John Eggerton

House Communications Subcommittee Examines How to Improve FCC Deployment Monitoring Process, Reduce Digital Divide

Juggling five pieces of proposed legislation for improving the Federal Communications Commission's broadband mapping process, the House Communications Subcommittee grilled representatives of telecommunications and public interest organization - se

Nexstar Pays $100K Fine to Resolve FCC Investigation

The Federal Communications Commission has resolved its investigation into a couple of Nexstar stations, which follows its dismissal of a retransmission complaint against the broadcaster, which comes in the context of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's circul

FCC Still Weighing Nexstar-Tribune

While the Justice Department signed off on Nexstar's purchase of Tribune in July with TV station spin-offs in 13 markets, the Federal Communications Commission has yet to complete its public interest review of the merger. Currently, the deal is on

FCC Defends Aug 2018 Vote on Pole Attachment Deregulation

Backed by the Justice Department, the Federal Communications Commission as told the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that it knew what it was doing when it deregulated pole attachments, and had the authority to do it.

President Trump Dumps Even More Vitriol on Media

President Donald Trump has ramped up his attacks on and threats aimed at the press.

Court Vacates FCC Deregulation of Cell Tower-Site Reviews

Turns out the race to 5G can't run roughshod over the landscape, at least as the Federal Communications Commission has proposed it.

PISC C-band Comments

The Public Interest Spectrum Coalition (PISC) is lending some support to the proposal by ACA Connects and others to free up at least 370 MHz of C-band spectrum for fixed wireless while providing a pathway to migrating the program delivery, for whi

Senate Confirms Michael Kratsios As New Trump Administration Chief Technology Officer

Through a voice vote, the Senate has unanimously confirmed Michael Kratsios to be President Donald Trump's associate director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), making him the new Chief Technology Officer.

Senate Commerce Committee Passes Broadband DATA Act

The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously passed the Broadband

FTC Chairman Simons: Facebook Settlement Was Best Outcome Given Limited Authority

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons defended the FTC's $5 billion settlement with Facebook, saying that it was the best deal it could get with limited authority, and calling on Congress to pass comprehensive privacy legislation.