John Eggerton

Net Neutrality Bill Clears Second Hurdle After Marathon Markup

After over nine hours of debate over mostly failed amendments, and delays, legislation that would re-regulate internet access by reinstating the Federal Communications Commission's 2015 Open Internet Order's Title II-based net neutrality rules is

FCC Seeks Postponement of Net Neutrality Oral Argument

With the US.Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit signaling it planned to hold the Feb. 1 oral argument in Mozilla vs.

Rep Eshoo: FCC Broadband Deployment Committee Needs Local Input

Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) wants the Federal Communications Commission to tap into more state and local government input on broadband deployment, suggesting the FCC’s goal now is to serve industry and tie the hands of those local governments. That came

Broadband Associations Collectively Call For Rural Broadband Fund Change

The major broadband associations have gotten to together to add heft to the bone they have to pick with the Federal Communications Commission over the way it has structured its new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) subsidy process, one they wa

Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on 'Industries of the Future' Talks C-Band, 5G

The Senate Commerce Committee's first hearing of 2020, "Industries of the Future" dealt with the federal government's role in advancing new technologies.

ITTA—The Voice of America's Broadband Providers Will Shut Down Jan 31

ITTA-The Voice of America's Broadband Providers "will be shutting its doors effective January 31, 2020 after over a one-quarter century representing wireline communications service providers in Washington." ITTA cited "financial constraints in the

House Communications Subcommittee Somewhat Divided on Promoting Media Marketplace Diversity

The House Communications Subcommittee was in agreement that more needed to be done to boost minority media ownership, but Republican members focused more on what they said broadcasters and cable operators were already doing to address the issue.

5G Bills Pass House

The House has passed three bipartisan 5G bills, which passed out of the House Commerce Committee in Nov.

House Consumer Protection Subcommittee Hearing On Deep Fakes and Online Manipulation

The House Consumer Protection Subcommittee held a hearing "Americans at Risk: Manipulation and Deception in the Digital Age" to look at deep fakes and online manipulation.

CES 2020: FTC Chairman Simons Says Facebook, Other Tech Investigations Are Ongoing

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons said that the FTC was still investigating Facebook for antitrust violations, and that the FTC's $5 billion settlement with the company is the thing he is most proud of over the past year.