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December 18, 2017

 - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

FCC Begins Review of National Ownership Cap

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December 18, 2017

 - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

FCC Acts to Strengthen Rural Health Care Program

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December 15, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Dec. 15, 2017

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December 14, 2017

 - Report and Order

FCC Adds Blue Alerts to Nation's Emergency Alert Systems

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December 14, 2017

 - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

FCC Proposes Modernizing MVPD Subscriber Notification Rules

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December 14, 2017

 - Public Notice

FCC Seeks Comment on Plan to Ease Collocations on Twilight Towers

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December 14, 2017

 - Decision

FCC/FTC Sign MOU to Coordinate Online Consumer Protection Efforts

December 14, 2017

 - News Release

FCC Streamlines Paperwork Requirements for Mobile Services

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December 14, 2017

 - News Release

FCC Takes Action to Restore Internet Freedom

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December 13, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Dec. 13

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December 13, 2017

 - Letter

Chairman Pai Letter to USAC Board On Information Technology, Security

December 13, 2017

 - Statement

Rosenworcel on Widespread Identity Theft in FCC Record

December 13, 2017

 - Statement

Chairman Pai Statement on Appointment of Radha Sekar as USAC CEO

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December 13, 2017

 - Memorandum Opinion and Order

T-Mobile 700 MHz AFR Memorandum Opinion and Order

December 12, 2017

 - Public Notice

Options and Procedures for Observing FCC Open Meeting

December 12, 2017

 - News Release

FCC and NCI Champion Critical Role of Broadband in Rural Cancer Care

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December 11, 2017

 - Statement

Statement of Commissioner Clyburn on FCC/FTC Agreement

December 11, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Dec. 11

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December 11, 2017

 - News Release

FCC/FTC To Coordinate Online Consumer Protection Efforts

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December 11, 2017

 - Public Notice

FCC Seeks Nominations for the Seventh Chairman's AAA

December 11, 2017

 - Statement

Chairman Pai Announces New FCC.gov Dashboard & Transparency Upgrades

December 8, 2017

 - MO&OR

FCC Requires Blanca Telephone Co. to Repay High-Cost Support

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December 8, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Dec. 8

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December 8, 2017

 - Statement

Rosenworcel on FCC Refusal to Assist Law Enforcement Investigation

December 8, 2017

 - News Release

Chairman Pai Hears from Small Providers Hurt by Title II

December 7, 2017

 - Sunshine

FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 7, 2017

 - Statement

Chairman Pai on Communications Impacts of California Wildfires

December 7, 2017

 - Public Notice

2017 National Emergency Alert System Test: Initial Findings

December 7, 2017

 - Public Notice

FCC Seeks Comment on 2017 Hurricane Season Response Efforts

December 6, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Dec. 6

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December 6, 2017

 - Public Notice

CSRIC Meeting Scheduled for Dec. 12

December 5, 2017

 - Statement

Commissioner Rosenworcel Announces New Staff

December 5, 2017

 - Speech

Chairman Pai Remarks at the International Institute of Communications

December 4, 2017

 - Statement

Commissioner Clyburn Announces New Staff

December 4, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Dec. 4

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December 4, 2017

 - Statement

Commissioner Carr Statement on New Staff Appointment

December 4, 2017

 - Statement

Rosenworcel on Lack of Integrity in FCC Net Neutrality Process

December 1, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Dec. 1

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December 1, 2017

 - Public Notice

Comment Sought on Tech. Advisory Council's Spectrum Recommendations

December 1, 2017

 - Statement

Chairman Pai Statement On Ensuring Security for Lifeline Verifier

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December 1, 2017

 - Report and Order

FCC Action to Transform Lifeline Program for Low-Income Americans

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December 1, 2017

 - Consumer Advisory

FCC Warns of Holiday Season Phone Scams

November 30, 2017

 - Speech

Chairman Pai at Project GOAL's Conference on 'Aging and Technology'

November 30, 2017

 - Statement

Cmmr Clyburn: Debunking Chairman Pai's Claims about Net Neutrality

November 30, 2017

 - Statement

Chairman Pai on Threats Against Congressman Regarding Net Neutrality

November 29, 2017

 - Report and Order

FCC Acts to Enable Investment in Next-Generation Networks

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November 29, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Nov. 29

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November 29, 2017

 - Speech

Chairman Pai Remarks at the Media Institute

November 28, 2017

 - Speech

Commissioner Carr Remarks at Wireless Workforce Development Workshop

November 28, 2017

 - Fact Sheet

Myth vs. Fact: Chairman Pai's Restoring Internet Freedom Order

November 27, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Nov. 27

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November 27, 2017

 - News Release

Barbara Esbin Named Deputy Chief of Consumer & Govtl. Affairs Bureau

November 27, 2017

 - Speech

Clyburn Remarks at Connect SC Community Technology Action Plan Event

November 24, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Nov. 24

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November 22, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Nov. 22

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November 22, 2017

 - Fact Sheet

Commissioner Clyburn Fact Sheet on Net Neutrality

November 22, 2017

 - News Release

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for December Open Meeting

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November 22, 2017

 - Report and Order

FCC Takes Next Steps on Facilitating Spectrum Frontiers Spectrum

November 17, 2017

 - Report and Order

FCC Adopts Rules to Help Block Illegal Robocalls

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November 2, 2017

 - Statement

Commr Rosenworcel on Introduction of Next Generation 9-1-1 Act

November 1, 2017

 - Order on Reconsideration

Wireless Emergency Alert Rules Reaffirmed for Nationwide Carriers

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November 1, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Nov. 1

