Broadcasting&Cable

Spicer Circulates News Story Predicting Noncom Media Fund Slashing

The White House was not taking issue with a Washington Post story saying the President planned to slash the funding for public broadcasting in his budget, expected to be released March 16.

Amerian Cable Association Pushes FCC to End Charter's Overbuild Condition

The American Cable Association has filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of 38 small and mid-sized Internet service providers asking the FCC to remove the overbuild condition in the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger.

Mozilla Adds Two Cities to Gigabit Community Fund

Mozilla (Firefox) is adding two cities to its Gigabit Community Fund. The fund is awarding $300,000 in grants to leverage gigabit fiber networks in Eugene (OR) and Lafayette (LA) the company said.

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.