A week after the FCC released its net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, Chairman Tom Wheeler responded to Congressional Republican claims that he was in cahoots with the Obama administration in developing the new regs.
FCC commissioners voted 5-0 Monday to move forward with a proposal that would end a requirement that cable operators prove they have competition from satellite operators in order to avoid rate regulation.
It's been hardly a week since the FCC released its net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is now on the Congressional hot seat whether President Barack Obama drove the commission to make this new regulatory move.
The FCC's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum is scheduled to start in a little under year from now, and many technical rules need to be resolved between now and then. However, wireless carriers and broadcasters seem to be unified on one key issue: They want the FCC to change its plans for dealing with "impaired" spectrum, or spectrum that will have too much interference to be used.
For the second time, the FCC is pausing its 180-day "shot clock" for its regulatory reviews of this year's two mega mergers of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and AT&T and DirecTV.
The FCC's recently published net neutrality rules will not spell doom for wireless carriers that want to launch sponsored data plans, according to a report from analysts at Wall Street firm New Street Research.
Last week, Globalstar trumpeted the successful tests it completed during demonstrations at the FCC showing no interference between terrestrial low power services (TLPS), Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. But the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is having none of it, saying its own demonstrations at the FCC actually provided illustrations of interference with Bluetooth hearing aids and Bluetooth Smart Lighting.
Even as the FCC continues to review the Comcast and Time Warner Cable mega-merger, a report has emerged that Charter Communications is looking to make a deal to acquire Bright House Networks.
The FCC has delivered its long-awaited net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act. The FCC posted the 400-page order to its website two weeks after it was approved in a 3-2 vote by the Democratic-controlled commission.
The FCC published its full net neutrality rules and gave wireless carriers insight into three key elements of the regulations: what constitutes "reasonable network management;" how future wireless data practices will be evaluated to make sure they comply with the rules; and why wireless networks are covered in the first place.