State of the Art: Did Regulators Break the Internet or Did They Save It? Yes.

The Federal Communications Commission’s proposal on network neutrality tries to please every side. And when you try to please everyone, you often please no one.

F.C.C. Backs Opening Net Neutrality Rules for Debate

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to open for public debate new rules meant to guarantee an open Internet.

Prominent Hollywood Group Opposes F.C.C. Action on Net Neutrality

The open letter from the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors opposes the “dictatorial” manner of the agency in rewriting rules.

Stern Talk From Chief of F.C.C. on Open Net

Tom Wheeler, the F.C.C. chairman, says there is

a shortfall in adequate broadband competition.

Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality

The sparring will be closely watched by every company that depends, even peripherally, on the Internet — which is to say, just about every company.

F.C.C., in a Shift, Backs Fast Lanes for Web Traffic

Planned new rules would allow an Internet provider to negotiate separately with content companies like Disney or Google and charge for priority service.

Comcast’s Real Repairman

David Cohen, Comcast’s executive vice president, is the point man for moving deals like the one for Time Warner Cable past regulatory hurdles.

Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband

As more people use their local libraries to connect to the Internet, libraries are requesting funding for better services.

Comcast Gears Up to Persuade Regulators

The companies filed documents in support of the plan, which has faced opposition and will be the subject of a Senate hearing this week.

F.C.C. to Free Airwaves for Wi-Fi and Wireless Broadband

The commission is trying to ease the congestion that leads to dropped calls and slow loading of online material. It also acted to help curb the cost of cable television service.


F.C.C. Seeks Limits on TV Stations, to Curb Cable Costs

Stations have been trying to get around rules that limit the ownership of multiple broadcasters in a single metropolitan market.


Fictional Disaster, Made to Sound Real, Draws F.C.C. Fine

An effort to grab viewers’ attention and send them to the movie theater may have worked a little too well for Comcast, Viacom and Disney.


F.C.C. Seeks a New Path on ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

After a court ruling last month, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules to encourage equal access to the web.


As Services Expand, Cable Bills Keep Rising

The proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable has raised concerns about the rising cost of cable service.


TV Stations in Los Angeles to Share a Channel to Free Up Spectrum

The experiment is intended to show the extent to which broadcast channels can be squeezed together on the electromagnetic spectrum without degrading signal quality.


Rebuffing F.C.C. in ‘Net Neutrality’ Case, Court Allows Streaming Deals

The decision by a federal appeals court could pave the way for providers like Verizon and AT&T to charge content companies to deliver data at a faster speed.


F.C.C. Seeks to Do Away With Sports Blackout Rule

The Federal Communications Commission has asked Congress if it has the authority to repeal a 1975 rule that required sports stadiums to be sold out before broadcasting a game.


F.C.C. Withdraws Plan to Relax Ownership Rule

The F.C.C. has tried to loosen the ownership rule at least three times in the last decade, an effort that has been strongly supported by large media companies.


Business Briefing | Regulatory News: F.C.C. Delays Auction of Airwaves Until 2015

The Federal Communications Commission has delayed its auction of broadcast airwaves to mid-2015, a year later than intended.


F.C.C. to Weigh Allowing Cellphone Use on Flights

The Federal Communications Commission’s plan is already opposed by many passengers and by flight attendants, although some airlines in Asia and Europe already offer cell service.