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Commissioners defended their decision not to sue, saying it was in keeping with staff recommendations.
Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission and in Congress question the White House's influence over the agency, and claim dire consequences if the broadband industry undergoes stricter regulations.
Günther Oettinger took credit for derailing a settlement between European regulators and Google. Now, he's the incoming leader for digital issues.
The FCC adopts new rules that make it more difficult for companies to send consumers unwanted messages and easier for consumers to block or opt out of marketing messages.
The FCC will seek comments on how to expand its $1.7 billion fund for subsidizing phone service for low-income families. The agency wants the fund to cover broadband service as well.
For the first time, the agency is targeting a carrier under its Net neutrality rules, saying "customers deserve to get what they pay for."
Controversial rules the FCC adopted in February to protect the Internet will go into effect on Friday after a federal appeals court denies opponents' request to delay the rules.
After meeting with regulators, Comcast looks to be giving up on its plan to acquire the cable giant, according to Bloomberg.
Scrutiny from regulators proves too much for a proposed $45 billion deal to combine the two biggest US cable operators. However, the merger frenzy may start back up, thanks to Charter Communications.
FCC approves plan to share airwaves previously used by the military to help mobile operators keep up with wireless data demands.