David McCabe

White House contest casts shadow over mega-deal

Presidential politics are casting a shadow over the biggest media acquisition of 2016.

AT&T CEO: Can't 'prejudge' role of free data programs in Time Warner review

AT&T’s chief executive said that he couldn't "prejudge" whether the issue of so-called zero-rating, or providing customers with free data when they view certain content, would hold up the company’s acquisition of Time Warner.

Google: More than 44K government requests for data

Government requests for Google user data rose slightly in the first half of 2016.

Race is on for prized House Commerce Committee Chairmanship

The top job on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is likely up for grabs in the next Congress, with Rep Fred Upton (R-MI) reaching his six-year term limit with the gavel.

FCC pulls vote on TV set-top box plan in final minutes

The Federal Communications Commission pulled a vote on a contentious proposal to open up the market for television set-top boxes from its agenda minutes before the start of its monthly meeting on Sept 29.

Sen Reid blocks Sen Thune tech bill over Rosenworcel nomination fight

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked a tech bill championed by Sen John Thune (R-SD) because of the stalled re-nomination of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on the Federal Communications Commission.

Sen Schumer joins call for updates to mobile emergency alerts

Sen Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined the chorus of New York officials calling for changes to a key mobile emergency alerts system after bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey.

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.