John Eggerton

FilmOn X, Broadcasters Square Off in Ninth Circuit

TV networks took aim at FilmOn X Aug 4 in oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, with much of the argument focused on whether the Internet is a communications channel under Congress' definition of a cable system eligible for a co

Public Knowledge to FCC: Anonymized Data Still Needs Regulating

Public Knowledge says that just because a broadband customer's information is anonymized does not mean those customers should not have to give permission for it to be shared with third parties.

Democratic Senators Have Business Data Service Reform Issues

A group of Democratic Sens are urging the Federal Communications Commission to factor in more recent cable business data service (BDS) information into their calculation for revamping its rules on business broadband service.That came in a letter t

Mike Pence Signals Journalist Ban Could Loosen

Vice presidential candidate Gov Mike Pence (R-IN) has signaled that the campaign may lighten up on its policy of excluding some news outlets from events due to their past coverage.

National Association of Broadcasters: FCC Maintaining Crossownership Ban Is Inexplicable

The National Association of Broadcasters says it has filled the Federal Communications Commission's quadrennial media ownership review docket with numerous examples of the "challenges" faced by newspapers, including declining ad revenues and even

Commissioner Pai: FCC Should Not Have Dunned AT&T

Commissioner Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission says the FCC should not have issued a notice of apparent liability and proposed fine against AT&T because it waited too long to take that enforcement action.

National Association of Broadcasters: FCC Lacks Authority to Boost Video Described Programming

Broadcasters and cable operators are on the same page when it comes to video described programming.

CTIA Seeking Full Court Review of Title II Decision

CTIA: The Wireless Association, which represents wireless Internet service providers, will seek an en banc (full court) rehearing of the three-judge panel decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet order reclassifying

Comcast CEO: 'Over-the-Top Economics Are Unproven To Us'

Despite the rise of virtual multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs, or pay-TV) that can deliver services nationwide by going over-the-top, Comcast still believes that the most prudent business path is to grow its video subscriber base

Democratic Delegates Vow to Fight Republicans on Net Neutrality in Party Platform

Democratic delegates approved the party's platform July 25 and it committed to free Wi-Fi for anchor institutions and broadband for every household.