Broadcasting&Cable

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.

FCC's Pai on Broadcast TV: ‘Keep It Clean’

Ajit Pai gave his first TV interview as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to Fox Business Network and said he would investigate indecency complaints against CBS, NBC or anyone else if they were presented to him.

More House Members Push Pai On Lifeline Authorizations

Over a dozen Democratic members of the House Commerce Committee have asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to reverse his reversal of nine Lifeline broadband subsidy authorizations granted in the waning weeks of his predecessor

Senate Names Communications Subcommittee Members

It took awhile, but the Democratic Senators have chosen the new subcommittee assignments for the Senate Commerce Committee, which oversees communications issues including the Federal Communications Commission.

Trump Accuses Media of 'Blind Hatred'

President Donald Trump is doubling down on his attacks on the media (except for Fox News) and the intelligence community as the media report on the resignation/firing of Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn over contacts with Russia bef

Virginia Bill Now Passes Muster With Broadband Authority

The Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority, which has opposed a bill to put conditions on municipal broadband buildouts in Virginia, said the latest iteration of the bill—amended Feb.

CenturyLink-Level 3 Merger Gets First State Approvals

Ohio, Utah and Nevada are the first states to sign off on the merger of broadband providers CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications, according to CenturyLink. The merger is valued at $34 billion including debt.

ACA to FCC: Consider ATSC 3.0 Impact on Smaller Pay-TV Providers

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai plans a vote on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) at the Feb 23 public meeting that would allow broadcasters to start rolling out the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard on a voluntary basis.