John Eggerton

Internet Overbuilding Gets Rural Accent at Senate Hearing

The issue of overbuilding got a lot of attention in a Senate Communications Subcommittee hearing on "The Impact[s] of Broadband Investments in Rural America." Overbuilding existing commercial service with government money has long been one of Inte

Senate Judiciary Vets Privacy Protection Legislation Contours at Hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feintsein (D-CA) made it clear that her state's tough privacy legislation will have to be the floor for any federal privacy legislation.

'Net Neutrality' Remain Fighting Words at House Legislative Hearing

The House Communications Subcommittee held a hearing on the Save the Internet Act, which Democrats introduced recently in the House and Senate.

For AT&T and DirecTV Now, the Jig Is Up; Will Other vMVPDs Soon Cave, Too?

“This is for the first time 100-plus premium channels—not the junk nobody wants—purely over the top, a mobile-centric platform, for $35 a month.” And soon, it might be the last time.

Lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill for Internet of Things security standards

The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019, a bipartisan, bicameral bill introduced March 11, would require the government to make sure that any devices it purchases meet minimum security requirements.

Rep Brindisi (D-NY) Introduces FCC Reporting Bill, Slams Cable Broadband Providers on House Floor

Rep Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) has introduced the Transparency for Cable Consumers Act to make operators that have been fined by state public service commissions to have to report back to the Federal Communications Commission.

Love Triangle-Plus Results in Court Victory for Data Privacy

In a tail of not one but two affairs and emails between the philandering parties has come a victory for data privacy, a federal appeals court has ruled that “previously opened and delivered emails” stored 'in a web-based email client' are protecte

A Federal Data Privacy Framework?

The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing a federal data privacy law -- and displayed the same political divide that appeared in a House hearing earlier in the week. Republicans and industry witnesses warned against a "patchwork" of potentially

House Privacy Hearing Shows Representatives United on Privacy, Divided on Details

The House Consumer Protection Subcommittee hearing on privacy showcased both the bipartisan call for federal legislation and the reason a bipartisan bill will be no slam dunk.

GOP House Commerce Leaders Praise FCC Broadband Deployment Report

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH) agreed with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai that the FCC's latest Sec.