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Demonstrator Margaret Flowers outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., on  May 14, 2014.

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Demonstrator Margaret Flowers outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 2014.

Obama: ‘Free, Open Internet’

As federal regulators today advanced on a 3-2 vote a plan to let Internet service providers led by AT&T and Comcast charge Web-based companies such as Google and Facebook for the use of faster lanes for their content, the White...

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Miley Cyrus performs during KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2013 on Dec. 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Miley Cyrus performs during KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2013 on Dec. 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.

Miley Cyrus Gossip: Buckle Seatbelts

Miley Cyrus was working the Hill today. In absentia, we should note. When it comes to authorizing in-flight cell phone calls on the nation’s airlines, the House Transportation Committee wants the American public to understand the implications. So the communications...

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Executives at AT&T attend a news conference where it was announced that AT&T Inc. will be buying its wireless rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39 billion in cash and stock on March 21, 2011 in New York City.

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Executives at AT&T attend a news conference where it was announced that AT&T Inc. will be buying its wireless rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39 billion in cash and stock on March 21, 2011 in New York City.

Flashpoint: AT&T, T-Mobile Take Airwaves Fight to House

AT&T and T-Mobile are going at it again — fighting over airwaves and trying to get the rules they want set for the next government auction. They’ll debate at a House hearing whether regulators should limit airwave purchases at a planned...

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Thomas "Tom" Wheeler, managing director of Core Capital Partners LP and President Barack Obama's nominee as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), right, laughs as Obama makes the announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2013.

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Thomas "Tom" Wheeler, managing director of Core Capital Partners LP and President Barack Obama's nominee as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), right, laughs as Obama makes the announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2013.

As Obama Bundler, Wheeler Follows in Genachowski’s Footsteps

In President Barack Obama’s administration, being a prolific fundraiser seems to be among the critieria to chair the Federal Communications Commission. For the second time, Obama reached into his list of campaign bundlers and chose one of the most prolific,...

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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Border Patrol

Immigration policy is the main subject of discussion at events hosted by the Migration Policy Institute, the Economic Policy Institute and the Small Business Majority in Washington today. Meanwhile, Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake will host Democratic...

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The Google Inc. Chrome icon is reflected in water droplets.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Google Inc. Chrome icon is reflected in water droplets.

Internet’s Money on Democrats, Wireless-Tel Cash Went Republican

A clash over the allocation of new spectrum pits companies whose employees backed Democratic candidates in the last election against those who put their money on Republicans. At issue is how to divvy up airwaves among telephone companies with wireless...

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Randall Stephenson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc.

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Randall Stephenson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc.

AT&T Rings Romney’s Bell

AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. phone company, is taking sides in the election contest between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The company’s political action committee contributed $5,000 to Romney last month, Federal Election Commission reports show. Earlier...

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