John Eggerton

Rep. Eshoo Wants New Disclosures on Broadcast, Cable Content

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) has introduced a bill that would require on-air disclosures of content from foreign entities.

American Cable Association Seeks to Ally With FCC in Net Neutrality Fight

The American Cable Association has officially joined the court challenge of the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rule rollback, filing a motion to intervene in the case with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  ACA

D.C. Circuit Issues Partial Reversal of Wheeler-Era Robocall Decision

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has decided that not every smartphone is an autodialer subject to the restrictions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Cities to FCC: Stop Scapegoating Us on 5G Deployment

In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission Next Century Cities is pushing back on the FCC's efforts to exempt some wireless deployments from local historic or environmental reviews, saying they are being scapegoated unfairly as impedimen

Rep Eshoo to FCC: Rescind Spectrum Sales to AT&T, Verizon

In a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) wants the FCC to rethink its approval of deals putting high-band spectrum in the hands of AT&T and Verizon. The FCC's Wireless Bureau approved the trans

Citizens Against Government Waste Express Concerns About Trump Rural Infrastructure Plan

Citizens Against Government Waste has a bone to pick with President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan, which leaves the distribution of $50 billion in rural infrastructure seed money to the states and localities.

Senate Kicks Off Series of Infrastructure Hearings With Focus on Broadband

The Senate Commerce Committee kicked off a series of infrastructure hearings March 13 with one focused on broadband, including a big focus on collecting accurate date about where broadband is, and more importantly, isn't. Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS) p

Chuck Todd: Transparency is The New Objectivity

Journalists gathered in Washington March 8 to honor their own and call for solidarity--and solid reporting rather than snarky reporting--in the face of attacks from the President.  That was one of the takeaways from Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC's

FCC Signals Second Tranche of Repack Bucks

The Federal Communications Commission's Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media Bureau said that there would be an additional allocation coming from the $1.75 billion incentive auction repack fund.

Democratic Senators Push $40 Billion in Direct Broadband Infrastructure Funding

Democratic senators are promoting the $40 billion broadband investment from their May 2017 LIFT America Act in a new trillion dollar infrastructure plan released March 7 in the wake of President Donald Trump's plan to invest $200 billion and hope