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Pai Says Yes To Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

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."

CenturyLink Agrees To Half-Million FCC Settlement

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.

From The Hill To M Street For An AU Law Student

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.

Baby News A Big FCC Reveal On Deal-Free Friday

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. 

The SBE, Yesterday And Today

"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.
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Senate Six-Pack Seek Justice Move On TV Market Definition

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.
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Cable’s Green NPRM Enters Comment and Reply Period

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.

And Now, The Effective Date Of New FM Translator Interference Rules

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.
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Why Is This Story Column-Worthy?

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."

This Mid-America TV Station Resolves Its KidVid Filing Flub

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.

Up For Comment: ‘Rules to Modernize the LPFM Technical Rules’

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.

FCC Extends Comment, Reply Deadlines For EEO Enforcement NPRM

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.

Nebraska-Born ‘Think F1rst’ Effort Expands To 28 More States

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.
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FCC Scrubs LPTV, TV Translator Auction

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.

House E&C Member’s Retirement Fuels Democrats

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.

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