Broadcasting&Cable

Sen Markey Joins Public Interest Groups in Opposition to Congressional Plan to Kill Online Privacy

Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) laid down another marker on the issue of broadband privacy, headlining a press conference with privacy groups vowing to fight Republican efforts in Congress and at the Federal Communications Commission to roll back FCC broadba

Rep Pallone Seeks GAO Study of Broadband Privacy Oversight

The Government Accountability Office has been asked by House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to study the status of broadband privacy regulatory authority over both Internet service providers and the edge.

ACA to FCC: Bundling Is Biggest Diversity Damper

The American Cable Association, joined by some independent programmers, told the Federal Communications Commission in reply comments that forced bundling of channels is the biggest obstacle to a thriving and diverse program marketplace.

FCC Grants First 100% Foreign Control of US Broadcasters

The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau has granted a petition by a pair of Australian citizens to control 100% of broadcast stations (four radio stations in Alaska and Texas).

Groups Push Chairman Pai to Reverse Lifeline Move

Over 40 groups have written Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to ask him to reverse the decision to rescind Lifeline broadband subsidy eligibility for nine companies.

Democratic Reps Seek FCC Political Disclosure Closure

Most of a dozen Democratic members of Congress are calling on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to vote on clarifications to the FCC's political ad disclosure rules. That came in a letter Feb 22 to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

FCC Approves LTE-U Devices

The Federal Communications Commission is opening up the 5 GHz spectrum band to unlicensed LTE use as a way to boost spectrum sharing and wireless broadband.

FCC's Pai: DC Should Not Micromanage Dynamic Industry

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai says DC bureaucrats should not micromanage dynamic industries and that he supports Congress making broadband part of an infrastructure legislative package.

FCC Lets Class A Low Powers Kick Tires on ATSC 3.0

The Federal Communications Commission is allowing a test of the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard in the Portland (OR) area.

FCC's Open Internet Docket Heats Up

The Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet docket is starting to fill up with new comments, according to the FCC's online list of the most active proceedings.