Within minutes of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote to roll back Obama-era net neutrality regulations, threats of lawsuits to block the move rolled in.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission swept aside rules barring broadband providers from favoring the internet traffic of websites willing to pay for speedier service, sending the future of net neutrality on to a likely court challenge.
The Federal Communications Commission, citing a security threat, briefly adjourned a meeting as it prepared to vote on rolling back net neutrality regulations.
Netflix Inc., a champion for net neutrality regulations three years ago during Washington’s last big battle on the topic, has been less outspoken this year as the rules head for the chopping block.
Broadband provider Comcast Corp. spent years fighting regulations that bar it from charging high-volume internet companies more to speed their content along.
It’s unclear if they were from actual Russian citizens or computer bots originating in the U.S. or elsewhere.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut Obama-era net neutrality rules calls for handing off the job of policing broadband service to an agency with different powers and a different mandate.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said the agency will consider altering and possibly killing a national limit on TV station ownership, in a move that may lead to more media mergers such as Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s proposed purchase of Tribune Media Co.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday proposed vacating Obama-era net neutrality rules, handing a victory to broadband providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. while critics warned of higher prices and a less-open internet.
Aggrieved parties will try to save the regulations in federal court
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will propose vacating Obama-era net neutrality rules, according to a person briefed on the development that will hand a victory to broadband providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. that oppose the regulations.
A divided Federal Communications Commission approved a new TV broadcast standard backed by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., sparking renewed criticism that the agency is favoring the company -- a notion rejected by its Republican chairman.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans.
AT&T is fighting an increasingly public battle with Justice Department antitrust officials, who have questioned whether the combined company would wield too much power.
President Donald Trump indicated the Justice Department may try to block AT&T Inc.’s proposed purchase of CNN owner Time Warner Inc., saying “it will probably end up being maybe litigation, maybe not.”
Regulators eliminated a nearly 80-year-old requirement for TV and radio stations to maintain a main studio in or near the communities they serve, a step that broadcasters welcomed as trimming unneeded rules and critics called a step toward homogenized programming.
The fiery editorials of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. chief political analyst Boris Epshteyn will be beamed into seven in 10 American living rooms if the company is allowed to complete a merger that would transform it into a nationwide conservative TV juggernaut.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission suggested President Donald Trump shouldn’t expect any help from him in punishing television stations for news reports the White House doesn’t like.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has told an opponent of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s proposed purchase of Tribune Media Inc. that the agency may review media ownership rules before ruling on the $3.9 billion deal, something that could delay a decision on the merger.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is “an outspoken defender of First Amendment freedoms,” according to his biography on the agency’s website.
“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?”
President Donald Trump denied ever calling for a bigger U.S. nuclear arsenal and questioned whether FCC licenses should be taken from NBC television stations after the network published a story on Wednesday saying he had done so in a meeting with military and security officials.
Nevada voters last year narrowly approved a ballot measure to require background checks for gun sales between private individuals.
Toymaker Mattel Inc. has announced plans to sell a nursery gadget that will listen to infants and watch over them, record their sleep patterns, and even play a lullaby should they awaken.
AT&T Inc. and other broadband providers asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Obama-era "net neutrality" rule barring internet service providers from slowing or blocking rivals’ content.
Social media platforms are capturing a growing share of political advertising in the U.S. and the revelation that Russian interests used Facebook to influence the presidential election are stirring calls for greater transparency.
Web companies opposed to a federal bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children faced a blunt challenge from U.S. lawmakers at a hearing Tuesday, and a plea from a mother whose child was slain after being advertised for sex on the Backpage.com website.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and a powerful Congressional committee are investigating the data breach at Equifax Inc., deepening government scrutiny of the cyber attack that may have compromised the privacy of 143 million U.S. consumers.
The Trump administration’s slow pace of appointments has left vacancies in key posts related to emergency response, something that may hamper efforts to help victims of Harvey’s record rainfall and Hurricane Irma’s punishing winds.
The wireless industry has for years successfully fought regulations that would force mobile phone networks to be hardened so they work during storms, but it may face renewed demands after Hurricane Harvey knocked out seven of 10 cell towers in the hardest-hit counties of Texas.
Google once had Barack Obama’s ear, served as a revolving door for White House staff and saw its political agenda advance. In Donald Trump’s Washington, some conservatives say it’s gotten so powerful it should be regulated like a public utility.
President Donald Trump’s nominee to advise on broadband and spectrum management suffered a delay in his confirmation Wednesday after Senator Ted Cruz renewed his objections to the U.S. giving up power over administration of the internet.
Microsoft Corp. and Google pleaded with U.S. regulators on Monday to preserve strong net neutrality rules, while AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. backed weakened oversight and said Congress should settle the issue that’s burned for more than a decade.
