John Eggerton

Pai to Congress: Set-Top Docket to Remain Open

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has told Congress he does not plan to close the set-top box docket, but signaled that was because it could still have some deregulatory legs.

Sen Markey Gets Some Massachusetts Tech Support for Internet Fight

Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) said Massachusetts tech leaders, including Microsoft, were pledging to join his fight to protect network neutrality.

FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting

All three commissioners were in attendance April 21 as the Federal Communications Commission hosted the first meeting of the newly constituted Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, created by FCC chairman Ajit Pai.

European Union Has Issues with FCC's Business Data Services Proposal

Add the European Union (EU) to those raising red flags over the Federal Communications Commission's planned April 20 vote on a broadband business data services deregulation order proposed by new FCC chairman Ajit Pai.

FCC's Clyburn: I Still Have Work to Do

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn of the Federal Communications Commission signaled she was not heading for the exit in June.

Reps Pelosi, Pallone Urge Chairman Pai to Ditch UHF Discount's Return

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined with Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to try and head off the reinstating of the UHF discount, saying its return by the Federal Communications Commission would be using a "blun

Attorneys Take Aim at FCC's Main Studio Rule

Telecommunication lawyers have petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate the rule that broadcasters have a main studio located in their community of license.

Spectrum Auction Guru Gary Epstein Exiting FCC

With the close of the Federal Communications Commission broadcast incentive auction the week of April 10, FCC Incentive Auction Task Force chairman Gary Epstein will be exiting at the end of April.

[UPDATED] Former FCC Commissioner McDowell Joins Mobile Future

Former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Robert McDowell has joined Mobile Future as chief public policy advisor.

Sen Markey, Rep Doyle Call for Business Data Services Vote Delay

Add to the list of those calling for a delay in the Federal Communications Commission's April 20 vote on deregulating broadband business data services (BDS) Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) and House Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA