John Eggerton

Senate Passes TRACED Act, Aimed at Tackling Robocalls

The Senate passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act (S 151) by a 97-1 vote. The bill would give the Federal Communications Commission civil fining authority of up to $10,000 per call for those who "inten

House Commerce Committee Hearing on LIFT America Act

The House Commerce Committee dove into the omnibus Lifting Infrastructure for Tomorrow's (LIFT) America Act, which includes $40 billion for broadband buildouts. Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) said rebuilding infrastructure was a bipartisan prio

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly 'Inclined' to Approve T-Mobile-Sprint Deal

Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly tweeted:

FCC Can't Say if TV Content Ratings Are Accurate

The Federal Communications Commission completed a three-month, Congressionally-mandated report by the FCC's Media Bureau looking into the television content rating system.

Utilities Warn FCC About Impact of 6 GHz Wi-Fi Effort

The American Public Power Association, American Water Works Association, Edison Electric Institute, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, and the Utilities Technology Council -- which together represent almost all of the nation's utili

Chinese Telecoms Hit Hard in Senate Judiciary 5G Hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he wished US allies could view a copy of May 14's hearing on 5G cybersecurity to see the uncommon bipartisan agreement that Chinese technology is a threat to the safety and security of

Rep Clyburn Forms Rural Broadband Task Force

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) has launched the House Task Force on Rural Broadband to try and help close the rural digital divide and eliminate "digital deserts." “High-speed internet is an essential service in America today—yet too man

Senator Blackburn: Arrogant Big Tech Needs to Change Tune

Sen Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said that Silicon Valley has been arrogant, with a "toxic undercurrent" to industry practices that "can't be ignored," -- and wouldn't be ignored by Washington.

House Appropriations Committee OKs CPB Funding Boost

The House Appropriations Committee has proposed to increase funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, approving the recommendation of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, which in April a

House Communications Subcommittee Hearing on Robocalls

The House Communications Subcommittee held a hearing on more than six robocall bills, and there was bipartisan momentum for action.