Broadcasting&Cable

FCC Reaffirms Cultural Programming Can Fill Educational Bill

The Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Ajit Pai has struck a blow for cultural programming.

Rep Blackburn Unveils Broadband Rule Smackdown Resolution

Republicans are going after the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules with both barrels.

State Privacy and Security Coalition Pans FCC Data-Breach Deadlines

The State Privacy and Security Coalition has asked the Federal Communications Commission to grant the petitions of Internet service providers, advertising agencies and others to reconsider its broadband privacy rules.

Civil Rights Groups Seek Meeting With FCC's Pai

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights—whose over 200 members include the Communications Workers of America, the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League—has written Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to express concerns

Survey: Kids Value News But Don't Trust It

A new study by Common Sense Media found that while young people value news media, they say they are often fooled by fake news, which may account for the fact that only a quarter of them put a lot of trust in the information they get.

Sen Markey Introduces Bill to Boost Broadband in Developing World

Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced a bill to boost the Barack Obama Administration era Global Connect Initiative, including through additional funding for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and with the goal of boostin

FCC's March 8 Hearing in House Postponed

The House Communications Subcommittee is postponing its planned March 8 Federal Communications Commission reauthorization hearing at which all the commissioners had been expected to testify.

National Association of Broadcasters: Repack Time, Money Insufficient

A broadcaster witness representing the National Association of Broadcasters told a Senate panel that broadcasters still don't think the 39-month timetable for repacking TV stations after the incentive auction and the $1.75 billion relocation fund

NTCA to Senate: Experience Counts With Broadband Subsidies

Broadband got a lot of attention from the Senate March 1 at an infrastructure hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee, including calls from a transportation official to protect the connected-car spectrum cable operators are convinced can be share

President Says He Tweets to Bypass 'Dishonest' Media

President Donald Trump says that he tweets to "get around the dishonest media," and if he felt all or most of the media were honest, he wouldn't do it.