John Eggerton

Key Communications Provisions Make it on Omnibus Bill

Legislation to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission, boost mobile broadband, and provide additional funds, as needed, for broadcasters' moves to new spectrum in the post-incentive auction repack has been included in the must-pass omni

Lawmakers Hammer FCC's Carr Over 5G Deployment Order

On March 22, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on an order to streamline environmental and historic preservation reviews for 5G facilities deployment. Reps.

Rep. Eshoo Wants New Disclosures on Broadcast, Cable Content

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) has introduced a bill that would require on-air disclosures of content from foreign entities.

American Cable Association Seeks to Ally With FCC in Net Neutrality Fight

The American Cable Association has officially joined the court challenge of the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rule rollback, filing a motion to intervene in the case with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  ACA

D.C. Circuit Issues Partial Reversal of Wheeler-Era Robocall Decision

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has decided that not every smartphone is an autodialer subject to the restrictions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Cities to FCC: Stop Scapegoating Us on 5G Deployment

In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission Next Century Cities is pushing back on the FCC's efforts to exempt some wireless deployments from local historic or environmental reviews, saying they are being scapegoated unfairly as impedimen

Rep Eshoo to FCC: Rescind Spectrum Sales to AT&T, Verizon

In a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) wants the FCC to rethink its approval of deals putting high-band spectrum in the hands of AT&T and Verizon. The FCC's Wireless Bureau approved the trans

Citizens Against Government Waste Express Concerns About Trump Rural Infrastructure Plan

Citizens Against Government Waste has a bone to pick with President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan, which leaves the distribution of $50 billion in rural infrastructure seed money to the states and localities.

Senate Kicks Off Series of Infrastructure Hearings With Focus on Broadband

The Senate Commerce Committee kicked off a series of infrastructure hearings March 13 with one focused on broadband, including a big focus on collecting accurate date about where broadband is, and more importantly, isn't. Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS) p