John Eggerton

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

NCTA: FCC Must Reject Alarmist Calls For Title II

The sky is not falling, Internet-wise, and regulators should act accordingly when it comes to imposing any new network neutrality regulations, regulations cable operators aren't persuaded are even needed.

Rep Rush Pushes FCC to OK BTNC Waiver

Rep Bobby Rush (D-IL) and three other members of the Congressional Black Caucus have written the Federal Communications Commission asking that the agency help the Black Television News Channel (BTNC) get off the ground and onto Dish and DirecTV.

Sens Introducing E-Labeling Bill

Sens Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) are introducing a bill, the E-Label Act--that would give equipment manufacturers the option of delivering Federal Communications Commission labeling information electronically -- on screen -- on d

House Commerce Committee Republicans Pan E-Rate Proposal

House Commerce Committee leaders have told Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler that any effort to expand the size of the E-Rate subsidy is a non-starter.

CEA: Retransmission Consent Reforms Should Be In Satellite Bill

The Consumer Electronics Association has asked the leadership of the relevant House and Senate committees to include retransmission consent reforms as part of must-pass legislation reauthorizing the satellite compulsory distant-signal license.

Writers Guild of America East to FCC: Ban Paid Priority, Period

The Writers Guild of America East says the Federal Communications Commission should prohibit paid priority and that presuming it to be commercially unreasonable, as FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said would be his presumption if the results were dis

Broadcasters Supply Sen McCaskill Cable Bill Beef Ammo

Broadcasters are looking to help out with Sen Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) inquiry into pay-TV billing practices and service quality.

Dish's Ergen to FCC: Deny Comcast/TWC Merger

Dish told the Federal Communications Commission to disallow the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger.