FCC media content probe doesn't seem to be happening

Business | Tim Cavanaugh

Is the regulator abandoning its plan to investigate news organizations?

GOP lawmakers look to ban in-flight cell phone calls

Politics | Caroline May
Cellphone Cramming.JPEG

‘[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

US | Tim Cavanaugh

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

Tech | Josh Peterson

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

McCain works to break up cable bundles, experts push back

Politics | Brendan Thomas
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

Opinion | Neil Patel & Richard Russell
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

Tech | Josh Peterson
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

Tech | Josh Peterson
TC-New Phone

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

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

US | Nicole Lafond
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

Tech | Josh Peterson
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

Tech | Josh Peterson
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

Politics | Josh Peterson

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

Tech | Josh Peterson
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

Politics | Josh Peterson

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

The FCC Public Interest Test Problem

Opinion | Scott Cleland
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

Politics | Josh Peterson
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

Politics | Josh Peterson
Julius Genachowski

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

Repurposing the FCC

Opinion | Randolph May
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

Politics | Josh Peterson
AT&T - T-Mobile merger

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