John Eggerton

FCC Chairman Wheeler Concerned About Online Retrans Blackouts

During questioning by Rep Peter Welch (D-VT) in a House Communications Subcommittee Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said he was concerned, and everyone else should be too, about instances where subscri

FCC Chairman Wheeler: JSA Move Was to Counter K Street Cottage Industry

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler signaled the FCC does not plan to score stations giving up spectrum for auction on their "enterprise" value and said he expects the FCC will have border spectrum coordination "understandings"

Protest Planned for Comcast Shareholder Meeting

According to Consumers Union, a group of organizations and local residents plan to protest the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger by staging a "people's vote" outside the Comcast shareholder meeting in Philadelphia May 21, complete with sig

FCC Sets $10 Billion-Plus Reserve on AWS-3

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a reserve price of a combined $10,066,326,600 for the paired spectrum bands (1755-1780/2155-2180 MHz licenses) in the AWS-3 auction.

Sen Klobuchar Will Hold Hearing on AT&T/DirecTV

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) says she will hold a hearing on AT&T's proposal to buy DirecTV. She said the deal has the potential to "dramatically change" the TV marketplace.

FCC Chairman Wheeler to Hill: Broadcasters Will Get Auction Pricing Info

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has told Congress, as FCC staffers told a public hearing audience, that he is committed to providing broadcasters more information about the timeline for the incentive auction, as well as pote

ACA Troubled By AT&T/DirecTV Deal

The American Cable Association wants the government to look at the big picture when it reviews a proposed AT&T/DirecTV deal, a picture ACA suggests is getting bigger all the time with the recent wave of megadeals.

CWA Upbeat On AT&T/DirecTV

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) appears to like what it sees in the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger, particularly AT&T's pledge to expand rural broadband.

Consolidation Critics Lay Into AT&T/DirecTV

The news that AT&T was trying to buy DirecTV drew jeers from some familiar anti-consolidation voices.

Dems Seek Wheeler Input On Comcast/TWC, AT&T/DirecTV

Democratic House Communication Subcommittee staffers have signaled that the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger will be a topic of conversation at the oversight hearing May 20 with Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler.