The proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint has passed muster with the Chairman of the FCC. But, the Democratic Commissioners are less than pleased, noting that what's before the FCC now "is not the same deal the parties filed months ago."
The Enforcement Bureau has reached a settlement with CenturyLink to resolve an investigation into the company’s placement of unauthorized third-party charges and fees onto consumers’ bills. As part of the settlement, the company has agreed to pay $550,000 to the U.S. Treasury.
For the last several years, a student at the AU Washington College of Law has built himself a formidable Capitol Hill resume. Now, this individual is poised to take a position at a respected communications law firm just steps from NAB HQ -- and a popular Shake Shack.
With Congress in recess through Labor Day weekend, many D.C. attorneys were out of the office on Friday. This could be why no new transactions appeared in the FCC's CDBS. For one FCC Commissioner, being away from the Portals was vitally important. That's because he's a new father.
"It all began in the summer of 1964, when hundreds of radio and television stations received an envelope addressed simply to the 'Chief Engineer,' postmarked Cleveland, Ohio." That's how columnist Ken Benner begins his latest installment -- a tribute to the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
The legislators on Monday wrote to the DOJ's Makan Delrahim in a show of support of its ongoing review of video marketplace rules following a May workshop focused on "competition in television and digital advertising." What do they seek? An update to DOJ market definitions.
On July 10, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking "seeking to modernize certain cable and satellite TV provider notifications." Now, the formal comment date and reply comment date for this NPRM dealing with another FCC green initiative have been set.
When will all rule modifications adopted in the FM Translator Interference Report and Order take effect? Two notices published in the Federal Register have triggered the effective date of the amended rules.
Featured columnist and "Mock" inspection pro Ken Benner will never forget the third station he was assigned to inspect under the ABIP program. The situation was so bad that it became the genesis for the “Authorization and Indemnification for Conducting Alternative FCC Inspections."
A broadcast TV station received a Notice of Apparent Liability in response to its failure to timely file its Children's Television Programming reports for 13 quarters. Even worse, the licensee didn't report these late filings in its renewal application. The matter has now been resolved.
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been released by the FCC in response to a petition by REC Networks to amend the Commission’s rules for the Low Power FM radio service. A Comment Date and Reply Comment Date will be affirmed upon publication of the NPRM in the Federal Register.
On June 12, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on how it could make improvements to equal employment opportunity compliance and enforcement. The NPRM specified comment and reply comment dates. Scratch them, thanks to a successful MMTC ask.
One year ago, Nebraska media organizations launched a campaign designed to better educate Nebraskans on the First Amendment. Today, more than 20 other state broadcast associations and/or press associations are asking their respective members to carry the campaign with creative that has been updated for use across the country.
So, you thought you'd get in to broadcast television ownership via Auction 104? A change in plans is now necessary. The FCC just scrapped its plans to conduct the low-power station swap meet.
Pete Olson of Texas has become the second Republican Member of Congress this week to announce his retirement, and say no to a 2020 reelection campaign. Olson is presently a member of the House E&C's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, with FCC oversight.