Broadcasting&Cable

FCC: EAS Test Will Help Refine Second-Language Alerts

When asked by reporters about reports from state Emergency Alert System (EAS) coordinators that some of the emergency alerts sent out during the recent national test of the EAS system did not go through in Spanish, Admiral David Simpson, chief of

Civil Rights Groups Seek Set-Top Sunshine

In a petition to the Federal Communications Commission, 19 civil rights groups including the NAACP, National Action Network, and the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) have asked that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler lift the "sunshi

Sen Heller Seeks Privacy-Related Set-Top Vote Delay

Sen Dean Heller (R-NV) has called on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to delay his planned Sept 29 vote on proposed new set-top box rules.

FCC May Exit App Standards Oversight in Set-Top Proposal

Apparently, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's apps-based set-top box/navigation device proposal is getting a major tweak to get programmers on board.

Senators Introduce Rural Broadband Bill

Sens Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have introduced a bill to boost rural broadband in rural and tribal areas.

Next Presidential Debate Will Include Internet Input

The Open Debate Coalition said that ABC and CNN have agreed to consider the top questions submitted to its PresidentialOpenQuestions.com for the Oct 9 presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St.

Bridging the Digital (Veteran) Divide

Rep Jerry McNerney (D-CA) has introduced a bill to boost broadband access for veterans, saying they should not be left behind in the push for broadband adoption.

Taxpayers Protection Alliance Wants Clinton, Trump to Talk FCC

The Taxpayers Protection Alliance is calling on the presidential candidates to talk about how to "reform" the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies during their debate Sept 26.

Agency Review Bill (REVIEW Act) Gets White House Pushback

The White House came out strongly against the Require Evaluation Before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act of 2016 (HR 3438), joined by public interest group Public Knowledge.

AT&T: Business Data Services 'Compromise' Is Giveaway

AT&T says the Verizon/INCOMPAS compromise business data services (BDS) proposal is "a sleeves off the vest" giveaway to Verizon that will slash AT&T prices and prove a "death knell" to broadband investment and 5G fiber deployment.