John Eggerton

FCC Now Looking at 4 MHz for Wireless Microphones

According to a source familiar with the item, the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to set aside some spectrum exclusively for wireless microphone use after all, but whether it will be enough remains to be seen.

FCC's Sohn: Net Open Internet Draft Circulated

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has now circulated his latest draft to all the commissioners, according to Gigi Sohn, FCC special counsel for external affairs.

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly: No Harm, No Need For Net Neutrality Rules

Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly suggests neither the old or new network neutrality rules are necessary since there is no problem that those rules presume need solving.

FCC Protestors Vow to Stay Until Net Neutrality Vote and Fight for the Future organized a protest and camp-out in front of (and to the side of) the Federal Communications Commission’s DC headquarters, demanding the FCC protect the Internet by applying common carrier regulations

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