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November 1, 2017

 - Speech

Commr Rosenworcel Remarks Before Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition

November 1, 2017

 - Speech

Commr Clyburn Remarks before the Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition

October 31, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Oct. 31

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October 30, 2017

 - Memorandum Opinion and Order

FCC Approves CenturyLink-Level 3 Transaction

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October 30, 2017

 - News Release

FCC Fines Securus $1.7M, Resolving Investigation Over Misleading Info

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October 30, 2017

 - Order

FCC Delivers Emergency Aid to Hurricane-Stricken Schools and Libraries

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October 30, 2017

 - News Release

FCC Chairman Pai Names Ashley Boizelle As Deputy General Counsel

October 30, 2017

 - Report

Hurricane Maria Communications Status Report for Oct. 30

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October 30, 2017

 - News Release

Commissioner Rosenworcel Announces New Staff


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Articles of Interest 

House Republicans Plan Broadband Bill Blitz

House Republican leaders say they will be introducing a series of bills this week to help effect the Trump Administration's pledge...

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Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the hit Oh Happy Day, has died at the age of 74.

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Kevin Sorbo Banned from Comicon Due to Conservative Political Leanings

A conservative Christian actor has been banned from a Comicon convention due to his political leanings.

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TheDove expands with 7 California TV stations

Local Christian broadcaster theDove has added seven California television stations, more than doubling its regional network.

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Why an Ambitious New Online Anti-Hate Speech Law Is Backfiring in Germany

The law is an attempt to transfer existing anti-hate legislation online. Any social media network with 2 million or more users in Germany...

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'Partisan Garbage:' Google 'Fact'-Checker Targets Conservative Sites

Google, the most powerful search engine in the world is now "fact checking" many conservative websites, but very few liberal ones.

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Music Industry Unites, Aiming to Jumpstart Congress.

The time for action on music licensing reform legislation—including a performance royalty on radio airplay—has come...

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Salem Media Creates Events Division Brand.

Salem Media Group is rebranding its National Promotions Department as Salem Events & Marketing.

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Ownership Rule Changes Effective February 7

Published today in the Federal Register were two notices from the FCC implementing November’s decision on the FCC’s ownership rules.

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FCC’s Pai Praises Carr On Renomination

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai had kind words today for fellow Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr who was nominated for a full five-year term by President Trump.

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Spectrum Alliance Releases New White Space Rules

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance--Google, Microsoft, Facebook--continues to push for using licensed TV spectrum for unlicensed broadband.

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Facebook Takes Down 'Warriors for Christ' Page Citing Policy on Bullying, Hate Speech

Facebook has unpublished the Facebook page associated with the pre-denominational Christian ministry "Warriors for Christ,"

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FCC Begins Process for Permitting Collocations on Twilight Towers

Twilight Towers have been stuck in limbo as a result of an ambiguity in the Commission’s rules.

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China moving to having largest Christian population; World Council of Churches sending delegation

Within three decades, China, often viewed as an atheistic country, may be home to the largest Christian population in the world...

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Pastor harassed by LGBT activists to sue Facebook for shutting down Christian page

At around 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 29, Facebook unpublished the page Warriors for Christ, which was run by Pastor Rich Penkoski.

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Why consumers won’t be left unprotected

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission adopted its Restoring internet Freedom Order (RIF Order) repealing public utility-like regulations...

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The 'Right' To Disrupt Free Speech On Campus -- It Doesn't Exist

Most commonly, the disrupters maintain that they are merely preventing “hate speech,” which allegedly doesn’t enjoy the protection of the First Amendment.

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US Vetoes Resolution Rejecting Trump's Jerusalem Embassy Decision

The United States was forced to use its veto power Monday after the United Nations Security Council approved...

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An Answered Prayer: How Hundreds Were Fed During Power Outages at Atlanta's Airport

Stranded on the tarmac for hours, Anne Ivy-Townley was one of thousands of passengers...

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Frequency Coordination 101 for Broadcasters

The need for a good, inexpensive STL solution for broadcasters is a major concern for engineers.

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Twitter begins purge of far-right accounts as new hate speech rules take effect

Twitter began enforcing new rules to combat hateful and abusive content Monday and a number of well-known far-right organizations and users were suspended.

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Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

Walt Disney has agreed to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox's business for $52.4bn...

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FCC Repeals Title II

As expected, or feared, depending on your vantage point...

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Ventura County Wildfire: Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Offer Hope in Midst of Disaster

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has deployed crisis-trained chaplains to California as the Thomas wildfire in Ventura County...

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R.C. Sproul Has Been Hospitalized for Respiratory Condition

R.C. Sproul, 78, influential Christian figure and founder of Ligonier ministries, has reportedly been hospitalized and is in serious condition.

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Over 10,000 People Attend Franklin Graham Rally in Vietnam

The Rev. Franklin Graham recently held a massive rally in Vietnam where he shared the gospel with over 10,000 people.

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Censoring Christians: Google and Facebook and Twitter, oh my

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) launched the initiative via the InternetFreedomWatch.org website...

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FCC Seeks Comment on TAC Spectrum Policy Recommendations

Interference and spectrum congestion have been much on the mind of U.S. broadcasters lately.

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SMPTE Publishes First Parts of SMPTE ST 2110

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced publication of the first four of its suite of SMPTE ST 2110 standard for...

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Affirm Films Executive Shares How the Evolution of Christian Movies Is Impacting the World

Rich Peluso Talks Upcoming Bible Epic 'Paul, Apostle of Christ' Starring Jim Caviezel.

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