Soon after President Donald Trump took office with a pledge to cut regulations, Republicans in Congress killed an Obama-era rule restricting how broadband companies may use customer data such as web browsing histories.
The shooting of a Republican lawmaker known for his support for gun rights sparked alarm among GOP colleagues, with some calling for lawmakers to carry weapons and others saying the attack doesn’t justify tighter firearms restrictions.
Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel was chosen to return to the Federal Communications Commission, where she supported net neutrality rules and stricter media ownership limits that now may be undone under Republican leadership.
Former New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said there’s enough evidence to begin an obstruction-of-justice case against President Donald Trump over last month’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will nominate former Justice Department official Christopher A. Wray as FBI director, a day before the man he fired from that post, James Comey, testifies before a Senate committee.
Regulators began dismantling Obama-era net neutrality rules with a vote on Thursday, opening the way to fewer restrictions on broadband providers and raising web companies’ fears they’ll face barriers to reaching customers.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans a preliminary vote Thursday on dismantling Obama-era net neutrality rules, a change supported by broadband providers who say they won’t impede internet service and opposed by web companies that fear barriers to reaching customers.
SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman Masayoshi Son’s dream of uniting his Sprint Corp. with T-Mobile US Inc. almost died in Obama’s Washington. Now Trump officials are giving it new life.
The criminal probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election underwent a personnel shakeup. With the U.S. attorney general self-sidelined, and a new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation close to winning Senate confirmation, a makeshift lineup of law-enforcement officials has been overseeing an inquiry that has implications for American foreign policy, American politics and the Trump presidency. There have been calls to shake up Congress’s investigations as well
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s deal for Tribune Media Co. would give a broadcaster known for its conservative leanings fresh reach into leading media markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
HBO comedian John Oliver jumped again into Washington’s net neutrality debate, urging listeners to flood the Federal Communications Commission with comments in defense of the embattled regulation.
Two U.S. senators declined to offer advice on whether the sole Democratic member of the Federal Communications Commission should skip agency meetings in a bid to stop efforts to weaken or repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rule.
When the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted two years ago to impose net neutrality regulations over internet service providers, Ajit Pai was in the Republican minority and issued a 67-page dissent.
Regulators voted to ease a limit on TV-station ownership, a step that could open a door to mergers such as Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s bid for Tribune Media Co.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted to give companies such as AT&T Inc. and CenturyLink Inc. more freedom over rates in the $45 billion market for fast data lines needed by banks, universities, hospitals and other businesses.
The people of Papillion, Nebraska like the idea of faster, more powerful wireless service in their town of 19,000 -- but not if it means they have to agree to an 11-story tower looming over a church. City officials rejected that proposal and three others from Mobilitie LLC, a California company that installs the infrastructure needed for next generation 5G wireless service.
U.S. regulators approved Time Warner Inc.’s sale of its only TV station, clearing a transaction that helps ease scrutiny of the film and TV giant’s proposed $85.4 billion purchase by AT&T Inc.
Dish Network Corp. spent a surprising $6.2 billion on wireless airwaves in a government auction, a big splurge that did little to address questions about the endgame for billionaire Charlie Ergen’s satellite company.
T-Mobile US Inc., Comcast Corp. and Dish Network Corp. are among the top winners in an auction of airwaves useful for mobile service, according to results released by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Online companies met with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and urged him not to gut the net neutrality rules that protect their traffic, a week after he met with broadband providers that have tried to kill the Obama-era regulations.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he’ll use a meeting this week in Moscow to challenge Russia about chemical weapons in Syria, as the Trump administration plans its next moves following a missile strike in retaliation for the Assad government’s use of the banned munitions.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai may present his proposal to gut Obama-era net neutrality rules as soon as this month, a person familiar with the regulator’s emerging plan said.
U.S. President Donald Trump rescinded a rule requiring internet service providers to seek subscribers’ permission before using their web browsing history for marketing, handing broadband providers a victory and giving Democrats a campaign issue.
Some of Washington’s most persistent lobbyists are racking up big wins, as regulators, members of Congress and even President Donald Trump embrace priorities expressed by the biggest communications companies.
AT&T Inc. last year fought proposed regulations that would have cut the rates it charges for high capacity broadband lines needed by banks, universities, hospitals and other businesses.
Federal regulators in the U.S. are considering rolling back a rule passed by Democrats last year that restricts broadcast companies including Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co. from buying more TV stations.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., a broadcaster eager for freedom from U.S. rules limiting mergers, lined up a Republican regulator for a company conference in Baltimore’s Four Seasons hotel days after the Nov. 8 election.