Commissioners and House lawmakers discussed key topics at a contentious hearing.
Partisan disputes return to FCC policies after years of a 2-2 split on the commission.
Commissioners from both parties emphasized the issues to the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee.
Proposed rules would also put more limits on when utilities can pass full replacement costs to telecom companies.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel proposes a new way to eliminate junk fees.
Telecom and utility companies have been clashing on replacement costs.
The Affordable Connectivity Program and the Rip-and-Replace program are both central funding needs for the industry.
The FCC approved on Wednesday new policies to address gaps in broadband access.
The FCC also approved support for domestic abuse victims, inquiry on AI and robocalls and preventing cell phone scams.
Of $10 billion spent through 2021, 93 percent of households received only 10 * 1 Mbps service.
The FCC's proposal would allow schools and libraries to request E-Rate funding to support remote connectivity.
The commission would increase its standard to 100 * 20 Mbps.
The commission took action on expanding E-Rate, maternal health data, and opening the 6 GHz band.
The voice providers did not submit adequate robocall prevention plans.
The FCC proposed adjusting the $9-billion budget allocated for the fund using updated maps
Trade group says telecoms are not discriminating when they don’t build in financially difficult areas.
The agency proposed a shorter, more restrictive waiver.
The Democrat-held Senate voted 55-43 in favor of Biden's second nominee for the spot, after Gigi Sohn withdrew.
A petition called for broadband consumer label to not require providers to disclose monthly fees.
The benefit would go beyond tribes to other high cost locations.
Rules can increase the burden on small providers.
The FCC broadened the E-rate eligibility to tribal colleges used as public libraries.
Republican senators vote “no” for Starks and Gomez.
A rehearing of the case means that the full court will reconsider the case and the previous ruling is vacated.
The FCC has moved forward in critical objectives, reported commissioners at oversight hearing.
The rules would ban the practice of marketers purporting to have written consent for numerous parties to contact a consumer.
The proposed rules will not protect consumers and will limit consumer’s ability to receive important messages from carriers.
The FCC’s expertise does not translate to a social distribution mechanism.
A new Senate working group is set to consider reforms to the USF.
Biden announces new FCC commissioner nomination following Sohn's withdrawal.
Thursday's vote requires a one-time foreign ownership reporting requirement.
The FCC is proposed reducing the threshold for disclosing ownership stake in companies.
The FCC inches closer to exhausting the $7.17 billion fund.
The CCA says the FCC order creates burdens on call providers and 911 special facilities.
Sohn was first nominated in October 2021.
The FCC is considering additional requirements, but that could be burdensome for small providers.
Sohn added the Supreme Court decision in West Virginia could challenge net neutrality rules.
Proposed rules to improve EAS security and operational readiness are unnecessary, say commenters.
Starks also said federal housing support should be linked to the Affordable Connectivity Program.
Commissioner Geoffrey Starks argued that expanding connectivity would enable sustainable, environmentally-friendly technologies.