Latest Federal Communications Commission News

FCC awards $25M to expand internet in rural New Hampshire

Dec. 12, 2020 3:30 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Internet providers in New Hampshire will receive more than $25 million in federal funding over 10 years to expand broadband access across in rural parts of the state, the Federal Communications Commission announced this week. The funding comes from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund,...

Senate OKs Trump pick for FCC, adding hurdle to Biden plans

Dec. 8, 2020 6:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly approved President Donald Trump’s lame-duck nominee to become a member of the Federal Communications Commission, setting up the agency for a stretch of partisan gridlock likely to stymie President-elect Joe Biden’s policies. The vote Tuesday was 49-46...

FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pai, a Republican, says he is leaving the telecommunications regulator on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2021.  President-elect Joe Biden will choose a new Democratic head for the agency. A new administration typically picks a new chairman.   (Alex Wong/Pool via AP, File)

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to leave telecom agency on January 20

Nov. 30, 2020 12:45 PM EST

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, says he is leaving the telecommunications regulator on Inauguration Day. President-elect Joe Biden will choose a new Democratic head for the agency. A new administration typically picks a new chairman. Pai has presided over a contentious FCC over...