Broadcasting&Cable

Senate Commerce Committee Approves FCC's Carr Nomination for Full Term

The Senate Commerce Committee has narrowly--14 to 13-- FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr for a full, five-year, term on the Federal Communications Commission. Carr is currently serving out the unexpired term of former chair Tom Wheeler, which expires

Cable Operators Push for Codified Overlashing Rules

Cable operators want to make sure that the Federal Communications Commission makes rules allowing "overlashing" part of its overall plan to speed the deployment of broadband to all Americans.

FCC Gets Complaints Over Alleged President Trump Profanity Reporting

A Federal Communications Commission spokesperson confirmed that a handful of indecency complaints have been registered with the FCC over the alleged "shithole" comment by President Donald Trump that some broadcasters were repeating verbatim (there

Demand Progress Wants FCC Inspector General to Investigate Chairman Pai Over Sinclair

Demand Progress, which strongly opposes Sinclair's proposed purchase of Tribune, wants the Federal Communications Commission inspector general (IG) to investigate FCC Chairman Ajit Pai over what it suggests are decisions meant to favor the broadca

FCC's Clyburn: I'm Staying Put on FCC

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn of the Federal Communications Commission appears to have put the kibosh on a rumor she was considering exiting the commission. Commissioner Clyburn's term was up at the end of June 2017.

Parsing the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order

The Federal Communications Commission has finally released the language of its controversial Restoring Internet Freedom order, which the Republican majority approved Dec 14 against visceral opposition from Democrats--edits to the item continued th

Net Neutrality Group 'Fight for the Future' Targets Democrats and Republicans

Fight for the Future is taking the gloves off in its effort to battle the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission's party line vote to roll back network neutrality rules and deed primary Internet regulatory authority to the Federal