John Eggerton

Senator Blumenthal Preps US Version of EU Privacy Framework

Sen Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said that he is preparing to introduce a privacy "bill of rights." That came at another hearing on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica third-party data sharing issue, this one in the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Prote

T-Mobile, Sprint File With FCC

T-Mobile and Sprint have filed with the Federal Communications Commission for approval of their proposed merger, and promised in their public interest statement that the deal would create more jobs, more choice in video and business service, and w

FCC Preps for T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Review

The Federal Communications Commission has opened a comment docket on the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger and signaled the deal is about to be filed with the commission. The two wireless companies announced April 29 that they had struck a deal to m

NTIA Administrator Redl: GDPR Interpretation Threatens Internet Stability

National Telecommunications & Information Administration administrator David Redl warned Congress that the "security and stability" or the internet are at risk due to pressure to comply with the European Union's new General Data Protection Reg

House Subcommittee Takes Up Targeted Digital Advertising

The House Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee drilled down on targeted digital advertising. Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) said the idea behind the hearing was to look at the benefits as well as the "emerging, high-profil

Some Major TV Groups Push FCC for Right To Keep, Transfer UHF Discount

Ion, Univision and Trinity Broadcasting say the Federal Communications Commission should not only grandfather their TV station holdings' discounted audience reach if the FCC adjusts the UHF discount or 39% audience reach cap, but should also allow

USTelecom's Spalter: Internet Freedom Has Been Restored... Now What?

In a speech to the Media Institute, USTelecom President Jonathan Spalter said it is time to establish "consistent safeguards" across the entire internet. The key to those consistent safeguards, he suggested, were their broad application, echoing t

Democrats Use PIRATE Act Markup to Slam Net Neutrality Rule Rollback

Democratic Reps used a House Communications Subcommittee markup of a pirate radio bill to express their opposition to the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of network neutrality rules. Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) intro

Rep Doyle Vows to Continue Net Neutrality CRA Fight

House Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) vowed to keep fighting to nullify the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rules rollback, but in outlining the road ahead, he also put a spotlight on the up-Hill

Net Neutrality Activists Get It in Gear

Network neutrality activist groups were lining up their protest efforts June 11 as the Federal Communications Commission's rules against online blocking, throttling and paid prioritization sunset in favor of a deregulatory regime centered on Feder