John Eggerton

Supremes To Weigh In On Cell Tower Citing Issue

In a decision that could help ease the way for telecom operators to site their towers and boost broadband service, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a case (T-Mobile South v.

Republicans To FCC’s Wheeler: Don't Limit Auction Bidders

Every Republican member of the House Communications Subcommittee has asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to rethink his plans to put some limits on the broadcast incentive auctions.

Advertisers to White House: Stick To Self-Regulation

Ad agencies have at least one bone to pick with the White House over the Administration's Big Data report.

CTIA's Carpenter: We Need More Spectrum

Jot Carpenter, VP, government affairs, CTIA: The Wireless Association, told C-SPAN that the AWS-3 and broadcast incentive auctions will be helpful, but probably not sufficient to meet burgeoning demand for wireless spectrum.

Complaints Filed Against Stations For Political File Nondisclosures

The Sunlight Foundation and Campaign Legal Center filed complaints against 11 broadcast TV stations for allegedly failing to post the requisite information about political advertising sponsors in their online political files.

Broadcasters Seek Consumer Group Help In Retransmission Fight

Broadcasters are hoping to enlist consumer groups in battling cable operators over what broadcaster group is calling abusive pay TV practices.

Powell: ‘Cable’ Doesn’t Quite Cut It

A Q&A with National Cable & Telecommunications Association President and CEO Michael Powell. He has said that the phrase “cable” in NCTA does not convey the “breadth of who we are and what we do.”

Comcast/TWC Critics Unappeased By Charter Swap

“We’ve known from the day that the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal was announced that Comcast intended to divest some subscribers, so this doesn’t change anything,” said Sen Al Franken (D-MN).

CTIA: NTIA Should Get Out Of Spectrum Management Business

Wireless companies told the House Commerce Committee that the National Telecommunications & Information Administration should get out of the spectrum management business.

Rep Blackburn To FCC: Do Cost/Benefit Analysis of Net Neutrality Rules

Rep Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), a longtime critic of the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rules, is no fan of the commission's latest effort to come up with legally sustainable open Internet enforcement.