Broadcasting&Cable

President Obama Taps Level 3's Storey for Advisory Committee

President Barack Obama has signaled his intention to nominate Jeffrey Storey, president of Level 3 Communications, to the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

American Consumer Institute: ISPs Create Twice as Many Jobs as Edge Providers

A new American Consumer Institute (ACI) report concludes that federal regulations on broadband network companies—as distinguished from the edge providers not under that regime—has increased costs for those providers while lowering growth, suppress

Broadcasters Set New $40 Billion Spectrum-Clearing Price

The third stage of the Federal Communications Commission's broadcast incentive spectrum auction closed Dec 1 after 52 rounds, with the broadcasters' new asking price now $40,313,164,425 for 108 MHz of spectrum.

ITIF: Carrier Deal Should Carry Over to Broader Tech Policy

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is calling on the Donald Trump Administration to focus on the art of the long-range economic growth policy.

Tech Groups Offer VP-Elect Pence FCC, FTC Job Descriptions

The high-tech association heads representing what they say is a trillion-dollar economic driver have outlined what they are looking for in the next Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission chair and commissioners, which inclu

Media Alliance to Trump: Dump Cross-Ownership Rules

The News Media Alliance, whose board members include execs from Gannett, Belo, Cox, The Washington Post, The New York Times and about 2,000 other newspapers/media outlets, has called on President-elect Donald Trump 's transition team to prioritize

President Obama Sends Broadcasting Board of Governors Chair Nomination to Senate

President Barack Obama has sent the nomination of Richard Stengel to the Senate to replace Jeff Shell as chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. That came as Congress is considering a bill that would abolish the board.

Defense Bill Would Abolish BBG Governing Board

A must-pass defense authorization bill that emerged from a recent House-Senate conference included a provision that would restructure the Broadcasting Board of Governors to concentrate power in a new expanded CEO position, according to the confere

American Cable Association to FCC: Deny Nexstar-Media General Waiver

The American Cable Association has asked the Federal Communications Commission to deny the request by Nexstar and Media General for a waiver of the FCC's Prohibited Communications rule, a rule that so far has blocked FCC action on Nexstar's propos

FCC's Rosenworcel Could Still Get Confirmation Vote

There was some buzz late on Nov 29 that Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission could get an 11th hour confirmation vote after all.