The Federal Communications Commission on Monday voted 3-2 along party lines to ease a number of media ownership restrictions, despite concerns the action will limit diversity and alternative voices in the media.
The Senate Commerce Committee continued to debate media ownership regulations Thursday, as the Federal Communications Commission prepared to vote on a massive overhaul of the rules early next month.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell on Thursday said he would proceed with the June 2 vote to revise media ownership restrictions, declining a request by two commissioners for a one-month delay.
Senators on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission to use caution as the agency prepared for a final vote on June 2 on whether to ease media ownership regulations.
In a move widely seen as a setback to telecommunication deregulation efforts, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to give states more power to regulate local telephone competition rules.
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday gave the green light to Comcast Corp.'s proposed buyout of AT&T Broadband, paving the way for the creation of the largest cable and Internet provider in the country.
The Federal Communications Commission kicked off its monthly open meeting with a call to overhaul the decades-old limit on media cross-ownership, which could lead to dramatic changes for newspapers and radio and television stations.
Frustrated by the nation's slow transition to digital television, federal regulators voted 3-1 to require television manufacturers to include digital tuners in all new sets by July 2007.
A federal court Tuesday ruled the Federal Communications Commission must revisit a rule barring companies from owning television stations with a combined reach of 35 percent or more of the national audience.
The Federal Communications Commission voted today to relax a restriction that barred a company from owning more than one broadcast network.
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