Google has asked the Federal Communications Commission to obtain a pledge from Verizon Wireless that it will honor the open-access conditions on a band of 700MHz spectrum before selling the spectrum to the carrier.
The Federal Communications Commission is responsible for making rules to facilitate the upcoming transition to digital-only television broadcasting, enforcing those rules to protect consumers, and promoting awareness of the transition through direct to consumer education and other outreach tools including media relations.
Rep Rosa Delauro (D-CT) and 40 other Members of Congress are calling on the Pentagon’s Inspector General to probe whether the Department of Defense went too far in trying to sway the opinions of military analysts on network and cable TV shows in behalf of the Iraq war in ways that may have been illegal.
The man who tried to soar above politics has been brought back to earth by the same media organizations that helped fuel his spectacular rise. After more than a year of mostly glowing coverage, Barack Obama is having to defend his relationship with the Rev.
In the wake of adopting an interim cap on payments to competitive eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) under the Universal Service Fund (Fund), the Federal Communications Commission says it has taken a crucial first step toward comprehensive reform of Universal Service and intercarrier compensation, two carrier compensation regimes that are directly interrelated.
On Tuesday, the House Telecommunications & Internet Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Internet Freedom Preservation Act (HR 5353), which could put some more teeth in the Federal Communications Commission's guidelines on network nondiscrimination, the issue that prompted the Network Neutrality and, more recently, network-management debates.
A Q&A with Republican Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Robert McDowell. He concedes he has differed from FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on a number of issues lately, but his divergent points of view on some issues don't indicate a larger rift between the two.
Two attorneys for broadcaster Broadcast Co. of America (BCA) argue again the Federal Communications Commission's proposed rules to promote localism. The most eye-catching proposal made by the FCC in the Localism Notice for Proposed Rulemaking is the proposal to require each broadcaster to construct and operate a main studio in each of its communities of license.
The Federal Communications Commission's proposals for increasing public interest reporting requirements and other steps to promote broadcast localism have drawn a flood of comments from understandably worried broadcasters. But they have also revealed a potential new battleground in this issue: a schism between religious groups.
KVBC Las Vegas conducted a simulation of what will happen at the stroke of midnight on Feb. 17, 2009, when full-power stations across the U.S. cease broadcasting in analog. During each of the station's seven daily newscasts on May 2, the station stopped feeding its normal programming into its studio-to-transmitter link and instead ran a brief clip of simulated static.
The American Cable Association, the lobbying organization for small and mid-sized cable operators, again asked the Federal Communications Commission to deny News Corp.'s effort to get out from under conditions the FCC put on the company when it bought DirecTV.
Charter Communications, Mediacom Communications, and Cequel Communications want Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to broaden his proposal designed to give small cable operators relief from rules mandating the duplicative carriage of some local TV signals.
Sezmi, the latest wireless cable scheme involving broadcast spectrum, cable networks, Internet access and a big, honkin' DVR could just work if stations don't decide to keep all their digital space for diginets or mobile.