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FCC nominee Wheeler clears Senate Commerce panel vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tom Wheeler, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Federal Communications Commission, moved a step closer to confirmation on Tuesday after receiving the approval of the Senate Commerce Committee.Full story

Pentagon offers to share airwaves with industry, FCC seeks comment

(Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department is proposing to share some of its radio airwaves with the private sector, a nod to growing pressure from the wireless industry and the Obama administration for federal agencies to ease their control of valuable spectrum. Full story

U.S. FCC moves to reform E-Rate subsidy for Internet at schools

(Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission moved on Friday to revamp a subsidy program aimed at bringing faster Internet to schools and libraries, after President Barack Obama's plea for a swifter transition to the digital era. Full story

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