Broadcasting&Cable

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.

Wi-Fi Alliance Releases LTE-U Testing Plan

As advertised, the Wi-Fi Alliance has released its final plan for testing the co-existence of LTE-U and Wi-Fi.

House Judiciary Committee Will Look Into FCC Set-Top Plan

On the heels of a letter they joined on asking Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to release the text of his set-top plan, the bipartisan leadership of the House Judiciary Committee have signaled they are going to hold hearings

CenturyLink: Verizon Wants It Both Ways on BDS

CenturyLink says Verizon is trying to have it both ways on the competitiveness of the business broadband market, and thus the need for potential new rate regulations.

Rep Conyers, GOP Reps, Call for FCC Release of Set-Top Text

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), has joined with House Republican leaders to call for the Federal Communications Commission to release the text of its set-top proposal before it votes on it.

Spectrum Auction Delays Nexstar-Media General Decision

It appears that any Federal Communications Commission action on the Nexstar-Media General license transfers will have to wait until the spectrum auction is concluded, absent a waiver the applicants have sought.

Court Schedules Argument in Effective Competition Suit

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has set oral argument for Nov 10 in telecommunication regulators' challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's decision on effective competition.

Advertisers Push Back on FCC Broadband Privacy Plan

The major associations representing billions of ad dollars have called on Congress to exercise its oversight to protect consumers and the economy from the Federal Communications Commission's proposed broadband privacy regulatory framework.