John Eggerton

Rep Eshoo: FCC Broadband Deployment Committee Needs Local Input

Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) wants the Federal Communications Commission to tap into more state and local government input on broadband deployment, suggesting the FCC’s goal now is to serve industry and tie the hands of those local governments. That came

Sen. Grassley (R-IA) Wants Answers About Google+ 'Glitches'

Add Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) to the lengthening list of lawmakers who want answers from Google about the Google+ data vulnerability it chose not to tell its users about.

DOJ Slams AT&T 'Revisionist' Defense of Time Warner Deal

The Justice Department has minced no words in its reply to AT&T's defense of its purchase of Time Warner, telling a federal court that the company's brief was "little more than a revisionist 58-page summary of the district court’s opinion." An

Sinclair-Tribune Hearing Remains in Limbo

The Federal Communications Commission’s lone administrative law judge has still not weighed in as to whether he will shut down the designated hearing on allegations that Sinclair Broadcast Group misled the agency about its proposed $3.9 billion pu

Sen. Thune Slams FCC Over High-Cost Broadband Subsidies Shortfall (Updated)

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) hammered the Federal Communications Commission at a hearing for not investing enough in subsidizing and deploying broadband to rural areas like his home state, calling it an "unacceptable failur

DOJ Antitrust Chief Delrahim: Criminal Case Against Anti-competitive Search Algorithms Coming

At the Senate antitrust subcommittee hearing on Oct 3, Department of Justice antitrust chief Makan Delrahim teased that the DOJ is wrapping up what it bills as a first-ever criminal case against the anticompetitive use of search algorithms in a "p

Groups File Complaint With FTC Over Kids Messenger App

A complaint spearheaded by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and drawn up by the Communications & Technology Law Clinic at the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center has been filed with the Fe

FCC Proposes County-Wide CBRS Licenses

The Federal Communications Commission will vote later in Oct on rule changes for the upcoming auction of spectrum in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band.

Government Preps for First Nationwide Wireless Alert Test on Oct 3

The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first-ever nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts system Oct 3, an add-on to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for TV and radio, which will get

Journalists Make Case for President Trump Interference in AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Journalists are telling a federal court that there were solid reasons to believe that President Donald Trump's animus toward CNN played a role in the Administration's attempt to block the merger of CNN parent Time Warner with AT&T and that a l