Senate confirms Tom Wheeler as FCC chairman

Wheeler will take over an FCC about to oversee a huge transfer of airwaves from the broadcast to the mobile industry, as well as wrestle with issues such as net neutrality and carrier consolidation.

Republicans hate to (spectrum) share: How the election affects the FCC

The presidential election will have big impacts on our nation’s tax policies and spending plans over the next four years, but who wins or loses will also play a role in telecommunications policies that will affect every individual on their cell phone and their land lines.

FCC outlines $15B spectrum flip from TV broadcast to mobile

The FCC wants to kick off an incentive auction in 2014 that would buy back TV airwaves from the broadcasters and sell them to mobile operators at a premium. The plan isn’t without critics, but in general it was lauded by both consumer groups and carriers.