Sen. Questions FCC Pay TV Merger Reviews

Sen. Dean Heller (R., Nev.) in a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler requested information regarding any confidential meetings the agency has had with media companies as part of its regulatory review of proposed acquisitions of pay-television companies Time Warner Cable by Comcast Corp. and DirecTV by AT&T, The Wall Street Journal reports. WSJ subscribers can read the full story here.

Republicans Propose Overhaul Of FCC

The Republican duo of Rep. Greg Walden (Ore.) and Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.) unveiled legislation to change the way the FCC does business. Walden and other Republicans have stepped up their criticism of the FCC following the agency’s adoption of net-neutrality rules, which the GOP argues are unnecessary and an overreach of the agency’s authority.