John Eggerton

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

Rep Walden: Old Regs Could Be Death Sentence For Local Outlets

Communications Subcommittee chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) made it clear what he thought of the Federal Communications Commission's recent activity, and inactivity, on media ownership rules.

Rep Rush Reams FCC Over Diversity

The Federal Communications Commission got hammered by Democrats over diversity at the June 11 House Communications Subcommittee hearing on media ownership.

Conference Of Mayors Backs FCC Sports Blackout Rule

The National Conference of State Legislatures has asked the Federal Communications Commission not to eliminate its Sports Blackout Rule.

Glenn Britt Dead at 65

Former Time Warner Cable chairman and CEO Glenn Britt died of cancer on June 11 at his home in New York. He was 65.

“Glenn left us with a legacy of innovation, integrity and inclusion," said Time Warner Cable chairman Rob Marcus.

Newspaper Ownership, Unions Divided Over Crossownership Ban

The newspaper unions and ownership are definitely of different minds on lifting the ban on newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership.

House Commerce Democrats Call for Merger Hearings

House Commerce Committee Democratic leaders have asked their Republican counterparts, who control the agenda, to hold hearings on the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV mergers, and a Sprint/T-Mobile deal if that ever material

FCC: Court Can't Review Public Notice on Sharing Deals

The Federal Communications Commission has told the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit that it must dismiss the National Association of Broadcasters petition for review of the FCC's "staff-level" public on how the Media Bureau will vet TV stati

FCC's Lake Signals to Hill That Deals Have Been Getting Done

Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau chief Bill Lake says that the FCC has granted the sale of 36 full-power TV stations, representing 12 different deals, since mid-March, which it issued guidelines about deals with associated sharing ar

Analyst: FCC Ownership Should Reflect Digital Competition

The Federal Communications Commission should consider including pay TV (cable, satellite, telecommunications) and online video as relevant local market competitors to broadcasting.