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Biden Nominates Jessica Rosenworcel as FCC Chair, Net Neutrality Advocate Gigi Sohn as Commissioner

President Biden has nominated Jessica Rosenworcel as chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, the White House said Tuesday. He is also tapping Gigi Sohn, a Net Neutrality advocate who co-founded the non-profit advocacy group Public Knowledge, as an FCC commissioner. Rosenworcel has been working as acting FCC chair since January. She has been a Democratic […]

Congressional Leaders Urge FCC to Perform Equity Audit

Congressional leaders and a media advocacy group are urging the Federal Communications Commission to examine how policy decisions and programs have disparately harmed Black Americans and other communities of color, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the acting FCC chair. In the letter, first shared with The Associated Press, Democratic Reps. Jamaal Bowman of […]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to Step Down in January

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday announced that he'll step down from his post on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, even though his current term isn't set to end until July.

Lionsgate Nominates Former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to Board of Directors

Lionsgate has nominated Mignon Clyburn, a former FCC commissioner, to its board of directors.

Senate Votes to Overturn FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

The Obama-era internet rules still face staunch opposition in the House and the White House.

Charter CEO Says Programming Costs Will “Moderate” Amid Digital Disruption

"I don't see the whole world imploding from the programming perspective," Tom Rutledge told an investors conference.

Ion Media Buys Three TV Stations, Bringing Total to 63

The acquisitions come as a new wave of broadcast industry consolidation may follow Sinclair's recent deal for Tribune Media due to FCC rule changes.

FCC Won’t Fine Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ for Trump-Putin Joke

A spokesman for the agency said it received "thousands" of complaints about the late-night host's May 1 show, so it reviewed the material as "standard operating procedure."

New FCC Chairman Says He Aims to “Modernize” Rules for Broadcasters

During a keynote at the NAB Show, Ajt Pai says next-gen TV is a "priority."

FCC Doesn’t Expect to Review AT&T’s Time Warner Deal, Chairman Reiterates

"My role is not to read the headlines and try to make a determination based on who has said what" but is "based on the facts of the law," Ajit Pai said in Barcelona, emphasizing the regulator's political independence.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to Step Down

The move ensures the Republicans will take strong control of the FCC and could endanger net neutrality regulations.

What Donald Trump as President Could Mean for AT&T-Time Warner

The atmosphere for media mergers could become increasingly inhospitable — and also maybe more litigious.