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FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel nominated for new term

President Obama said he will renominate FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to another term. The Democratic commissioner initially joined the commission in 2011.

Federal appeals court strikes down FCC's net neutrality rules

A federal appeals court struck down key parts of the FCC's net neutrality rules, dealing a blow to the commission as it seeks to regulate more of the broadband arena. The ruling comes as wireless carriers have started to experiment with new business models for paying for mobile data and content.

Wheeler nominated to be new FCC chair

Former CTIA chief Tom Wheeler will replace Julius Genachowski as chairman of the FCC, pending Senate confirmation. Mignon Clyburn, the senior Democrat on the panel, will take over as interim chairwoman as Wheeler awaits confirmation.

Reports: Obama to nominate former CTIA head Wheeler to be FCC chief

President Obama is expected to nominate former CTIA chief Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the FCC, according to multiple reports, which would place the former telecom industry lobbyist at the head of regulating an increasingly complex wireless industry.

Report: Former CTIA chief Wheeler front-runner for top FCC post

Tom Wheeler, a former CTIA president who is now a venture capitalist and a larger donor to President Obama, is a lead choice to succeed Julius Genachowski as the chairman of the FCC, according to a  TIME  report.

FCC budget allocates $500M for broadcasters, but disagreements remain

President Obama's budget proposal for the 2014 fiscal year sets aside $500 million for the FCC to help TV broadcasters modify their infrastructure to deal with changes that will come with incentive auctions of TV broadcast spectrum, which will be repurposed for wireless broadband.

FCC launches inquiry into cell phone radiation effects

Nine months after FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said the FCC might launch an inquiry into whether its cell phone radiation emission standards need to be changed--amid concerns that mobile phone radiation may cause brain cancer--the commission actually opened the inquiry.

FCC to auction 1695-1710 MHz and 1755-1780 MHz bands as early as 2014

The FCC signaled it plans to auction new spectrum blocks, the 1695-1710 MHz band and the 1755-1780 MHz band, as early as 2014, giving the CTIA and wireless carriers another victory in their quest to free up more radio waves for mobile broadband.

FCC's Genachowski to step down; Clyburn, Wheeler, Strickling floated as replacements

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said he still step down from his post in the coming weeks after nearly four years as the chief of the commission. His announcement ends months of speculation about if or when he would depart and comes just days after his colleague, Republican Commissioner Robert McDowell, said he will also resign in the next few weeks.

Report: FCC chairman Genachowski to leave regulator

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is expected to announce sometime today that he will step down.