John Eggerton

House Judiciary Wades Into STELA

The House Commerce Committee passed the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) on a bipartisan vote, but that doesn't mean the legislation is done in the House.

NAB’s Smith: FCC Myopically Focused on Broadband

National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith says the Federal Communications Commission is "myopically focused" on broadband and getting broadcaster spectrum into the hands of wireless companies, when those companies cannot match th

Dish, DirecTV Back STELA Compromise

Satellite companies Dish and DirecTV said they support a compromise struck by House Commerce Committee members on the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act and urged swift passage.

New America: Incentive Auction Bidding Limits Are Pro-Competition

The New America Foundation hosted a briefing in Washington in which it argued that the Federal Communications Commission has the authority and duty to set spectrum limits on wireless carriers in order to "ensure that the upcoming broadcast incenti

NAB to FCC On LPTVs: Attention Must Be Paid

The National Association of Broadcasters has joined with the National Religious Broadcasters and others to back low-power TV and translator advocates concerned about their future after broadcast incentive auctions.

ACA to Hill: Comcast/TWC Deal Threatens Competition

American Cable Association President Matthew Polka plans to tell the House Judiciary Committee that Comcast's proposed $69 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, and its proposed system spin-off/trade with Charter, will result in a multitude of an

FCC Protests Over Net Neutrality Rule Planned

Civil disobedience Web site popularresistance.org was calling for picketers to meet at the Federal Communications Commission from noon to 5 p.m.

Polka: Viacom's 'Retaliatory' Web Move Raises Openness Issues

American Cable Association President Matt Polka says Viacom's denial of access to its websites by broadband Internet subscribers of Cable One and others is a violation of Internet openness that should raise warning flags in Washington.

Legislators Seek USF Support For Broadband-Only Subscribers

Nearly 50 senators from both parties have called on the Federal Communications Commission to reform the Universal Service Fund so that it supports broadband-only service in rural areas.

Moonves Pitches FCC's Wheeler On Maintaining Retransmission Regime

On the eve of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, CBS president and CEO Les Moonves stopped by the Federal Communications Commission to meet with Chairman Tom Wheeler about a variety of issues, including why the FCC s