John Eggerton

STELA Markup Held Over

The Senate's markup of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act will have to wait for another day. It was scheduled to be marked up on June 19, but was held over at the request of a Republican, according to a committee spokesperson.

NCTA: FCC Report Shows ISPs Delivering On Speed Promises

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association said that the Federal Communications Commission's latest broadband speed test -- conducted in cooperation with major Internet service providers (ISPs)/NCTA members," helps to refute the unsub

E-mail privacy act has votes to pass House

According to legislators and others, a bill protecting e-mail privacy has enough votes to pass in the House if it is brought up for a vote.

Permanent Ban on ISP Tax Passes House Judiciary

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would make permanent the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple discriminatory online taxes.

House Judiciary To Mark Up Internet Tax Freedom Bill

The House Judiciary Committee on June 18 is marking up the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. As its name suggests, the bill would permanently extend a ban on local and state Internet taxes that dates from 1998.

Paid Priority Banning Bill Draws a Crowd

Computer companies and others were quick to praise a congressional effort to ban paid prioritization, while cable operators suggested the Federal Communications Commission had it under control.

NFL, NAB Team To Defend Sports Blackout Rule

The National Football League, with the support of CBS, Fox and the National Association of Broadcasters, has launched a Web site,, to push back against the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to drop its sports

NAB's Smith Re-Upped

National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith has renewed his contract through Dec 31, 2018, NAB Board chair Charles Warfield said.

CEA: Unlicensed Spectrum Provides $62B Boost To Economy Annually

The Consumer Electronics Association said that unlicensed spectrum generates $62 billion annually to the US economy, led by Wi-Fi in and outside the home.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Recuses Self from AT&T IP Trials Decision

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said he is recusing himself from the AT&T IP transition trials decision.