Broadcasting&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

Ex-NSA Chief: We Need Cybersecurity Legislation

Former National Security Agency director General Keith Alexander said that Congress needs to pass cybersecurity legislation that will make it easier for government and the communications industry to work together to combat that threat.

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.

There is No Freedom in 'Free' TV

[Commentary] Broadcasters recently launched a front group with the apparent purpose of attacking pay-TV providers and making enough noise to distract from reforming our broken retransmission consent system that victimizes the public.

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.