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FCC chairman recommends OK of $48.5B AT&T-DirecTV deal

NEW YORK - The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-22/fcc-chairman-recommends-ok
Going rogue

...process. Instead of operating under a bipartisan commission, such as the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission, the bureau reports to a single director.And that director ? Richard Cordray, an Obama recess appointee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-04/going-rogue
Now what will happen?

...revoke churches' tax-exempt status as punishment for violating a gay couple's civil rights? Will the Federal Communications Commission pull the plug on faith-based programming if the broadcasters advocate traditional marriage? Will federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-26/now-what-will-happen
To sway regulators, Charter pledges to play nice on Internet

...neutrality" rules prohibit those practices, though Internet providers have sued to throw out the rules.Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has said that the Stamford, Connecticut company needs to show how a more powerful...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-25/sway-regulators-charter-pl
AT&T fined $100 million for throttling customers given 'unlimited' data; company vows to fight

...their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. The company says it will fight the charges.The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that the company misled consumers into buying plans they believed would give them unlimited...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-17/att-fined-100-million-thro
Morris Communications sells radio stations to Alpha Media

...Kansas, Texas and California.The sale to Alpha Media of Portland, Ore., is pending approval by the Federal Communications Commission.If approved Alpha Media will own and operate 135 stations in 26 U.S. markets."They are experienced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-20/morris-communications-sell
AT&T paying $25M to settle US action over data breaches

...centers in Latin America that compromised customer data for some 280,000 U.S. customer accounts.The Federal Communications Commission announced the action Wednesday. It was the agency's largest privacy and data-security enforcement action...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-08/att-paying-25m-settle-us-a
Comcast says $45B Time Warner Cable deal to take longer

...nearly 30 percent of cable TV subscribers and more than half of high-speed Internet subscribers.The Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department are still reviewing the deal, which was announced in February 2014.Consumer advocates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-25/comcast-says-45b-time-warn
Regulators OK 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers

...when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.The plan, which puts the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone and bans business practices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/regulators-ok-net-neutrali
Let feds regulate Internet

...following his example.In the Feb. 15 editorial "Tangled in the 'Net," we are led to believe that the Federal Communication Commission's ruling on net neutrality would be a big government grab on our freedom to use Internet as we do now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-19/let-feds-regulate-intern