The government agency looks to open up the airwaves by allowing for civilians to hop on spectrum currently reserved for the Defense Department.
Deal for prepaid wireless provider includes pledges of spectrum divestiture and feature phone trade-in programs for certain customers.
FCC's Tom Wheeler says in a letter he's "deeply troubled" by Verizon's move to single out unlimited data customers, which could slow their access to the Internet.
The ban on unlocking mobile phones is lifted as regulators and carriers finally work out the details of the new policy.
The new rules for the complicated, but important auction set for late next year are a work of compromise that didn't fully satisfy big or small wireless carriers.
The major U.S. providers say reclassifying broadband as a utility would cost billions and result in slow speeds and fewer choices for consumers.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that new rules he is proposing for the upcoming TV broadcast spectrum auction will set aside a sliver of licenses for smaller wireless operators in an effort to promote competition.
There's been a lot of confusion about what the FCC is or is not proposing for its rewrite of its Open Internet rules. CNET's Marguerite Reardon breaks it down.
Tom Wheeler says he has a plan to make sure TV broadcasters survive and flourish in the new broadband future. But broadcasters are skeptical about its implementation.
President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters Gordon Smith takes the FCC to task for its policies he said favor broadband over the broadcast industry. And he called on the Commission to come up with a National Broadcast Plan.