John Eggerton

House Passes E-mail Privacy Act

The House unanimously passed the E-mail Privacy Act.

FCC's Pai Rescinds Lifeline Eligibilities

New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai revoked Lifeline service provision eligibility and accompanying streamlined treatment, citing a National Tribal Telecommunications Association petition to reverse the eligibility on some of t

FCC Media Bureau Rescinds JSA Guidance

The Federal Communications Commission has rescinded its March 2014 guidance on the processing of applications for various broadcast TV sharing arrangements like joint sales agreements (JSAs).

FCC Media Bureau Sets Aside Political File Complaint Decisions

The Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau set aside its actions on political file complaints involving a host of TV stations, saying they were more appropriately handled at the bureau level.

MTV News Staffers Cite Trump in Seeking to Unionize

According to the Writers Guild of America, East, the editorial staff of MTV News plans to unionize with WGAE, citing having to cover the Donald Trump administration as part of the reason.

Senators Urge Chairman Pai to Spur Mobility Fund

Senate Communications Subcommittee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MI) and Sen Joe Manchin (D-WV), joined by a bipartisan host of others, have asked new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to prioritize mobile broadband in rural and under

House Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Doyle 'Disappointed' With ISP Congressional Review Act Letter

Count House Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) among those not eager to use Congressional Review Act authority to invalidate the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy framework, but he suggested he was wil

Powell: Broadband Infrastructure Plan Should Target Unserved

Michael Powell, president of NCTA: The Internet & Television Association, said that a new round of broadband infrastructure investment should focus on getting service to unserved areas and on tax incentives to private industry.

Chairman Pai Pulls Set-Top Proposal

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to revamp set-tops is no longer on the FCC's list of items on circulation to be voted by the other commissioners.

Computer & Communications Industry Association Slams Immigration Order

Major computer companies are concerned with President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from a handful of countries, even those with valid US visas.