Chairman Tom Wheeler makes his case for higher-speed Internet access in schools, proposing a plan to increase the monthly fee in phone bills by 16 cents to cover new investment.
The agency is expected to announce on Monday a plan to boost spending on broadband funding for schools and libraries by 62 percent.
The plan was aired in response to President Obama's request to the Federal Communications Commission for tougher broadband regulations. Now the FCC wants details.
Tom Wheeler tells Internet executives he is considering an approach that includes some of Obama's proposals as well as addressing ISPs' concerns, the Washington Post reports.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who had promised to deliver proposed new rules for managing Internet traffic, may be finding the task more complicated than anticipated, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Proposed rule change would guarantee that so-called "over-the-top" Net services have access to the same sort of premium programming the other systems enjoy.
Federal Communications Commission fines Marriott $600,000 after deciding it illegally interfered with conventiongoers' hot spots in Nashville. Marriott says it did nothing wrong.
The agency has heard from the public and has seen the new realities of wireless access for consumers. Now it must decide on a course of action.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler tells industry not to expect a free ride on any of the major issues his agency is now considering, including megamergers, Net neutrality, and the upcoming incentive wireless auction.
FCC head calls truly high-speed Net access a modern-day essential but says most Americans "have no competitive choice," a position that could perturb Comcast and AT&T.