The FCC's review of Softbank's proposed $20.1 billion purchase of 70 percent of Sprint Nextel, as well as Sprint's bid to take control of Clearwire, is on track, according to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.
Robert McDowell, one of the two Republican FCC commissioners, on Wednesday announced he will leave the regulator in the next few weeks.
Robert McDowell, one of the two Republican FCC commissioners, said he will resign from his post in the next few weeks, ending a tenure of nearly seven years at the commission. He was first appointed in 2006 and was reappointed in 2009.
Republican FCC commissioner Robert McDowell said Wednesday that he will soon step down from the commission. McDowell announced his resignation at the commission's open meeting on Wednesday.
AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon--three of the top U.S. telcos--have collectively said they don't support a set of new of cybersecurity recommendations developed by an advisory panel to the FCC.
Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son and Clearwire CEO Erik Prusch recently met with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and other FCC commissioners to argue that regulators should approve their various deals, according to FCC filings.
At the first meeting of the FCC's Technology Transitions Policy Taskforce on March 18, the workshop will consider various topics around the final transition to IP. One suggestion that has received considerable support is that the process should protect consumers by including a few pilot trials to ensure that any issues that surface do so within a limited and safe environment.
Recent moves by AT&T and Verizon to increase their DSL rates has drawn fire from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D.-Conn.), who has asked FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to look more closely at rising broadband rates.
It's not often that you get to see a regulator interact casually with cable executives, as FCC commissioner Ajit Pai did on Wednesday during an appearance at the American Cable Association Summit. But ACA and its members take a much more personal approach to lobbying Congress and the FCC on key issues like retransmission consent, compared to major cable operators like Comcast.
Pakistan's International Clearing House is taking a retaliatory stance against a recent FCC order that prohibits facilities-based U.S service providers from paying the coalition's higher long-distance termination fees by threatening to block traffic terminated in the country.