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FCC revising Internet rules after public backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks. According to an ...

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FCC won’t appeal ruling on Internet neutrality

Members of a global advocacy group, Avaaz, stand next to a digital counter showing the number of petition signatures calling for Net neutrality outside the Federal Communication Commission in Washington recently. Avaaz joined other U.S. advocacy groups to deliver the signatures to the FCC. Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, announced Wednesday that the agency will rewrite the anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules following the ruling by a federal appeals court last month that said the FCC has the authority to regulate broadband providers’treatment of Internet traffic but the agency failed to establish that its regulations don't overreach. AP Images

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission says it won’t appeal a court decision that struck down rules it designed to ensure that the transmission of all Internet content be treated equally. The agency says it will fashion new rules. The ...

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Loud cellphone talkers next bane of air travelers?

UPDATE: FCC chairman says airlines have final say on calls NEW YORK — A day after setting off an uproar among travelers opposed to the idea in-flight phone calls, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Chairman backtracked, saying he ...

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Court upholds FCC authority in cell tower disputes

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the authority of federal regulators to try to speed local government decisions on proposals to build or expand cell phone towers. The court voted 6-3 Monday to uphold an appeals court ruling ...

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FCC lets cable companies encrypt signals

NEW YORK — Federal regulators are letting cable companies scramble all their TV signals, closing a loophole that lets many households watch basic cable channels for free. The Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to lift a ban on encryption of ...

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Court throws out FCC penalties for cursing, nudity

WASHINGTON — Broadcasters anticipating a major constitutional ruling on the government’s authority to regulate what can be shown and said on the airwaves instead won only the smallest of U.S. Supreme Court victories Thursday. The justices unanimously threw out fines ...

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FCC OKs PAETEC-Windstream merger

The Federal Communications Commission approved the PAETEC-Windstream merger Tuesday. With the New York Public Service Commission giving its approval last week, the most significant regulatory hurdles to the acquisition have been cleared. Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards said in a release ...

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PAETEC shareholders OK Windstream merger

The merger between PAETEC Holding Corp. and Windstream Communications is moving forward with the approval of stockholders. At a special meeting Thursday in Manhattan, approximately 99 percent of the shares voting were in favor of adopting the merger agreement, according to a release.

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Wireless carriers must address bill overages

After many consumers complained of unexpected charges on their wireless phone bill, the Federal Communications Commission initially proposed new rules to help address the situation. However, due to the efforts of the wireless phone company trade association (CTIA) ...

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City calls for FCC review of PAETEC sale

The city of Rochester is opposing the sale of PAETEC Holding Corp. to Arkansas-based Windstream Corp. Mayor Thomas S. Richards announced today that he has instructed Corporation Counsel Robert J. Bergin to submit a formal comment to the Federal Communications Commission ...

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