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.

The Federal Communications Commission gave conditional approval to America Online's acquisition of media conglomerate Time Warner. With the FCC's approval, the merger creating the nation's largest media empire has cleared its final hurdle.

NBC and Fox's decision not to commit to showing all four presidential and vice presidential debates is drawing heat from critics and, most recently, Federal Communications Commission Chairman William Kennard.

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