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American Cable Association Pins Hopes on McMahon

The American Cable Association, whose membership comprises hundreds of small businesses, was pleased with President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Linda McMahon as administrator of the Small Business Administration, which Trump has made a cabinet

House Passes Veterans Broadband Access Bill

The House has passed a bill with a directive likely to get action in a Trump Federal Communications Commission given the President-elect's commitment to helping out veterans.

FCC Gives EchoStar’s ‘AirTV’ a Lift

The Federal Communications Commission has cleared EchoStar to import, market and sell the AirTV, a new device seemingly targeted to cord-cutters that will support over-the-air digital TV signals as well as over-the-top content.

Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council Asks Trump Team to Protect Free Data Plans

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) has given the President-elect Donald Trump transition team a to-do list of 12 telecommunication priorities for creating a more diverse media in terms of access, ownership, participation

New Coalition Against Hate Targets Incoming Trump Administration

A new group called the Coalition Against Hate, which includes the National Hispanic Media Coalition, is taking aim at the incoming Trump Administration with plans to push "media platforms" to "abandon hate speech as a model," it said.

Altice USA Bows Low-Cost 30-Meg Broadband Service

Altice USA took the wraps off of Economy Internet, a low-cost broadband service for eligible families and seniors in the operator’s Optimum systems covering portions of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

Transforming Communities: Broadband Goals for 2017 and Beyond

As if there were any doubt, Google and its policy allies will continue to push their vision for Smart Cities with a focus on education and health applications during the coming years.

Altice USA to Skip DOCSIS 3.1, Roll Out All-Fiber Network

Altice USA is placing a bet on fiber that’s so large that it will become grossly inaccurate to refer to the company as a “cable” provider in the years to come.

Arkansas Utility to Offer 1-Gig Broadband

Tiny public utility Conway Corp., is the latest company to enter the ultra high-speed Internet arena, with plans to unveil a 1-Gigabit per second broadband service in Conway (AR) in December. Conway Corp.

Cinemoi Takes Aim at AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Daphna Ziman, president of Cinemoi, the women-owned high-end lifestyle programming network, took aim at the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger.