John Eggerton

New 9/11 Report Urges Cybersecurity Legislation

A new report from the co-chairs and all 10 members of the original 9/11 Commission urges Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation, saying it has proved resistant to needed reforms due to partisan politics that should have no place in securing th

NAB Won't Oppose House Version of STELA

The National Association of Broadcasters does not oppose the House version of the bill reauthorizing the satellite compulsory license (formerly STELA, now STELAR), which is expected to come to the House floor for a vote.

Mediacom Urges FCC to Unbundle

Mediacom asked the Federal Communications Commission to adopt new rules that would prevent volume-based discounts in program carriage deals, insure access to content online, and require the disclosure of rates.

NAACP on Net Neutrality: FCC Should Use Sec. 706

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)and Communications Workers of America want the Federal Communications Commission to use its existing Sec.

House Communications Subcommittee Considers LPTV Bill

The House Commerce Committee Communications Subcommittee will hold a hearing July 24 on a trio of bills. No witnesses have been announced.

FCC: Armstrong's Price Is Right

The Federal Communications Commission has sided with an independent cable operator in a dispute over regional sports network pricing.

Political Ad Trackers File FCC Complaint Against Stations

The Sunlight Foundation, joined by the Campaign Legal Center and Common Cause, has filed complaints at the Federal Communications Commission against two TV stations it said failed to properly identify the sponsors of political ads.

CFA: FCC Needs Network Reality Rules

The Consumer Federation of America told the Federal Communications Commission that its new network neutrality rules need to reflect the "reality" of the 21st century digital economy, which means using its authority to promote broadband deployment

Rep James Lankford Rips FCC, TV on House Floor

Rep James Lankford (R-OK) introduced and then withdrew an amendment to the Financial Services bill--which includes Federal Communications Commission appropriations -- that would have prevented the FCC from changing its indecency enforcement policy

ICLE Tells FCC Non-Neutral Internet Can Be Beneficial

The International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE) says that mandating that all Internet content be offered only on a take-it-or-leave it basis -- nondiscriminatory access by all users to all content -- is the "antithesis" of the calls for a la