FCC Chairman Recommends OK Of $48.5B AT&T-DirecTV DealThe head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV.
AT&T Hit With $100M Fine For Its 'Unlimited' Data PlansAT&T Mobility LLC has been hit with a $100 million fine for offering consumers "unlimited" data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they hit a certain amount.
AT&T Paying $25M To Settle US Action Over Data BreachesAT&T is paying $25 million in a settlement with federal regulators over data breaches at three call centers in Latin America that compromised customer data for some 280,000 U.S. customer accounts.
Why Is Prime Time The Way It Is?The beginnings of prime time go back to the days of network radio. Essentially, it refers to that time of day that has the highest available audience for viewing or listening.
FCC Approves 'Net Neutrality' RegulationsThe Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.
Obama Pitching More Access To Fast InternetPresident Obama is again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the FCC to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed internet service.
FCC Chairman Hints At Utility Rules For InternetFCC Chairman Tom Wheeler appears poised to propose new rules that would classify Internet service providers as public utilities in a move designed to ensure everyone has the same access to free content online.
FCC: 'Redskins' Not Profane; Radio Station Keeps LicenseSaying the word 'Redskins' on the air isn't obscene or profane -- at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission.
FCC Eliminates Sports Blackout RulesThe FCC has eliminated the 'sports blackout' rule that allowed restriction of television broadcasts in local TV markets.
FCC Chief Supports Repeal Of NFL TV Blackout RulesThe commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission says it's time to repeal NFL television blackout rules.
AT&T Says DIRECTV Deal Would Expand AccessIn an attempt to curry favor with regulators, AT&T said that, if it's allowed to buy DIRECTV, it will be able to afford an expansion of fiber connections into more homes.
FCC Urges Hotels To Implement New 9-1-1 Dialing SystemThe Federal Communications Commission says more hotel and motel operators are allowing guests to dial 9-1-1 directly in the event of an emergency.