Multichannel News

RNC Stands by President Trump, 'Witch-Hunt' Branding of Media

Location:
Republican National Committee (RNC), 310 First Street SE, Washington, DC, 20003, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Republican National Committee joined with President Donald Trump to brand the recent spate of news about the President as a media witch hunt.

Judicial Watch Sues FCC Over Title II Documents

Location:
Judicial Watch, 425 3rd St, SW, Washington, DC, 20024, United States
Recommendation:
3

Conservative group Judicial Watch has filed suit against the Federal Communications Commission to get documents it says the commission has not produced in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Making the business case for network neutrality

Location:
spotXchange, 11030 CirclePoint Road, Westminster, CO, 80020, United States
Recommendation:
1

A profound shift in the balance of power between content and distribution will be the necessary consequence of eliminating Title II’s governance of the internet. For better or worse, three sectors of the media landscape will be affected.

Time for Congress to Act on Net Neutrality

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

I support the recent announcement by the Federal Communications Commission to roll back the misguided and overbearing regulatory structure imposed during the Obama Administration.

MoffettNathanson: The Cord-Cutting Future Has Arrived

Location:
MoffettNathanson LLC, 1180 avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States
Recommendation:
3

With most results now in, the US pay TV industry lost about 762,000 video subscribers in the first quarter of 2017, a worst-ever result for the period, according to a new report from MoffettNathanson.

Gigabit Opportunity Zones Bill Introduced

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
4

Sen Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) has introduced a bill, the Gigabit Opportunity (or GO) Act, that she says would accelerate the deployment of high-speed broadband in low-income and rural communities.

[UPDATED] Former FCC Commissioner McDowell Joins Mobile Future

Location:
Mobile Future, 1325 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States
Recommendation:
3

Former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Robert McDowell has joined Mobile Future as chief public policy advisor.

INCOMPAS to FCC: Delay Business Data Serivces Vote

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

INCOMPAS, which represents competitive carriers, wants the Federal Communications Commission to hold off on planned vote April 20 on FCC chair Ajit Pai's business data services deregulation until it releases the list of counties it presumes have competition and can deregulate incumbent carrier rates.

CenturyLink Gets GSA VoIP Contract

Location:
CenturyLink, 100 CenturyTel Dr, Monroe, LA, 71201, United States
Recommendation:
3

CenturyLink has snagged a potential $6 million-plus contract to provide Voice over Internet Protocol services to the General Services Administration.

Broadband ISPs’ Big Data Privacy Grab

Location:
Center for Digital Democracy, 1220 L Street NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Internet service providers and ad-industry lobbyists disingenuously claim that having the Federal Trade Commission protect consumer privacy for all Internet companies, including ISPs and data giants like Google, is the most effective approach.

FCC Privacy Rule Foes: Time for Hill Reset

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

Groups representing Internet service providers, tech companies and online advertisers said March 28 that congressional repudiation of the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy framework was a "vital step" toward creating a "truly comprehensive and effective privacy framework for the entire Internet based on the successful FTC approach."

Demand Progress Seeks Funds for Pro-Privacy Rules Push

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

Demand Progress is asking for contributions for a "grassroots" push to fight Republicans' effort to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules.

Dish to Rep Eshoo: We Agree Consumers Shouldn't Be Pawns

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Not surprisingly, Dish blamed Hearst for the ongoing retransmission consent impasse that kept Hearst stations of the satellite operator. That came in response to a letter from Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) late last week.

Top Cable Operators Dominate Broadband in 2016

Location:
Leichtman Research Group, 3 Ellison Lane, Durham, NH, 03824, United States
Recommendation:
3

The nation’s largest cable operators again took the lion’s share of broadband subscriber adds in 2016, according to a new analysis from Leichtman Research Group.

House Communications Subcommittee Hearing March 21 Looks Into Lowering Broadband Barriers

Location:
House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Internet, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC, 20003, United States
Recommendation:
3

The House Communications Subcommittee will hold a hearing March 21 on how to eliminate barriers to broadband infrastructure.

FCC Rule Repeal Won’t Kill Privacy Protections

Location:
Progressive Policy Institute, 1101 14th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
3

epeal of the FCC’s new rules will simply restore the regulatory environment that existed for more than 18 months between its reclassification decision and its privacy rules. Given the myriad layers of protections and regulatory options, the notion that repeal would leave the ISPs without any privacy regulator is patently false.

Stop Treating Broadband Like a Utility

Location:
Mobile Future, 1325 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States
Recommendation:
3

The question then before policymakers is actually this: Must we harness our broadband infrastructure to the yoke of 20th century Title II regulations designed for public utilities in order to maintain an open Internet? The only reasonable answer to that question is no.

Time Warner Shareholders Approve AT&T Merger

Location:
Time Warner, 1 Time Warner Center, New York, NY, 10019, United States
Recommendation:
3

Time Warner shareholders approved the pending $108.7 billion merger with AT&T on Feb 15, putting the mega-deal on a path for a year-end 2017 close.

Rural Broadband, Restoring FCC to 5 Members Top Walden's Agenda

Location:
House Commerce Committee, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20003, United States
Recommendation:
3

House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) outlined a broad agenda for the committee and its Communications Subcommittee Feb 14, with items ranging from legislative action on Title II to a comprehensive examination of Federal Communications Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration "reauthorization" to accelerated rural broadband deployment to increased oversight of federal cybersecurity initiatives.

Comcast to Bow 1-Gig Broadband in Huntsville, AL

Location:
Huntsville, AL, United States
Recommendation:
3

Comcast said it plans to launch a DOCSIS 3.1-based 1-Gig broadband service to residences and businesses in Huntsville (AL) later in 2017, paving the way for a big broadband showdown with AT&T and an expected municipal service offering.

Missouri Bill Would Condition Muni Broadband Buildouts

Location:
Missouri State Capitol, 201 W Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, MO, 65101, United States
Recommendation:
3

A hearing is scheduled for Feb 14 in the Missouri State Senate Local Government and Elections Committee on a bill that would put new conditions on municipal broadband buildouts.

Reforming the FCC’s Video Competition Policy

Location:
Free State Foundation, 6259 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD, 20852, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission released its 18th Video Competition Report on Jan 17. Data points in the report demonstrate persuasively that the video services market is characterized by competition among cable, satellite, and telecommunication providers of video subscription services as well as disruptive online video services.

Democratic Senators Push FCC Chairman Pai to Reverse Lifeline Decision

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Corey Booker (D-NJ) are leading more than a dozen senators (all Dems except independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont) calling on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to reverse his decision to withdraw Lifeline broadband subsidy authorizations from nine companies.

Moody’s: Telecom M&A to Continue

Location:
Moody's Investors Service, 175 Federal Street, Boston, MA, 02110, United States
Recommendation:
3

Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service predicts that mergers & acquisitions activity among telecommunication companies will continue as the industry seeks to offset low revenue potential and intensifying competition with deals.

House Passes E-mail Privacy Act

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
3

The House unanimously passed the E-mail Privacy Act.

FCC's Pai Rescinds Lifeline Eligibilities

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The message seemed to be that Pai administration would review such applications more thoroughly for potential abuses, but others saw it as a way to target a program Chairman Pai has criticized.

FCC Media Bureau Sets Aside Political File Complaint Decisions

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau set aside its actions on political file complaints involving a host of TV stations, saying they were more appropriately handled at the bureau level.

American Cable Association to FCC: Keep Local Ownership Caps

Location:
American Cable Association (ACA), One Parkway Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 15220, United States
Recommendation:
3

The American Cable Association has filed an opposition to broadcasters' request that the Federal Communications Commission reconsider its decision in the Quadrennial ownership rule review to retain local ownership limits on broadcast stations, saying broadcasters are rehashing arguments that the agency has already rejected.

Chairman Wheeler: Successful Spectrum Auction is Assured

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The successful completion of the final stage rule was a going-away present of sorts for Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, who exits Jan 20.

Cable One to Buy NewWave for $735M

Location:
NewWave Communications, Sikeston, MO, United States
Recommendation:
3

Cable One said it has agreed to purchase mid-sized cable operator NewWave Communications from private equity group GTCR for $735 million in cash.