John Eggerton

GOP House Commerce Leaders Urge Bipartisan Engagement on Net Neutrality Bills

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH), and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Ranking Member Cath McMorris Rogers (R-WA) wrote to Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pal

Congress Directs FCC to Review TV Market Modification Petitions

The recently passed 2019 Appropriations bill (the bill that avoided a second government shutdown) was a massive tome that included directing the Federal Communications Commission to provide a "full analysis" of its treatment of market modification

House Communications Subcommittee Gets Wildy Divergent Views of T-Mobile-Sprint Impact

The major takeway from the House Communications Subcommittee hearing on the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger was that regulators are having to reconcile wildly divergent views of the impact of the deal.

American Cable Association: USF Needs Public Interest Fixes

The American Cable Association said a number of the Federal Communications Commission legacy regulations "frustrate the public interest by imposing anti-competitive burdens on smaller operators." That came in comments to the FCC on its latest bien

House Republicans Offer a Trio of Net Neutrality Bills

Republicans signaled that they are offering up at least three versions of legislation that would reimpose network neutrality rules, but without doing so under Title II common carrier regulations they argue are a relic of the monopoly phone days. D

Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on 5G Network Security

The Senate Commerce Committee drilled down on the 5G rollout in a hearing titled "Winning the Race to 5G and the Next Era of Technology Innovation in the United States." It was the first hearing of the committee in the 116th Congress, and the shad

Former FCC Chairman Wheeler, Powell to Testify at Feb 7 Net Neutrality Hearing

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairmen Tom Wheeler and Michael Powell will be among the high-profile witnesses at the Feb 7 House Communications Subcommittee hearing on network neutrality. Others testifying include:

FCC Commissioner Carr Discusses 5G at State of the Net

At State of the Net, much of Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr's speech focused on 5G and on the "real challenge" from China, which he said has deployed 5G at five times the pace of the US -- a timely comment in the midst of the Hua

House Antitrust Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) Discusses Platform Dominance and Journalism at State of the Net

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) opened the State of the Net program with strong words about Google's perceived anti-competitive behavior, both as a gatekeeper and for its buying splurge in which it has gobbled up small

Net Neutrality Oral Argument Shaping up As Epic Battle

The Feb. 1 oral argument in the legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's Restoring Internet Freedom order (the case is Mozilla Corp. V.