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VICTORY: FCC scraps media survey amid allegations of trying to regulate news

FCC front door
'In the course of FCC review and public comment, concerns were raised that some of the questions may not have been appropriate'

FCC head DENIES allegations that feds are trying to shape news coverage

FCC Chairman Wheeler testifies before the House Communications and Technology panel on Capitol Hill in Washington
'The Commission has no intention of regulating political or other speech of journalists or broadcasters'

Feds plan to inspect media for what they cover

Ajit Pai FCC Commissioner

GOP appointee wins one round, but the Democrats are planning their countermove

FCC media content probe doesn't seem to be happening


Is the regulator abandoning its plan to investigate news organizations?

GOP lawmakers look to ban in-flight cell phone calls

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‘[I]f passengers are going to be forced to listen to the gossip in the aisle seat, it’s going to make for a very long flight’

FCC plans to interrogate reporters, rank acceptability of content


Airwaves regulator will probe content, point of view and perceived bias in print, online and broadcast media

FCC program intended for student Internet pays for teacher text messaging


‘Congress did not ask the FCC to subsidize school administrators’ anytime minutes’

McCain works to break up cable bundles, experts push back

John McCain. AP Images.

GOP senator goes missing from ‘State of Video’ hearing before others cast doubt on proposal

PATEL & RUSSELL: Hail to the bleep

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It’s not up to the FCC to determine the appropriateness of the Washington Redskins’ name.

Republican FCC commissioner to step down

FCC commissioners. McDowell is second from the right. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Bush appointee Robert McDowell’s pending resignation leaves 1 Republican on 4-person commission

FCC to investigate ban on unlocking cellphones

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‘Consumers … should not face financial burdens when trying to change providers’

Current TV defends Al-Jazeera, the station's new boss

Al-Jazeera network

Congressman still has ‘legitimate concerns’ about foreign-owned news channel

FTC concludes Google investigation amid lack of evidence of unfair practices - TheDC

Barack Obama and Eric Schmidt at Google. Getty Images.

Competitors and others charge special treatment because of Obama relationship

FCC: Cell towers hit during Sandy need fuel - TheDC

Superstorm Gas Pumps

Comms services for affected areas being restored despite need for fuel to power cell towers’ back up generators

Support withers for FCC Internet tax - TheDC


Backers viewed proposal as a vehicle to ensure broadband coverage in underserved areas

Norquist, conservative groups petition FCC in favor of latest Verizon deal - TheDC

Grover Norquist

‘Consumers will see substantial net benefits from expanded coverage enabled by additional spectrum’

FCC stays mum on ties to left-wing lobbyists - TheDC


Commission rejects numerous Freedom of Information Act requests from conservatives regarding net neutrality

The FCC Public Interest Test Problem

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

The FCC’s public interest test undermines Congress’ goals of promoting communications competition and efficient secondary wireless markets.

FCC votes to make broadcasters' political ad info available online - TheDC

Broadcasters Political Disclosure

The FCC was first mandated by Congress in 2002 to make the political file of broadcasters available for public inspection, which made the information available to the public in file cabinets.