John Eggerton

MMTC Asks FCC to Restore Diversity Items

Saying the Federal Communications Commission could not have meant to purposely leave 23 diversity proposals, including some of the FCC's own, out of its consideration of the quadrennial ownership review, the Minority Media & Telecommunication

Judiciary Version Of STELA Set For June 19 Markup

The Senate Judiciary Committee is not wasting any time marking up its "clean" version of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA).

Powell: Cable Is Already A Managed Service

National Cable & Telecommunications Association president Michael Powell defended managed services, saying that over 80% of the cable pipe currently is dedicated to delivering such a managed service: "It's called cable."

Sen Rubio Introduces Wireless Innovation Act

As promised, Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL) has introduced his Wireless Innovation Act, the first of several bills to increase access to spectrum and boost wireless broadband.

Powell Says He's Not Worried By Cord-Cutters

National Cable & Telecommunications Association president Michael Powell says that he is more intrigued than worried by the prospect, which he emphasized was more prospect than reality.

Comcast Supports FCC Chairman Wheeler's New Cybersecurity 'Paradigm'

Following Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler's call for a "new paradigm" in which private industry takes the lead on flexible, measurable and accountable cybersecurity standards, Comcast signaled it agreed, was willing to work

Ex-NSA Chief: We Need Cybersecurity Legislation

Former National Security Agency director General Keith Alexander said that Congress needs to pass cybersecurity legislation that will make it easier for government and the communications industry to work together to combat that threat.

Durham Says Yes to AT&T’s GigaPower

Following recent approval from Winston-Salem (NC) city officials for Durham have ratified an agreement that gives AT&T the green light to deploy its 1-Gbps-capable, fiber-based U-verse with GigaPower platform.

AT&T Files DirecTV Deal With FCC

AT&T officially filed its proposed DirecTV merger with the Federal Communications Commission, including public interest statements, saying the deal was all about the bundle.

Sen Rubio Outlines Broad Wireless Broadband Plan

Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL) outlined an ambitious agenda for spectrum reform, which includes plans to introduce three bills: The Wireless Innovation Act to free up government spectrum; a bill directing the Federal Communications Commission to conduct t