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1 hr ago | TechCrunch

Cities Petition FCC In Fight For Municipal Broadband

Cities like Chattanooga, Tenn., have led the charge of providing public broadband services to local communities.

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

1 hr ago | Business Journal

FCC signs off on Sinclair-Allbritton TV sale

The Federal Communications Commission has approved Sinclair Broadcast Group's acquisition of eight Allbritton Communications television stations for $985 million, the final hurdle to closing a deal first announced more than a year ago.

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Related Topix: Business News, Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Television, Allbritton Communications

3 hrs ago | Emmy Advanced Media

The FCC Tells ISPs it is Watching Their 'Speed Promises'

U.S. communications regulators on Wednesday reminded Internet service providers to promise consumers only the speed and quality of service that they actually deliver, or face penalties.

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, Business News

4 hrs ago | The Hill

FCC Dem: Telecom mergers the result of online competition

Mergers in the communications space are a reaction to increasing competition from online and other video providers, according to Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission.

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8 hrs ago | Fort Morgan Times

Agencies may need to replace radios

A project to upgrade the Morgan County Communications Center equipment is nearly done, but area emergency responders will now have to think about replacing all of their hand-held radios.

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12 hrs ago | Business Journal

Sarasota's Grain Management waiver from FCC raises eyebrows

A Sarasota man who was a major campaign donor to President Barack Obama is facing tough questions after he received what some are calling preferential treatment by the Federal Communications Commission.

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

16 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Investor Alert: Investigation on Behalf of NeuStar, Inc. Shareholders ...

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP announces that it is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of NeuStar, Inc. concerning possible breaches of fiduciary duties by the Company or its fiduciaries.

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Related Topix: Startups, NeuStar Inc., NeuStar, Business News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sunherald.com

Sullivan campaign reserves post-primary air time

Records filed with the Federal Communications Commission show Sullivan's campaign reserved time in the fall on at least two TV stations.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, US Governors, Matt Mead

SFGate

a Dona t kill the Internet,a protesters urge Obama in Los Altos

While President Obama was raising hundreds of thousands of dollars at two Bay Area fundraisers Wednesdays, protesters urged him to keep a promise he made to ensure that the Internet remains a level playing field.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos, CA, Business News

Government Executive

States Would Sue to Kill City Internet Service

A group representing state legislatures is threatening to sue to protect restrictions on city-run Internet networks, claiming the projects often waste taxpayer money.

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USA Today

FCC serves notice to Internet service providersa

The Federal Communications Commission has issued an advisory warning Internet providers that the actual broadband speeds that consumers get must match what was advertised.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Internet Service Providers

Light Reading

House Votes to Kill CableCARD Mandate

It's been seven years since the FCC's "seven oh seven" mandate banned cable companies from including integrated security in consumer set-top boxes.

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Related Topix: Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Startups, TiVo, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Republican, John Thune

CBS Local

'Net Neutrality' Protesters To Remind Obama Of Campaign Pledge

Protesters were expected to gather Wednesday to call upon President Barack Obama to make good on a campaign pledge to enact anti-discrimination rules for Internet broadband service providers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Los Angeles, CA, Business News

The Washington Post

The Switchboard: Deaf advocacy groups dona t want net neutrality killed on their behalf

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during an open meeting to receive public comment on proposed open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and spectrum auctions May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC.

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Business Wire

Correcting the Record on FDA Decision on Baby Bottles and BPA

On Anniversary of Decision, North American Metal Packaging Alliance, Inc. Urges Media to Report the Facts, Not Its Interpretation of FDA Action -- In July 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its regulations related to the use of bisphenol A -based materials in the manufacturing of plastic baby bottles and sippy cups .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Business News

TV Technology

Burned-Out Tower Lights Draw $10,400 Citation

A Virginia-based business is being fined $10,400 for letting the lights go out on its antenna and not notifying federal flight authorities right away.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bloomberg

Obama Campaign Donor Wins FCC Waiver From Auction Rules

A private-equity company owned by a campaign donor to President Barack Obama won a waiver from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that may give it an advantage in planned airwaves auctions.

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, ATT, Verizon Communications, IT Services

Patch.com

President Obama Arriving in Bay Area Tonight for Fundraiser in Los Altos Hills Home

President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly into San Francisco International Airport tonight for a short fundraising visit in the South Bay.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos Hills, CA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Business News

The Plain Dealer

Net neutrality should be goal of Federal Communications Commission: editorial

The Obama administration has done an aboutface on the issue of net neutrality that does not bode well for the average user of the Internet.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Internet Service Providers, Verizon Communications, Verizon, IT Services, Opinion

Light Reading

The Municipal Menace?

My favorite recent headline about the ongoing legislative brouhaha over municipal networks is this one, from a publication called The Escapist: "Tenn.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, US Politics, The Escapist, Backstab Games, Video Games, Internet Service Providers, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Business News

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