FCC's O'Rielly Shares Many Trump Policy Positions

Republican Commissioner Michael O'Rielly of the Federal Communications Commission says he shares many of the policy positions of President-elect Donald Trump and advised that while the FCC still has important functions—like spectrum management—how

Legislators Pushes FCC to Extend Open Internet Order Transparency Waiver

A bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators has asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to extend the waiver the FCC granted to smaller cable operators in 2015 from the enhanced transparency requirements in the FCC's Open Int

USTelecom: Broadband Capital Expenditures Down $1 Billion in 2015

Broadband capital expenditures (capex) was down almost $1 billion—to $76 billion—in 2015 over the year before, according to USTelecom’s annual broadband investment report. Of that, wireless accounted for 43%, wireline 35% and cable at 22%.

CenturyLink Files Level 3 Merger With FCC

CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications have filed their merger (license transfer) applications with the Federal Communications Commission and their pre-merger notification to the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department.

Music Groups to President-elect Trump: Computer Companies Can Do Better

In advance of President-elect Donald Trump's planned meeting with computer/tech company leaders Dec 14, music licensing organizations, unions and others whose livelihoods depend on getting compensated for their content, called on Trump to press up

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Pallone Praises Commissioner Rosenworcel

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) slammed Republicans Dec 12 for not voting on the re-confirmation of Federal Communications Commission Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

Reporters Without Borders, Committee to Protect Journalists: Turkey Leads in Detaining Journalists

Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists released dueling reports, with different totals, on journalists in captivity, but the bottom line was the same: the numbers are on the rise.

Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division: Charter Ad on AT&T-DirecTV Was Unsubstantiated

The Better Business Bureau's ad review arm has advised Charter to stop using broadcast ads that make what it says are "unsubstantiated” claims about the impact of the AT&T-DirecTV merger on customer service.

Sen Capito (R-WV): Broadband Should Be Key Trump Infrastructure Priority

In a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, Sen Shelley Capito (R-WV) asked that broadband deployment be a "core component" of Trump's infrastructure plan.

Sens Propose TV Station Relocation Fund

The National Association of Broadcasters is praising a bipartisan effort by a handful of senators to make sure there is enough money to cover the costs of TV station moves after the spectrum auction and that stations can't be forced to meet a movi