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Subcommittee to Explore Media Ownership in the 21st Century

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep Greg Walden (R-OR), has scheduled a hearing for June 11, 2014. The hearing is entitled “Media Ownership in the 21st Century.”

Witnesses to be announced.

FAA to Consider Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced that seven aerial photo and video production companies have asked for regulatory exemptions that would allow the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft

FCC Adopts Rules for First Ever Incentive Auction; Will Make Available Additional Airwaves, Increase Competition For Mobile Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission adopted rules to implement the Broadcast Television Incentive Auction.

Agencies Need to Improve Cyber Incident Response Practices

Twenty-four major federal agencies did not consistently demonstrate that they are effectively responding to cyber incidents (a security breach of a computerized system and information).

The 8%: Unleashing The Power Of Cross-Platform Advertising

Today, traditional TV still accounts for the lion’s share of video viewing, and will likely continue to do so for a good while, but online and mobile are where the growth is.

Chairmen Upton and Walden Seek Clarification of Statute to Advance Wireless Broadband

House Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding the commission’s work on the spectrum provisio

Verizon Responds to the FCC: Fiber is Better, Even for POTS

Verizon filed a response to opposition filed for our copper retirement in Ocean View (VA) and Belle Harbor (NY). As of April 2014, fewer than forty of Verizon’s customers in Ocean View and Belle Harbor remained on copper facilities.

Connect Minnesota Releases New Broadband Availability Figures

New research released by Connect Minnesota shows that statewide, 74.93% of Minnesota households have access to fixed broadband at a minimum of 10 Mbps download/6 Mbps upload.

The Constitution Project Calls for Strong Public Representative at Terror Court

A bipartisan group of national security and foreign intelligence experts, including a former judge who served on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, is urging the creation of a special advocate to protect the public's rights before the se

The Comcast Way: First, Kill PEG Television

Simultaneous to projecting itself as a corporation that has the public’s best interest at heart in order to push through approval of the merger of Comcast with Time Warner, Comcast is waging war on Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access t