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NAB's Smith Re-Upped

National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith has renewed his contract through Dec 31, 2018, NAB Board chair Charles Warfield said.

CEA: Unlicensed Spectrum Provides $62B Boost To Economy Annually

The Consumer Electronics Association said that unlicensed spectrum generates $62 billion annually to the US economy, led by Wi-Fi in and outside the home.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Recuses Self from AT&T IP Trials Decision

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said he is recusing himself from the AT&T IP transition trials decision.

NCTA: We'll Assist FCC In Understanding Peering

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler was getting some support from the Hill and elsewhere, including the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, for his announcement on June 13 of a deep dive into paid peering arrang

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