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December 17, 2014 - Order

CGB Extends Comment Period on Letter From Attorneys General

December 17, 2014 - Memorandum Opinion And Order

Commission Denies Application for Review filed by Lawrence Behr

December 17, 2014 - Statement

Commissioner Clyburn Stmt on Commissioner O'Rielly Senate Confirmation

December 17, 2014 - Public Notice

Broadcast Incentive Auction Comment PN

- Appendix F

- Wheeler Statement

- Clyburn Statement

- Rosenworcel Statement

- Pai Statement

- O'Rielly Statement

December 17, 2014 - Statement

Chairman Wheeler On Confirmation Of Commissioner Michael O'Rielly

December 17, 2014 - Statement

Comm. Rosenworcel On Senate Confirmation of Comm. O'Rielly

December 17, 2014 - Statement

Commissioner Pai Statement on Confirmation of Commissioner O'Rielly

December 15, 2014 - FNPRM

Captioning--video programmer registration and compliance certification

December 12, 2014 - Public Notice

Comment Sought on TAC Report on Mobile Device Theft Prevention

December 11, 2014 - News Release

FCC Seeks Input on Incentive Auction Procedures

- Fact Sheet

- Wheeler Statement

- Clyburn Statement

- Rosenworcel Statement

- Pai Statement

- O'Rielly Statement

December 11, 2014 - News Release

FCC Increases Rural Broadband Speeds Under Connect America Fund

- Wheeler Statement

- Clyburn Statement

- Rosenworcel Statement

- Pai Statement

- O'Rielly Statement

December 11, 2014 - News Release

FCC Continues E-rate Reboot to Meet Nation's Digital Learning Needs

- Wheeler Statement

- Clyburn Statement

- Rosenworcel Statement

- Pai Statement

- O'Rielly Statement

December 10, 2014 - Sunshine

Deletion of Consent Agenda Items from December 11, 2014 Open Meeting

December 10, 2014 - Order

Elliot F. Elam Jr. Appointed to Advanced Services Joint Conference

December 10, 2014 - Public Notice

FCC Announces Membership Solicitation for Consumer Advisory Committee

December 10, 2014 - Public Notice

MB Releases Data Relevant to Comcast/TWC/Charter Transactions

December 10, 2014 - Speech

Connect2HealthFCC: Broadband Health and Care Vision for Mississippi

December 9, 2014 - Order

Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements

December 8, 2014 - Advisory

Warning: Jammer Use By the Public and Local Law Enforcement Is Illegal

December 8, 2014 - Public Notice

FCC Seeks Nominations For Two On Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

December 5, 2014 - Public Notice

FCC to Host a Small Business and Emerging Technologies Conference

December 5, 2014 - News Release

KTNV-TV to Pay $115K for Violation of Sponsorship ID Rules

- Order / Consent Decree

December 4, 2014 - Sunshine

FCC to Hold Open Commission Meeting, Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 4, 2014 - Public Notice

FCC Seeks Nominations for Downloadable Security Advisory Committee

December 4, 2014 - Letter

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. and Communications Corporation of America

December 3, 2014 - Order

Order Partially Rejecting Objections

December 3, 2014 - Public Notice

Merger Clocks Restarted; Respective Pleading Cycles Established

December 2, 2014 - Public Notice

Certain Non-Docketed Filings May Be Submitted Online

December 2, 2014 - News Release

FCC Announces Formation of Disability Advisory Committee

December 2, 2014 - Public Notice

Announcement of the Disability Advisory Committee

December 2, 2014 - Letter

Commissioner Pai's Letter to Netflix, Inc. CEO, Reed Hastings

December 1, 2014 - News Release

"C2HFCC Explores Broadband-Enabled Chronic Disease Solutions in MS"

