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  1. FCC Chairman Defends Controversial New Rules on Retransmission Consent

    7:30 pm 4/2/2014

    Speaking to a receptive group of cable operators, Tom Wheeler said that the goals Congress laid out when it passed the law have been "perverted," and needed to be reformed.Read more

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  2. FCC Fines TV Companies $1.9 Million for Messing With Emergency Alert System

    11:41 am 3/3/2014

    Viacom, NBCUniversal and ESPN are in regulatory trouble for airing a trailer for "Olympus Has Fallen" with a particularly distinctive screeching noise.Read more

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  3. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Renews Commitment to 'Open Internet' Rules

    9:03 am 2/19/2014

    After a court decision throwing out anti-blocking and anti-discrimination rules, the media regulatory chief says he will be asking his fellow commissioners to come up with new standards and guidance for broadband providers.Read more

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  4. Ex-FCC Chairman Genachowski Joins The Carlyle Group

    5:50 am 1/6/2014

    The former IAC executive will be a partner in the private-equity firm's U.S. buyout team and will focus on tech, media and telecom investments.Read more

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  5. FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine for 'Conan's' Simulated Emergency Alert Promo

    9:38 am 11/6/2013

    An ad for TBS' late-night show sounded similar to a distress signal, leading the commission to insist that the channel's parent company pay a large penalty.Read more

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  6. Tom Wheeler Makes First Staff Address as FCC Chairman

    1:27 pm 11/5/2013

    Calling it the "Optimism Agency" of the federal government, Wheeler introduces new staff -- including controversial hire Gigi Sohn -- and tells his team "the 21st century economy starts here."Read more

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  7. New FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: 7 Things to Know (Analysis)

    5:00 am 11/4/2013

    He takes office as one of the most experienced commission heads in history and has close ties to President Obama. Still, rumors swirl in D.C. about his closed-door meeting with Sen. Ted Cruz. Read more

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  8. How Long Will Sen. Ted Cruz Keep The FCC On Hold?

    5:00 am 10/28/2013

    The Tea Party favorite has put off the confirmation of Obama nominee Tom Wheeler, forcing the commission to delay discussion of major issues of interest for the broadcast, broadband and communications industries.Read more

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  9. FCC Orders Comcast to Put Bloomberg TV Alongside Other News Channels

    5:42 am 9/27/2013

    The regulatory agency points to an agreed-upon condition when it approved the cable giant's acquisition of NBCUniversal.Read more

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  10. Michael P. O'Rielly Nominated to Fill GOP Seat on FCC

    1:59 pm 8/2/2013

    The appointment, rumored for weeks, should help move forward the confirmation of Tom Wheeler as FCC chairman.Read more

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