Tom Wheeler

Amid rumors, FCC’s Wheeler sets the record straight: He’s leaving

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 years ago

The chairman will step down after Donald Trump's inauguration.

Trying to bridge digital divide, FCC votes to expand Lifeline

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

The FCC on Thursday voted 3-2 to expand the Lifeline program to allow low-income Americans to qualify for broadband service.

New bill aims to close broadband gap by updating FCC program

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

A trio of legislators introduced on Monday the Broadband Adoption Act of 2015, which would modernize the FCC's Lifeline program to include broadband services for low-income Americans.

Recharged: Schools, libraries get full $3.9B E-Rate funding

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

The Federal Communications Commission will be able to honor all the funding requests through its E-Rate program for next school year.

FCC passes new open Internet rules along party lines

by Greg Otto • 5 years ago

The new rules allow the FCC to reclassify broadband as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act. The rules are expected to spur multiple lawsuits.

FCC’s Wheeler: We’re invoking Title II for net neutrality rules

by Greg Otto • 5 years ago

In an op-ed in Wired, Chairman Tom Wheeler says Title II would establish "enforceable, bright-line rules" to protect the Internet from paid prioritization.

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