John Eggerton

Senate Kicks Off Series of Infrastructure Hearings With Focus on Broadband

The Senate Commerce Committee kicked off a series of infrastructure hearings March 13 with one focused on broadband, including a big focus on collecting accurate date about where broadband is, and more importantly, isn't. Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS) p

Chuck Todd: Transparency is The New Objectivity

Journalists gathered in Washington March 8 to honor their own and call for solidarity--and solid reporting rather than snarky reporting--in the face of attacks from the President.  That was one of the takeaways from Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC's

FCC Signals Second Tranche of Repack Bucks

The Federal Communications Commission's Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media Bureau said that there would be an additional allocation coming from the $1.75 billion incentive auction repack fund.

Democratic Senators Push $40 Billion in Direct Broadband Infrastructure Funding

Democratic senators are promoting the $40 billion broadband investment from their May 2017 LIFT America Act in a new trillion dollar infrastructure plan released March 7 in the wake of President Donald Trump's plan to invest $200 billion and hope

Parents Television Council Pushes White House to Vet Violent Content on Broadcast Networks

The White House has scheduled a meeting with the video game industry's Entertainment Software Association March 8 to talk about video game and real world violence, but the Parents Television Council wants to expand the conversation to include broa

Sinclair Amends Tribune Deal...Again

In a move likely in response to the Justice Department, Sinclair has once again amended its June 2017 deal to purchase Tribune Media's stations, this time adjusting last week's amended filing to cut Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York (PA) from the

FCC Reauthorization Bill (RAY BAUM Act) Passes House

The "Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act of 2018" (RAY BAUM Act) (HR 4986) has been unanimously approved by the House.

Senate Passes Broadband Data Bill

The Senate has passed the Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017.

Benton Sues FCC Over Restoring Internet Freedom Order

The Benton Foundation marked the Feb 27 OneMoreVote network neutrality activist day by filing suit against the Federal Communications Commission's Dec. 14 decision to roll back network neutrality rules.

Chairman Pai, at CPAC, Pans 'All-Knowing Vortex' of Government

At a panel session at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai talked up the "entrepreneurial spirit of markets" over the "all-knowing vortex of government." Chairman Pai said it was that sp