Broadcasting&Cable

Republican Senators Seek Hearing On ICANN Hand-off

Led by Senate Commerce Committee members Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), nine Republican senators have asked the chairman and ranking member of the committee to hold a hearing on the National Telecommunications and Information Administrati

Sen Franken Seeks Answer On Comcast Net Neutrality Condition

Sen Al Franken (D-MN) has asked Comcast to clarify what it means in ads suggesting the Time Warner Cable deal will be a boon to network neutrality.

House Commerce Committee Asks How/Whether To Regulate Edge Providers

The House Commerce Committee’s Republican leadership wants input on how and whether the Federal Communications Commission should regulate edge providers.

House Rules Committee Sets Debate For USA Freedom Act

The House Rules Committee has set the rules for the House floor debate of the USA Freedom Act (H.R. 3361).

FCC Chairman Wheeler Contacted Obama Administration About Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said at the House Communications Subcommittee oversight hearing that he had reached out to the Administration on the network neutrality issue, but that it had not tried to direct a decision.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Concerned About Online Retrans Blackouts

During questioning by Rep Peter Welch (D-VT) in a House Communications Subcommittee Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said he was concerned, and everyone else should be too, about instances where subscri

FCC Chairman Wheeler: JSA Move Was to Counter K Street Cottage Industry

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler signaled the FCC does not plan to score stations giving up spectrum for auction on their "enterprise" value and said he expects the FCC will have border spectrum coordination "understandings"

Protest Planned for Comcast Shareholder Meeting

According to Consumers Union, a group of organizations and local residents plan to protest the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger by staging a "people's vote" outside the Comcast shareholder meeting in Philadelphia May 21, complete with sig

FCC Sets $10 Billion-Plus Reserve on AWS-3

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a reserve price of a combined $10,066,326,600 for the paired spectrum bands (1755-1780/2155-2180 MHz licenses) in the AWS-3 auction.

Sen Klobuchar Will Hold Hearing on AT&T/DirecTV

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) says she will hold a hearing on AT&T's proposal to buy DirecTV. She said the deal has the potential to "dramatically change" the TV marketplace.