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FCC chairman discusses unique state needs at roundtable

Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler discussed telecommunications issues with Alaskans during a recent visit.Wheeler participated in a roundtable...
Lights out on future cell towers?

...removing lights from atop the towers unless they are required by the Federal Aviation Administration or the Federal Communications Commission.There are currently about five lighted cell towers in Juneau, city planner Eric Feldt said. It was unknown...
Empire Editorial: Keep the Internet neutral and equal for all drive through its capital city.This week, the technically minded among us have been watching as the Federal Communications Commission collects public comments on a plan to change the rules governing the Internet.In January, a federal appeals...
FCC rule change reveals political ad sales

...political ads flashing on their TV screens won't be finding a reprieve any time soon.A little-publicized Federal Communications Commission rule that requires TV broadcasters to publish their political advertising numbers online went into effect...
FCC approves GCI acquisition of Southeast stations

The Federal Communications Commission issued orders May 15 approving GCI subsidiary Denali Media Juneau's request to acquire three Southeast Alaska television stations...
Democrat files complaint against radio host

...ANCHORAGE - A retired teacher and registered Democrat filed a complaint against an Anchorage radio host with the Federal Communications Commission, alleging favoritism toward Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan.Rod McCoy alleges KFQD talk...
Business news roundup: Cycle Alaska named top bike shop, B's Bakery closes doors

...year, a news release from GCI stated. GCI secured $2.2 million in funding for the project from the Federal Communications Commission.These villages include: Tuluksak, Akiak, Akiachak, Kewthluk, Atmautluak, Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk...
Empire Editorial: Internet providers need utility-like treatment

...broadband Internet.Reliable, secure and neutral Internet access is too important to be left to chance. The Federal Communications Commission or Congress must act to protect consumers in Alaska and the rest of the country.If they can't act...
Rural Alaska telecom services to be expanded

...another company working to enhance broadband capabilities in rural Alaska, has said that it will file for Federal Communications Commission approval of its plans in early 2014.Quintillion, the Alaska-arm of the international Arctic Fibre project...
As deal fails, GCI drops KTUU for rural airwaves

...permission to buy CBS affiliate KTVA Channel 11. Before the purchased was approved, KTUU had told the Federal Communications Commission that it was worried GCI would drop the channel.GCI has spent about $20 million on its new state-of-the-art...


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