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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

NFL Offensive Rookie Football.JPEG

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

TC-New Phone

‘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.

FCC reform bill passes House, includes FOIA reform - TheDC

Julius Genachowski

White House has threatened to veto the bill if it reaches the president’s desk

Repurposing the FCC

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

The FCC should repurpose itself in order to more effectively accomplish repurposing of spectrum.

AT&T rebukes FCC as T-Mobile announces big layoffs - TheDC

AT&T - T-Mobile merger

‘The FCC may consider itself an expert agency on telecom, but it is not omniscient’

House Republicans demand LightSquared documents from FCC, other Obama agencies - TheDC


As CEO resigns, Congress demands answers on FCC-LiqhtSquared collaboration

LightSquared CEO made curious max donation to DNC while seeking WH audience - TheDC

US President Barack Obama

Oddly, donation listed under company he hadn’t worked for in a decade

Documents show Obama's FCC used regulatory muscle to destroy LightSquared's competition - TheDC


Pattern of regulatory decisions aimed at establishing ‘open-access’ Internet in the United States

FCC chairman's books contain undocumented meetings with left-wing lobbyists - TheDC

Julius Genachowski

In the months leading up to the Federal Communications Commission’s December 21, 2010 so-called ‘net neutrality’ vote

Broadbanding Together - TheDC


Communications, letters show broadband company received special treatment from FCC, repaid with Democratic Party donations