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FCC Chairman Defends Controversial New Rules on Retransmission Consent

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.

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

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

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Renews Commitment to ‘Open Internet’ Rules

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…

Ex-FCC Chairman Genachowski Joins The Carlyle Group

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.

FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine for ‘Conan’s’ Simulated Emergency Alert Promo

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.

Tom Wheeler Makes First Staff Address as FCC Chairman

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."

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

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.

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

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…

FCC Orders Comcast to Put Bloomberg TV Alongside Other News Channels

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

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

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

Senator Calls to Revoke Fox’s WWOR-TV License Over TMZ Knockoff

New Jersey's Robert Menendez tells the FCC that the station has abandoned its community responsibilities by getting rid of its nightly newscast.

What to Expect From the Next FCC Chairman (Analysis)

Partisan maneuvering could delay Obama-nominee Thomas Wheeler's confirmation by months, but the 67-year-old's experience and views have been praised by both sides of the aisle.