November 28, 2014 - News Release

Newport Television to Pay $35K for Unlawful Telephone Broadcast

- Consent Decree

November 26, 2014 - Order

Commission Takes Steps to Modernize and Improve Efficiency of Filing

November 25, 2014 - Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking

FCC Takes Up Consumer, Competition, 911 Safeguards in Tech Transitions

- News Release

- Wheeler Statement

- Clyburn Statement

- Rosenworcel Statement

- Pai Statement

- O'Rielly Statement

November 25, 2014 - News Release

Chairman Tom Wheeler Statement on FCC Announcement of New CSRIC Chair

November 25, 2014 - Public Notice

FCC Announces New CSRIC Chair

November 24, 2014 - Public Notice

CGB Seeks Comment on Call-Blocking Letter from Attorneys General

November 19, 2014 - Speech

Remarks of Chairman Tom Wheeler, NSTAC Closed Session

November 19, 2014 - Speech

Commissioner Pai Keynote at The Media Institute Awards Banquet

November 18, 2014 - Public Notice

CSRIC Meeting to be Held December 3, 2014, 1:00 p.m., at FCC HQ

November 18, 2014 - Public Notice

PSHSB Announces Effective Date of 911 Reliability Certification Rules

November 17, 2014 - News Release

FCC Connect2Health Task Force Holds First Broadband Health Roundtable

November 17, 2014 - Statement

Statement of Commissioner O'Rielly on E-Rate Spending Spree

November 17, 2014 - Speech

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks before the US Chamber of Commerce

November 17, 2014 - News Release

Commissioner O'Rielly Announces New Chief of Staff and Legal Advisor

November 17, 2014 - Statement

Commissioner Pai Statement on Telephone Tax Increase of 17.2%

November 14, 2014 - Sunshine

FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting, Friday, November 21, 2014

November 14, 2014 - Speech

Commissioner O'Rielly's Remarks at The Free State Foundation

November 14, 2014 - Speech

Remarks of Commissioner Rosenworcel, Family Online Safety Institutue

November 14, 2014 - Speech

Commissioner Pai's Remarks at Free State Foundation's Policy Seminar

November 13, 2014 - Order On Reconsideration

Commission Affirms Commitment to Combat Rural Call Completion Problems

- Appendix A

- Appendix B

- Wheeler Statement

- Clyburn Statement

- Rosenworcel Statement

- Pai Statement

- O'Rielly Statement

November 13, 2014 - News Release

FCC Names David Waterman Chief Economist

November 13, 2014 - Speech

Commissioner Clyburn Remarks, 4th Annual Spectrum Mgmt Conference


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Articles of Interest 

It's Official: FCC Proposes OTT Reclassification

It is now official, except for the commissioner's statements. The FCC has voted unanimously—three Democratic "yes" votes, two Republican...

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Drew Clark: The Year of Community and Municipal Gigabit Broadband

December 18, 2014 – While net neutrality captured Washington policy headlines, the most significant communications development in 2014 was...

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Billy Graham's Focus on the Gospel Remains Strong at 96, Says Daughter

Billy Graham is still focused on spreading the good news found in the Bible, says his daughter Anne Graham Lotz...

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NRB Network Adds New Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller to its Sunday Program Lineup

NASHVILLE, Dec. 18, 2014 /Standard Newswire/ -- Leading Christian educational television channel NRB Network has added the Hour of Power...

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Saudi Arabia's New Law Imposes Death Sentence for Bible Smugglers?

The Saudi Arabian government has reportedly passed a law that imposes the death penalty on people caught smuggling Bibles...

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Verizon: Interconnection is Not Net Neutrality Issue

Verizon told the FCC in a filing Wednesday (Dec. 17) that it needs to keep the issue of interconnection and traffic exchange among networks separate...

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President Loosening Restrictions on Tech Sales to Cuba

As part of the change in relations with Cuba announced by the Obama Administration Wednesday (Dec. 17), the President said he would allow...

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FCC’s AWS-3 Auction to Take Holiday Break

If necessary, the FCC's AWS-3 auction will be taking a holiday next week. The commission's Wireless Bureau announced Wednesday (Dec. 17) that...

