John Eggerton

Demand Progress Wants FCC Inspector General to Investigate Chairman Pai Over Sinclair

Demand Progress, which strongly opposes Sinclair's proposed purchase of Tribune, wants the Federal Communications Commission inspector general (IG) to investigate FCC Chairman Ajit Pai over what it suggests are decisions meant to favor the broadca

FCC's Clyburn: I'm Staying Put on FCC

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn of the Federal Communications Commission appears to have put the kibosh on a rumor she was considering exiting the commission. Commissioner Clyburn's term was up at the end of June 2017.

Parsing the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order

The Federal Communications Commission has finally released the language of its controversial Restoring Internet Freedom order, which the Republican majority approved Dec 14 against visceral opposition from Democrats--edits to the item continued th

Net Neutrality Group 'Fight for the Future' Targets Democrats and Republicans

Fight for the Future is taking the gloves off in its effort to battle the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission's party line vote to roll back network neutrality rules and deed primary Internet regulatory authority to the Federal

AT&T-Time Warner Extend Breakup Date

AT&T and Time Warner have agreed to move the breakup date for their proposed merger until Jun. 21, 2018.  Each would have been able to terminate the deal if it had not closed by Apr.

White House: Secure 5G is National Priority

President Donald Trump's new America first National Security Strategy includes a key role for next gen wireless.

Critics of Chairman Pai's Sec. 706 Broadband Deployment Review Create #MobileOnly Challenge

The Federal Communications Commission's decision to review what qualifies as high-speed broadband has drawn a crowd of critics armed with smartphones and other devices.

Privacy Groups Push FTC Action on Kid-Connected Devices

Consumer groups want the Federal Trade Commission and retailers to crack down on Interconnected toys and smartwatches to protect kids' privacy. 

INCOMPAS to FCC: Delay Vote, Show Item Edits

INCOMPAS is calling on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to pull the plug on the Dec. 14 net neutrality rule rollback vote after Politico reported that the FCC's CTO, Eric Burger, had issues with it.

ISPs Back Legislative Limitation on Paid Prioritization

Michael Powell, president of NCTA – The Internet & Television Association; Meredith Attwell Baker, president of CTIA; and Jonathan Spalter, president, USTelecom, all members of the Broadband for America coalition, pledged, once again, not to b