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Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal

NEW YORK (AP) — The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun. A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia sued Tuesday to block the rules. So ...

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50 senators endorse resolution to restore FCC net neutrality regulations

WASHINGTON – Fifty Senate lawmakers have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday. The tally leaves supporters just one vote shy of the 51 required to ...

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FCC probes broadcasting firm said to be backed by Chinese

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are investigating a U.S. radio broadcasting company that is reportedly majority-owned by a unit of a Chinese government broadcaster. A spokesman for the Federal Communications Commission confirmed Tuesday that the agency will open a probe into ...

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You still use a landline? FCC OKs new phone rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules designed to help people reach 911 and prepare for changes in home phone service as the old copper network that powers it gets replaced. Companies such as AT&T and Verizon will have ...

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FCC OKs tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast ...

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FCC chief supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

BUFFALO (AP) — The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission said it’s time to repeal NFL television blackout rules. Ajit Pai said the FCC needs to “be on the side of sports fans” regarding league rules that prevent games that ...

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NY senators on letter for open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to reclassify the transmission component of broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. In a letter sent to the FCC on Tuesday, 13 Senate Democrats point ...

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FCC crafting rules for the future of the Net

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Time is running out for consumers to make their voices heard on new regulations being crafted by the Federal Communications Commission that will dictate Internet availability for years to come. The FCC is considering rules that would allow giant Internet ...

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FCC to go forward with Net neutrality rules

NEW YORK — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to go forward with the proposal of new rules that could set standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks. The preliminary vote, ...

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