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 Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would restructure rules in the business data services market, potentially impeding the path to a competitive marketplace.
Today, the Senate Commerce Committee approved two bills that would improve the functioning of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): S. 2644, The FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016 and S. 421, Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015.
Today the White House called upon the Federal Communications Commission to reach a specific result in an open proceeding dealing with set-top boxes used to deliver video programming.
A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to take over pricing of business broadband services could eliminate up to 43,560 jobs, cut economic output by $3.4 billion over a five-year period and prevent 67,000 buildings from getting access to fiber, according to a study by Hal Singer, principal of Economists, Inc. and adjunct professor with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. 
Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 for a proposal creating new privacy rules for broadband Internet service providers. 
Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order that reforms the Lifeline program by allowing low-income Americans to have subsidized broadband service, while also implementing various administrative reforms.
Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order making reforms to universal service program rules for rural carriers, and released an item seeking further comment on additional changes.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler today announced proposed privacy rules that would apply to broadband Internet service providers. 
Background: Today, The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bill by voice vote temporarily exempting small Internet service providers from transparency requirements in the Open Internet order.
Background: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to initiate a rulemaking that would establish a technology mandate for the set-top box marketplace.