John Eggerton

Ninth Circuit To Review FTC v. AT&T Mobility

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has agreed to review a three-judge panel decision that left the Federal Trade Commission's authority to oversee edge-provider privacy in some circumstances very much in doubt, according to a copy of th

Sen Markey Leads Title II Fans in Last-Minute Push

With the days dwindling down to the Federal Communications Commission's May 18 planned vote on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to roll back Title II classification of Internet service providers, Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) joined a dozen other Dem

Rep Eshoo and Others: FCC Should Hold 'RT' to Transparency Standards

On the same day the Senate is grilling former Obama and Trump Administration officials about Russian interference in US elections, a group of Democratic Reps has asked the Federal Communications Commission to apply transparency requirements to RT

Writers Guild of America Hot Over FCC’s Stephen Colbert 'Investigation'

A Federal Communications Commission spokesperson confirmed that it is vetting the viewer complaints it received about Stephen Colbert's Late Show riff on President Donald Trump, which did not sit well with the creative community.

Chairman Pai: Wired, Wireless Broadband Appear Very Competitive to Him

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai gave definite signals that the FCC may have a different answer the next time it weighs in on whether wireless broadband is a competitor to wired.

Sen Nelson: Bipartisan Net Neutrality Bill Appears 'Impossible'

Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) said that while he continued to talk with Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) about a bipartisan network neutrality bill, the current reality is that "there are too many folks, from [FCC

FCC Spokesman: Pai Within Bounds to Champion Net Neutrality Proposal

A Federal Communications Commission spokesman said that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was well within the law to speak out in favor of his network neutrality proposal, which includes rolling back Title II reclassification, eliminating the general conduct

Rep Pallone: Pai's Proposal Is Threat to Online Speech

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) said Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's effort to roll back Title II classification and rethink Open Internet rules was a threat to free speech online.

Representatives Launch Virtual Reality Caucus

A group of legislators has formed a new "reality" caucus focused on the new realities of augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality.

Gigabit Opportunity Zones Bill Introduced

Sen Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) has introduced a bill, the Gigabit Opportunity (or GO) Act, that she says would accelerate the deployment of high-speed broadband in low-income and rural communities.