Articles about "FCC"


Broadcasters prepare to battle mobile phone companies for airwaves

The New York Times
To accommodate growing mobile voice and data traffic, the FCC wants to take spectrum from "inefficient" users (meaning broadcasters) and auction it off. "Broadcasters have long been under siege, their audiences slipping away to cable television, their advertisers defecting to the Internet. Although giving up spectrum would go unnoticed by most viewers, the fight to hold onto a chunk of the airwaves could be the industry’s biggest battle in years."
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Verizon-Google proposal raises net neutrality alarms

USA Today
Net neutrality advocates from Facebook to MoveOn.org argued Tuesday that a plan to allow preferred access to mobile Internet data would “kill Internet freedom” by allowing corporations to buy faster or more reliable access to deliver their content … Read more

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How the FCC Boosted the Internet at Broadcasting’s Expense

In a little-covered speech a couple of weeks ago, Reed Hundt, a former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, told an audience that the FCC delayed the transition to HDTV, stole potential income from phone companies and created policies to … Read more

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Consumers, Local Stations Have a Stake in Cable Retransmission Dispute

The New Year’s Eve game of “chicken” between the Fox television network and Bright House cable was a foreshadowing of a battle that will play out again and again around the country, and it could not be more important to … Read more

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Congress’ CALM Act Aims to Quiet TV Commercials

If commercials seem louder than the TV programs that surround them, it may not be your imagination. The FCC, Congress and a nonprofit group made up of broadcasters and cable operators are all working on ways to even out the … Read more

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Restore Credibility in Online Ads by Targeting Bottom-Feeders of the Link Economy

The overwhelmingly upbeat conversations from the recent meeting of the Online News Association haven’t stopped even though the conference attendees have returned home from San Francisco. Of course, this is a group that has been chatting with each other one … Read more

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Apple’s Rejection of Google Voice App Points to Competition on Mobile Web

The blogosphere was almost giddy with delight last week at the spectacle of Apple, AT&T and Google getting into a dispute over net neutrality.

In truth it is the Federal Communications Commission picking the fight, which centers on a … Read more

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FCC Moves to Tone Down Loud TV Commercials

Congress is pressing the Federal Communications Commission to do something about loud TV ads, the kind that seem to scream at you through the TV screen. The government may act soon, but broadcasters may act sooner.

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Supreme Court Sends Wardrobe Malfunction Ruling Back to Appeals Court

CBS Corp. could once again face a fine for the wardrobe malfunction involving Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

The Federal Communications Commission wanted to fine CBS $550,000 for the incident, which lasted 9/16 … Read more

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What Genachowski’s Role As New FCC Chairman Means for Broadcasters

President Barack Obama nominated Julius Genachowski as head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday. Genachowski, who served as Obama’s technology adviser, raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s campaign and is widely credited for moving the Obama campaign toward the Read more

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