Tagged: federal communications commission

FCC Redefines Advanced Broadband

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

The Federal Communications Commission in January updated its definition of advanced broadband to 25 megabits per second (Mbps) for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads. That’s up from the previous standard of 4 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads, a standard set in 2010 and one the FCC called “dated and inadequate.”

Net Neutrality (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, made a strong case last week when he announced that he would ask his fellow commissioners to adopt what’s known as the “Title II” approach to Internet neutrality.

FCC Chairman Proposes Regulating Internet Like Phone Service

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 11:33 am

Internet service providers, including those selling wireless connections, would be prohibited from slowing down or speeding up web traffic, under rules proposed Wednesday by a top U.S. regulator that would subject the broadband industry to unprecedented regulation.

A Look at Two Sides of the 'Net Neutrality' Debate

by Associated Press 11/11/2014 11:36 am

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

FCC Bears Down on Stations With JSAs

by Luke Jones 4/21/2014 12:00 am

The Federal Communications Commission is giving TV stations two years to sort out joint sales agreements that allow companies to own two stations in small or medium markets.

Connect America Funds Disbursed to Windstream

by Luke Jones 12/9/2013 10:57 am

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced it would disburse $60.7 million of the Connect America Fund to Little Rock's Windstream Holdings Inc.

Arkansans Speak Out to FCC on E-Rate

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

The program, created in 1997, is intended to connect public venues, particularly schools and libraries, to the Internet. It costs about $2 billion per year. The FCC’s proposal involves putting more money into faster Internet and tossing out obsolete technology.

American Cable Association Unhappy With Sinclair's Deal for Allbritton TV Stations

by Lance Turner 9/16/2013 3:10 pm

The American Cable Association is one of several groups filing with the Federal Communications Commission to stop or alter terms of Sinclair Broadcast Group's purchase of Allbritton Communications' television stations, including KATV-TV, Channel 7 of Little Rock.

Windstream Works to Upgrade As FCC Finds Broadband Lacking

by Luke Jones 5/13/2013 12:00 am

With its new status as a Fortune 500 company, Windstream Corp. looks to keep up its $6.16 billion in revenue. The Federal Communications Commission weighs in to say Windstream broadband could use some improvement.

Nexstar, Mission Separate Companies in Eyes of FCC Despite Appearances

by Kate Knable 2/4/2013 12:00 am

By Federal Communications Commission standards, Nexstar Broadcasting of Irving, Texas, doesn’t own Mission Broadcasting. However, recent developments make Mission and Nexstar look a lot like a single entity. And if they were a single entity, that entity would now own four TV stations in Little Rock.

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