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The FCC Moves Closer to Killing Net Neutrality, Sparks Uproar - Posted May 15, 2014
The FCC voted three-to-two to advance Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, which would allow websites to pay ISPs for special access to consumers. Critics of the plan have warned that the move would stifle innovation and give an unfair advantage to bigger companies. Pretty much the entire tech industry ... [AllFacebook]

The FCC Moves Closer to Killing Net Neutrality, Sparks Uproar - Posted May 15, 2014
The FCC voted three-to-two to advance Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, which would allow websites to pay ISPs for special access to consumers. Critics of the plan have warned that the move would stifle innovation and give an unfair advantage to bigger companies. Pretty much the entire tech industry ... [SocialTimes.com]

Is 'Common Carrier' the Answer to the Net Neutrality Question? - Posted May 14, 2014
In the battle for net neutrality and an open Internet, the FCC -- and its chairman Tom Wheeler -- have gotten a lot of flak. Minn. Sen. Al Franken sent letters to the FCC and has spoken openly about the importan... [AllFacebook]

FCC Votes to Restrict Joint Service Agreements - Posted March 31, 2014
The FCC voted today to tighten media ownership rules by cracking down on joint service agreements, The Hill reports: Under Monday's 3-2 vote, a broadcast company that sells 15 percent or more of a sta... [TVSpy]

FCC Votes to Prevent Joint Retransmission Negotiations - Posted March 31, 2014
The FCC has voted to bar broadcasters from negotiating retransmission deals for multiple television stations in the same market, TVNewsCheck reports: Under the new regulation adopted, two or more separately owned Top-4 b... [TVSpy]

FCC Expected to Vote on Shared Service Agreement Ban - Posted March 6, 2014
Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to ask the FCC to vote on a ban of some shared-service agreements in the commissions next meeting. The proposal is also expected to ban local stations from teaming up in retransmission negotiations. ... [TVSpy]

ACA Asks FCC to Change How it Grants Licenses, Supports SSA Study - Posted November 27, 2013
The American Cable Association is asking FCC chairman Tom Wheeler to change the way the FCC approves station licenses. In its letter, the ACA asked the FCC to review station deals in front of the entire commission or "en banc," when the deal involves a shared... [TVSpy]

Senator Asks FCC to Consider Effects of Service Agreements Before Approving Deals - Posted November 26, 2013
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV has asked FCC chairman Tom Wheeler to delay ruling on upcoming station group mergers until the Government Accountability Office can complete its report on shared service agreements. The... [TVSpy]

The Morning Ticker: Moyers, Wheeler, Cheney - Posted October 30, 2013
Bill Moyers is ending his show "Moyers & Company" in January. The show, distributed by American Public Television, is running out of funding. BillMoyers.com will continue providing similar stories. The Sena... [TVNewser]

Tom Wheeler Confirmed as Head of FCC - Posted October 30, 2013
Tom Wheeler has been confirmed by the Senate as FCC Chairman. According to The New York Times, "The vote came after ... [TVSpy]

President Obama Nominates Tom Wheeler As Next FCC Chairman - Posted May 1, 2013
Attention media executives: there is a new government official to suck up to. President Obama formally announced the nomination of Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the FCC. Assuming he is approved by the Senate, Wheeler will replace outgoing... [TVNewser]

President Obama Nominates Venture Capitalist as FCC Chairman - Posted May 1, 2013
President Obama has nominated Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former cable and wireless lobbyist, to head the Federal Communications Commission. If confirmed by the Senate, Wheeler would succeed ... [TVSpy]

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