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FCC’s Baker Trades Commission for Comcast

Meredith Attwell Baker, one of two Republicans on the Federal Communication Commission, has announced she will step down from her post next month to join Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company. Baker joined a majority of FCC commissioners in January in approving Comcast’s venture with NBC Universal. According to a …

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White House to Ask FCC to Auction Additional Mid-Band Spectrum for 5G; Michael Kratsios Quoted

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The White House has announced plans to free up 100 megahertz of the mid-band spectrum for commercial 5G networks and direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to auction by Dec. 2021 that swath of radio frequencies used by the military.

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Obama Chooses Senate Aide, Lawyer for FCC Posts

President Obama on Monday nominated Jessica Rosenworcel, a Senate aide and Democrat, and Republican lawyer Ajit Pai to serve as members of the Federal Communications Commission. Rosenworcel is senior communications counsel for the Senate Commerce Committee and has advised Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) since 2009. She has previous experience at …

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Genachowski Blog Post: Net Neutrality Helps Job Creation

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski took to the FCC blog to defend his net neutrality proposals, writing that an open Internet is vital for the United States’ economic well-being, especially job creation. Small businesses and start-ups have accounted for the creation of 22 million jobs over the past 15 …

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Net Neutrality Update I: Will the Proposal Get the Votes?

Questions have been swirling about Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s new net neutrality proposal since he first laid it out it out last week. It would enshrine the concept of treating all Internet traffic equally into law, but it also held out the carrot of allowing Internet providers to …

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Can You Hear Me Now? FCC Debuts New Phone Bill Proposals

The Federal Communications Commission’s newest initiative doesn’t involve making phone calls clearer; it’s about making phone bills themselves easier to understand. FCC voted Thursday to move forward on its proposal to limit “bill shock,” a term for surprising, often hidden, or unknown charges customers discover on their monthly phone bills, …

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