the delivery of Netflix videos and other online content.

May 12, 2014

FCC revising Internet rules after public backlash

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.

Dec 11, 2013

Strong opposition to in-flight calls, poll finds

WASHINGTON — As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. The Federal Communications Commission will officially start the debate Thursday, holding the first of several meetings to review the agency’s 22-year-old ban. New […]

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