Broadcasting&Cable

FCC Speeds Reverse Auction for Stage Four on Dec 13

The Federal Communications Commission is hoping the fourth time is the charm.

Verizon General Counsel: We Still Support Net Neutrality

Verizon general counsel Craig Silliman says his company supports the principles of network neutrality, but the current fight is about "the jurisdictional hook the [Federal Communications Commission] used to get there." He also says zero rating is

RNC Joins Trump in Media Bashing

The Republican National Committee is getting in on President-elect Donald Trump's media bashing.

Hoffman, Grimaldi Tapped for Media Institute Board

Dave Grimaldi, executive VP at the Interactive Advertising Bureau, and Adonis Hoffman, chairman of Business in the Public Interest—both former chiefs of staff to Commissioner Mignon Clyburn of the Federal Communications Commission—have joined the

Ray Baum Named House Commerce Committee Chief of Staff

Incoming House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) has named Ray Baum, formerly senior policy advisory and chief strategist for the committee, as the committee's new staff director. He replaces Gary Andres.

The Word Network Aims FCC, FTC Complaints at Comcast

The Word Network has filed complaints against Comcast at the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission over Comcast's reduction of its carriage, a representative for the network confirms.

Groups Want FCC's Rosenworcel Out, Then Back In

Some deregulatory groups are trying to prevent a possible "compromise" vote on the renomination of Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission, suggesting instead that she leave the commission after the cur

Privacy Groups Take Aim at Internet Toys

In what they are calling an unprecedented, coordinated transatlantic effort, US and European privacy groups have filed complaints with European Union regulators and the Federal Trade Commission over "smart" Internet-connected toys, or what they du

Wireless Companies Won't Bid Up TV Spectrum

Stage three of the forward portion of the Federal Communications Commission's spectrum auction began and ended Dec 5 when forward auction bidders again refused to up their prices for reclaimed broadcast spectrum.

Rep Goodlatte Continues Atop House Judiciary Committee

Rep Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has been reelected by the House Republican Caucus to chair the House Judiciary Committee.