Jonathan S. Adelstein
July 2008: "Two commissioners, Democrats Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein, late last week joined Chairman Kevin Martin to vote in favor of sanctioning Comcast, giving the commission a majority in favor of punishing the cable giant. A formal vote is set for Friday."http://www.wired.com/politics/onlinerights/news/2008/07/portfolio_0728
November 2007: "One of the Democrats, Jonathan S. Adelstein, recently joined with one of the Republican opponents of the measure to try, unsuccessfully, to postpone the vote, commission officials said. Mr. Adelstein complained that Mr. Martin has been unfairly rushing other commissioners to complete the finding. Mr. Adelstein has told people involved in the proceeding that he was unsure whether there was an adequate basis for concluding that the cable companies had become too dominant. Without Mr. Adelstein’s support, Mr. Martin’s proposal could fail."http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/26/business/media/26cable.html
January 2005: ""The previous order was a disaster," said FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein. "Now the administration has acknowledged it was legally flawed and not worth fighting for.""http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A42134-2005Jan27.html
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Sep 02, 2009 Movie studios again demand HDTV disabling powers from FCC
QUOTE: "The vast majority of consumers would not have to purchase new devices to receive the new, high-value content contemplated by MPAA's" request, the group [MPAA] assures the FCC.
Ars Technica Jul 28, 2008 Comcast Spoiling for Fight With FCC
QUOTE: Comcast is poised for legal showdown with the Federal Communications Commission as the agency moves to fine the cable giant for blocking file-sharing traffic on its Web network.
Wired Nov 26, 2007 F.C.C. Chief Seeks Votes to Tighten Cable Rules
QUOTE: The five-member commission is set to vote on Tuesday on a report, proposed by Kevin J. Martin, the agency’s chairman, that would give the commission expanded powers over the cable industry after making a formal finding that it had grown too big.
New York Times Nov 14, 2007 Few Friends for Proposal on Media
QUOTE: The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday announced the details of his plan to relax the longstanding rule that had prevented a company from owning both a newspaper and a radio or television station in the same city.
New York Times Jul 13, 2007 How to Sell the Airwaves? FCC Must Choose Between Competing Network Visions
QUOTE: The airwaves that carry billions of calls, text messages and e-mails have become one of the hottest corporate properties .... Soon, one of the last available sections of airwaves -- and one of the most attractive -- will be sold, and the issue of how to manage that sale has become the focus of debate.
Washington Post Jun 22, 2006 FCC to Revisit Media-Ownership Rules: Commissioners Face Changed Landscape
QUOTE: ...the FCC said it will attempt to set rules governing the number of radio and television stations that companies can own in one city, cross-ownership between newspapers and television and television and radio, whether one company may own more than one television network and whether UHF stations should count toward total national station ownership.
Washington Post Mar 21, 2006 Verizon High-Speed Services Deregulated: FCC Democrats Decry Lack of Vote
QUOTE: The Federal Communications Commission yesterday deregulated a host of high-speed data services that Verizon Communications Inc. offers to business customers, a move critics said could sweep away decades of rules governing the company's pricing and practices.
Washington Post Mar 08, 2006 Justice takes over civil case against Gabelli
QUOTE: they created sham companies to get discounts of up to 25% on cellular spectrum licenses from 1995 through 2000. Gabelli then resold the licenses, which were meant for small and minority businesses...
USA TODAY May 25, 2005 FCC Panelist Wants Probe Of Product 'Payola'
QUOTE: A member of the Federal Communications Commission called yesterday for an investigation of experts who tout products on television without disclosing payments from the manufacturers.
Washington Post Feb 11, 2005 Multicast Ruling Muddies Waters
QUOTE: ...Federal Communications Commission dealt the powerful [National Association of Broadcasters--Ed.] a painful blow when it refused to require cable operators to carry broadcasters' multiple digital streams.
Wired Jan 28, 2005 FCC Won't Appeal Media Ownership Ruling: Agency Sought Fewer Limits on Ownership
QUOTE: The Bush administration yesterday abandoned plans to ask the Supreme Court to allow a set of controversial rules to take effect that would have loosened restrictions on how large media conglomerates could grow...thrilled those who had fought to keep tighter rein on how much control one company should have over television, newspapers and radio stations in individual markets.
Washington Post Sep 23, 2004 FCC Throws Flag at CBS's Halftime Play: Commissioners Propose $550,000 Indecency Fine
QUOTE: Airing a glimpse of Janet Jackson's right breast during the Super Bowl could cost 20 TV stations owned by CBS $550,000 in indecency fines
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