John Eggerton

CWA Backs AT&T-Time Warner

As AT&T prepares to fight for its merger with Time Warner if necessary, it has the Communications Workers of America solidly in its corner, and against any CNN-prompted spin-off demands by the Justice Department. The union said Nov 14 that is

FCC Approves $1.1B Liberty-GCI Deal

The Federal Communications Commission has approved John Malone’s (Liberty Interactive)  $1.1 billion deal to buy Alaskan cable and phone company General Communication Inc. (GCI).

Diller: Net Neutrality Is Essentially Unassailable

Barry Diller, chairman of edge provider IAC (ask.com, The Daily Beast, and Angie's List, among many others) told CNBC he doesn't care what the Federal Communications Commission does or doesn't do about network neutrality because he doesn't think t

ACA, Others, Back FCC-Limiting Small Business Bill

A large group of associations representing smaller entities has called on the bipartisan leadership of the HouseCommerce Committee to support a bipartisan bill providing them some regulatory relief at the Federal Communications Commission.

Critics Eviscerate FCC Lifeline Proposal

The National Grange, which advocates for rural and agricultural interests, has joined with Consumer Action and the former chair of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Utility commission to oppose Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal t

FCC Mediating AT&T Redlining Complaint

The Federal Communications Commission is attempting to mediate the broadband redlining complaint filed against AT&T by attorney Daryl Parks on behalf of "Cleveland broadband consumers," according to Parks, who says he is ready to talk, but als

Rep Dingell Has Privacy Concerns Over ATSC 3.0

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) has privacy concerns about the new ATSC 3.0 next generation broadcast transmission standard and has asked both the Federal Communications Commission and the National Association of Broadcasters for some answers.

Cities, Counties Seek More Broadband Input at FCC

In a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai copied to the other commissioners, the National League of Cities and the National Association of Counties said that if the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDCA) is to cont

Redl Fans Weigh In

David Redl's Senate confirmation Nov 7 as the new head of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration continued to draw attention from telecom interests in Washington.

Redl Confirmed As NTIA Chief

The Senate confirmed David Redl as head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Trump Administration's chief telecom advisor. NTIA also oversees government spectrum holders in much the way the Federal Communications