FCC: Comcast should not have blocked users

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Comcast should not have blocked several of the U.S. cable group's customers from using file-sharing technology, the Federal Communications Commission says.

FCC near decision on radio merger

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should rule on the proposed merger of Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio soon, an agency head says.

FCC auction raises record and doubts

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- A Federal Communications Commission auction Tuesday raised a record in dollars but failed to sell critical public safety airwaves known as D Block.

FCC intervenes in cable TV market

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission intends to enact new regulations opening the cable television market to smaller rival services to deter monopolies.

FCC chief wants to loosen media ownerships

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The chief U.S. media regulator wants to scrap a long-standing rule banning a company from owning both a newspaper and a broadcast outlet in the same city.

FCC chair restates opposition to doctrine

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman, in a letter Thursday to Congress, renewed his opposition to attempts to revive the Fairness Doctrine.

Improving emergency communication on hold

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Proponents of improving emergency communications in the United States will have to wait until January to begin the process.

Senate committee OKs indecency bill

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee has approved a bill to extend a federal watchdog agency's authority over broadcast of one-time, fleeting expletives or images.

FCC seeks congressional curbs on TV gore

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress should fashion limits for television violence to shield children from gory images, the Federal Communications Commission recommended.

FCC steps on Congress' toes

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Dingell says monthly oversight hearings might be in order to ensure the Federal Communications Commission doesn't muscle in on Congress' turf.

House panel hears XM-Sirius merger plans

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The nation's two satellite radio companies told a U.S. congressional panel Wednesday they wouldn't raise prices -- at least for a while -- if they merge.

XM-Sirius merger approval would shock NAB

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The National Association of Broadcasters said it would be "shocked" if regulators OK'd the proposed merger of U.S. satellite radio operators XM and Sirius.

FCC to precede changes with localism study

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has agreed to complete a study on local media ownership before making any future rules changes, a report said.

FCC preparing to release indecency rulings

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- CBS, Fox and NBC are about to get some bad news from the Federal Communications Commission, Daily Variety reported Thursday.

Fred Campbell to join FCC

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin announced Friday that Fred Campbell will serve as his legal adviser for Wireless Issues.
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on digital television transition on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)
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