Ajit Pai will serve as the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, after his appointment by President Donald Trump on Monday.
A leading federal regulator appeared to signal her support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid at a Tuesday event near the Democratic National Convention that also featured a senior adviser to the Clinton campaign.
Federal regulators were instructed to keep a massive fraud investigation under wraps until a day after a controversial vote to expand a program that was allegedly used to bilk taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars, one those regulators claims.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will not allow DISH Network to capitalize on a $3.3 billion taxpayer-funded discount it claimed to purchase wireless licenses earlier this year, after the agency ruled that the company does not qualify as a small business.
The Federal Communications Commission’s new regulations for Internet service providers will cause private investment to decline, according to a Forbes analysis of a study by Georgetown University’s Center for Business and Public Policy.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, a known partisan who supported former President Bill Clinton in the 90s, indicated on Monday his belief that Hillary Clinton will be the next president.
Two lawsuits were filed this week challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, under which internet service providers will be regulated in the same manner as traditional telephone companies, which were adopted last month amid criticism of their feasibility and the circumstances surrounding their adoption.
The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday in favor of a proposal that will expand its influence over the Internet, but lawsuits from major Internet service providers (ISPs) as well as several congressional investigations mean the fight over Internet regulation is far from over.
The secrecy surrounding the Obama administration’s plans for regulating the Internet has prompted a congressional inquiry into whether the independent Federal Communications Commission or the White House and its allies are calling the shots over the future of the nation’s broadband networks.