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LPFM News: Involuntary Time Shares & Call Letter Contest in WI

Sixteen new low-power FM construction permits were issued in the last week to an eclectic set of groups, bringing the total to...

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Farewell to a familiar Christian presence on Columbia’s radio dial

COLUMBIA, SC — WMHK-FM is scheduled to go off the air sometime Thursday, ending an era of local Christian personalities and programming...

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Obama pushes for net neutrality, opposes data localization in trade pact

President Barack Obama's administration is pushing two potentially controversial Internet policies in a secretive trade pact...

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Commerce: Broadband Choice Dwindles As Speeds Increase

A new report from the Department of Commerce finds that there is "far more" broadband competition at slower speeds than higher...

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STELAR Becomes Law

Though not a big surprise, the President has signed the new STELAR satellite compulsory license bill, making it the official law of the land...

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ACLU files First Amendment suit challenging Brookville Nativity display

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a lawsuit challenging the placement of a religious display...

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Court Tells Pro-Life Midwives They Must Participate in Abortions or Lose Their Jobs

In a horrible defeat for conscience rights for medical professionals, a British court today ruled that a pair of midwives who didn’t want...

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D.C. Considers Bill That Could Force Pro-Life Organizations to Pay for Abortion Coverage

Today, the Council of the District of Columbia will consider a bill that could force employers in the nation’s capital to cover elective abortions...

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Vicar of Baghdad says that 'Jesus is all we have left'

All Christians in Iraq have left is the love of the 'refugee child' – Jesus, according to the Vicar of Baghdad...

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Pastor Saeed Abedini Pens Moving Christmas Letter From Prison to Family, Believers: 'These Days Are Very Cold Here'

For the third Christmas in a row, Christian American-Iranian pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran for his faith since 2012, is missing...

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Senate confirms Republican FCC commissioner

The Senate unanimously approved Republican Michael O'Rielly to a five-year term on the Federal Communications Commission...

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2014 In Biz, D.C., Programming, New Media

If 2013 was the year of TV station deals, 2014 goes down as the year of digesting those deals. Much of that was FCC induced, as the crackdown...

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Sunlight: FCC Net Neutrality Comment Count Doesn't Add Up

The Sunlight Foundation has analyzed both batches of network neutrality comments released by the FCC, and says it can't reconcile...

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Iran Court Clears Three Christians of Convictions in Appeal Hearing; Watchdog Groups Encouraged by Ruling

Three Iranian Christian leaders have seen their convictions overturned following an appeals hearing, in what persecution watchdog groups...

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Opposition to net neutrality dominates latest FCC comments

Opposition to net neutrality dominated the second round of the Federal Communications Commission's comment period...

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FCC Seeks More Input on Closed Captioning

WASHINGTON—Closed-captioning rules are still being sorted. The Federal Communications Commission has issued a Second Further Notice of...

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Saudi police close 10,000 Twitter accounts for 'religious violations'

Saudi Arabia's religious police have shut down 10,117 Twitter accounts in the last year on the grounds of "religious and ethical violations"...

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Pakistan Local Gov't Destroyed 13 Christian Families' Homes After They Refused to Work for Free as Bonded Laborers

Thirteen Christian families in a small village located in the Punjab province of Pakistan are now homeless after the local municipal government...

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CBS, Et Al.: FCC Is Playing Too Fast and Loose With Contract Info

A group of programmers have told a court that the FCC has not provided sufficient protections for confidential business information...

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AWS-3 Auction Edges Toward $44 Billion

At day's end on Monday (Dec. 15), the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction had drawn a total of $43,891,553,200 in provisional bids since its launch...

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NAB Asks FCC to Deny White Spaces Waiver Request

In reply comments filed with the FCC last week, the National Association of Broadcasters asked the commission to deny a waiver to a request...

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NAB To Court: FCC Decision On Contracts Is Unsustainable

The National Association of Broadcasters has told a federal court that its retransmission consent deals with MVPDs are among...

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