FCC Chief Looking to Future After Net Neutrality Vote Loss

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai may have been dealt a setback after lawmakers temporarily restored net neutrality rules he reversed last year, but on Thursday during a congressional budget hearing, he opted to focus instead on the FCC’s next move: faster internet speeds and rural broadband deployment.

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DC Circuit and FCC Spar on Sinclair-Tribune Merger

A panel of the D.C. Circuit on Friday asked the Federal Communications Commission some tough questions about a rule change that would allow broadcasters to skirt a 39 percent cap on how many local TV stations they can own — a key question in the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s quest to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion.

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