David McCabe

House Oversight Ranking Member Says FCC Republicans are Obstrucinting Inquiry

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) accused Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission of obstructing an investigation into 2015’s network neutrality debate.

Advocates push back on exemption in federal privacy rules

39 consumer advocate groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Free Press, said that placing an exemption in looming federal privacy rules for broadband providers that covers data divorced from a

Former wireless group lobbyist sets up shop with AT&T, Verizon as clients

The former top lobbyist for the wireless industry’s major trade association in Washington will continue his work for the group, and some of its members, as a consultant.

High-stakes battles engulf FCC

Policy battles that have been mounting for months are poised to engulf the Federal Communications Commission in the final months of the Obama Administration.

First round of buyer bidding in spectrum sale doesn't hit target

Bidding concluded late in the day on Aug 30 in the first round of a historic spectrum sale to wireless providers and other buyers without regulators reaching their target for the sale.

Court rejects challenge to aspect of FCC's spectrum sale

A federal court ruled against a challenge to part of the Federal Communications Commission’s ongoing process of reassigning valuable wireless spectrum to mobile providers.

Privacy groups file complaint over WhatsApp data sharing

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy filed a federal complaint over WhatsApp’s decision to share consumer data with parent company Facebook.

AT&T’s Jim Cicconi to retire

AT&T’s top policy executive is leaving the company. Jim Cicconi will retire at the end of September from the company where he’s worked for more than a decade.

Facebook to limit ad blockers

Facebook said that it would start displaying advertisements to users who have an ad blocker installed on their desktop browsers.

Republicans see fresh chance to overhaul telecom law

Republicans believe they are finally close to overhauling a landmark law that has been a cornerstone of tech and telecom regulation for decades.