John Eggerton

CFA to FCC: Block That Deal

The Consumer Federation of America, a strong critic of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, made it official, filing a petition to block the merger.

New York PSC Has Concentration Concerns with Comcast/TWC

The New York State Public Service Commission says it is "currently" not taking a position on whether the Federal Communications Commission should approve or block the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, but has a number of "potential concerns," incl

AT&T, DirecTV: FCC Should Not Extend Comment Deadline

Some critics of the proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger have asked the Federal Communications Commission for more time to comment on -- or attempt to block -- the deal, but the companies say no way because the FCC has an obligation to review the deal

CEA: Discouraged at Broadcaster Auction Suit

The Consumer Electronics Association is none too pleased with the National Association of Broadcasters' decision to sue the Federal Communications Commission over how the commission proposes to measure interference and station coverage areas for t

Broadcaster Coalition to FCC: Auction Transparency a Must

A half-dozen Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition members met with Federal Communications Commission staffers and came away impressed by the meetings and the prospects for a successful auction, according to an ex parte filing with th

Net Neutrality Fans Seek Meeting With President Obama

Network neutrality advocates are continuing to try and leverage recent open Internet comments by President Barack Obama in their efforts to get the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify Internet access under Title II.

Fox, CBS Affiliates Warn FCC Against Removing Sports Rule

Fox and CBS affiliates warn that the Federal Communications Commission could be in danger of balkanizing sports programming and driving it to "increasingly expensive pay cable networks.”

Rev. Jackson: Blackout Rule is About Paychecks, Not Just Pay TV

Reverend Jesse Jackson is the latest fan of the sports blackout rule to write Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler about keeping the rule.

Broadcaster Coalition Warns Of TV Study Problem

Broadcasters interested in putting their spectrum up for auction at the right price says that there is a potential issue with the way the Federal Communications Commission is calculating interference that could artificially decrease the value of s

T-Mobile Challenges FCC Incentive Auction Proposal

T-Mobile has asked the Federal Communications Commission to reserve more low-band spectrum for companies competing with Verizon and AT&T for wireless spectrum in the upcoming broadcast incentive auction, arguing that the current system does no