John Eggerton

FCC's March 8 Hearing in House Postponed

The House Communications Subcommittee is postponing its planned March 8 Federal Communications Commission reauthorization hearing at which all the commissioners had been expected to testify.

National Association of Broadcasters: Repack Time, Money Insufficient

A broadcaster witness representing the National Association of Broadcasters told a Senate panel that broadcasters still don't think the 39-month timetable for repacking TV stations after the incentive auction and the $1.75 billion relocation fund

NTCA to Senate: Experience Counts With Broadband Subsidies

Broadband got a lot of attention from the Senate March 1 at an infrastructure hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee, including calls from a transportation official to protect the connected-car spectrum cable operators are convinced can be share

President Says He Tweets to Bypass 'Dishonest' Media

President Donald Trump says that he tweets to "get around the dishonest media," and if he felt all or most of the media were honest, he wouldn't do it.

Sen Markey Joins Public Interest Groups in Opposition to Congressional Plan to Kill Online Privacy

Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) laid down another marker on the issue of broadband privacy, headlining a press conference with privacy groups vowing to fight Republican efforts in Congress and at the Federal Communications Commission to roll back FCC broadba

Rep Pallone Seeks GAO Study of Broadband Privacy Oversight

The Government Accountability Office has been asked by House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to study the status of broadband privacy regulatory authority over both Internet service providers and the edge.

ACA to FCC: Bundling Is Biggest Diversity Damper

The American Cable Association, joined by some independent programmers, told the Federal Communications Commission in reply comments that forced bundling of channels is the biggest obstacle to a thriving and diverse program marketplace.

FCC Grants First 100% Foreign Control of US Broadcasters

The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau has granted a petition by a pair of Australian citizens to control 100% of broadcast stations (four radio stations in Alaska and Texas).

Groups Push Chairman Pai to Reverse Lifeline Move

Over 40 groups have written Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to ask him to reverse the decision to rescind Lifeline broadband subsidy eligibility for nine companies.

Democratic Reps Seek FCC Political Disclosure Closure

Most of a dozen Democratic members of Congress are calling on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to vote on clarifications to the FCC's political ad disclosure rules. That came in a letter Feb 22 to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.