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On the eve of his resignation, now-former FCC chairman Kevin Martin got in one last shot against nine of the biggest cable companies -- including Comcast, Time Warner, Cox and Charter -- to the tune of $25,000 each. Citing the MSOs (Multiple System Operators) for failing to respond to the FCC's inve

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Comcast and now-former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin haven't exactly been the best of buddies during Martin's tenure at the regulatory agency, and it looks like things weren't about to change as he made his way out the door. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Martin announced yet another investigation

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Comcast and now-former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin haven't exactly been the best of buddies during Martin's tenure at the regulatory agency, and it looks like things weren't about to change as he made his way out the door. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Martin announced yet another investigation

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Of course we saw this coming with Obama's inauguration right around the corner, but now Kevin Martin has sent his official letter of resignation to his buddy George. This makes his official last day as chairman of the FCC January 20th. He has had the position for four years, and oversaw many of the

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We knew they didn't like it, and now they're going out of their way to prove it. After FCC chairman Kevin Martin set forth a proposal to use the freed spectrum from the forthcoming 2009 digital TV transition for bringing mobile broadband to more locales, broadcasters who'd rather not deal with the

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Good news, folks -- Kevin Martin believes that more mobile broadband is good for this nation. And we're all about getting the WiFi to the people. Just as expected, the FCC chairman has voiced his support for using vacant airwaves from the looming 2009 digital TV transition to bring mobile broadband

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Just over a year ago, we were all making bitter beer faces at FCC chairman Kevin Martin for not going along with a delightful sounding \"free internet\" plan. Now, it seems the main man's tune has changed. During a recent interview, Martin stated that there was a \"social obligation in making sure ever

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Just over a year ago, we were all making bitter beer faces at FCC chairman Kevin Martin for not going along with a delightful sounding \"free internet\" plan. Now, it seems the main man's tune has changed. During a recent interview, Martin stated that there was a \"social obligation in making sure ever

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In a somewhat unsurprising move, the FCC has approved the merger of Sirius and XM after protracted -- and incredibly boring -- multi-year negotiations. The Federal Communication Commission decided tonight to allow a deal that will bring the two satellite radio providers together, creating a combined

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While the FCC hasn't announced any decision, the Associated Press says that its chairman will recommend approval of the $5 billion merger between XM and Sirius. Kevin Martin does so, however, on the condition that the two satellite broadcasters freeze consumer prices for three years and turn over 24

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Gulp. FCC chairman Kevin Martin is prepping for a big ol' congressional probe this morning. Martin received a letter today warning that he is being investigated for, \"management practices that may adversely affect the Commission's ability to both discharge effectively its statutory duties and to gua

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Gulp. FCC chairman Kevin Martin is prepping for a big ol' congressional probe this morning. Martin received a letter today warning that he is being investigated for, \"management practices that may adversely affect the Commission's ability to both discharge effectively its statutory duties and to gua

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Gulp. FCC chairman Kevin Martin is prepping for a big ol' congressional probe this morning. Martin received a letter today warning that he is being investigated for, \"management practices that may adversely affect the Commission's ability to both discharge effectively its statutory duties and to gua

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It seems the Sesame Street gang is pissed at DISH Network. Once the analog shutoff occurs next year, FCC Chairman Martin wants to hold DirecTV and DISH to a \"non-discrimination\" rule -- they cannot carry some HD locals, but not others. However, if a carrier can demonstrate that it has limited capac

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FCC Chairman Kevin Martin announced at CES last night that his agency will be looking into Comcast's data-meddling ways. \"Sure, we're going to investigate and make sure that no consumer is going to be blocked,\" he said. Per FCC rules Comcast is allowed to use \"reasonable traffic management\" solution

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In the end, much of the hype surrounding the FCC's meeting this week amounted to nothing. After a delay of almost 12-hours, the meeting opened with a diminished agenda. Even before Tuesday, an item that would have forced broadcasters to lease digital spectrum was struck from the program. This motion

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It's no secret that FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has big plans for tomorrow's meeting of the FCC. There are several proposals on the agenda that will impact on the cable industry if passed, but the most ominous for the cable industry is the imposition of the \"70% rule.\" This bit of legislation grants t

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