MASS media policy, BROADBAND communication systems, GOVERNMENT policy, GOVERNMENT policy on the Internet, and TELECOMMUNICATION policy -- United States
The article discusses the need for the U.S. Congress to clarify government's authority in regulating edge providers given its lack of regulatory precedence. It claims that broadband regulation encompasses complex issues but needless to say, Congress should extricate itself from its entrenched position to talk about what should and what should not be done, and do something. On this issue, Congress should find a middle ground that neither side of stakeholders may like, but the country needs.
Reports on the television broadcasting legislation being considered by the United States Senate as of March 26, 2001. Provisions of the proposed legislation; Television broadcasters' need to offer discounts on advertising rates to politicians; Broadcasting industry groups' opposition to the proposed legislation. INSETS: Lowest-rate lowdown;Quid pro quo.
Broadcasting & Cable. July 24, 2017, Vol. 147 Issue 17, p6, 1 p.
Government regulation, Company business management, United States. Federal Communications Commission -- Management, Broadcasting industry -- Government finance, and Broadcasting industry -- Laws, regulations and rules
BROADCASTERS CAME just short of saying 'I told you so' last week after FCC chairman Ajit Pai conceded that Congress' $1.75 billion fund to compensate broadcasters and multichannel video programming [...]
Reports on the dilemma facing the U.S. Congress on dealing with the 527s, groups named after the law that allowed donors to circumvent federal restrictions on campaign contributions. Limitation on an individual's total contribution to federal campaigns under a plan co-sponsored by U.S. Representative Mike Pence (R-Ind.); Support of Robert Ney (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Administration Committee, for the plan; Potentiality of a rival plan co-sponsored by U.S. Representative Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) at the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Congress is unlikely to reverse FCC media-ownership rules which allow for relaxation in media ownership, despite protests from legislators. Instead, Congress may pass legislation that would space out reviews of ownership regulations the commission is now obligated to conduct every two years and give it a little more authority to tighten rules when the regulators' see appropriate. If passed by the committee, such legislation would face uncertain chances in the full Senate and unlikely chances in the House.
Broadcasting & Cable. July 25, 2016, Vol. 146 Issue 26, p3, 1 p.
Telecommunications services industry, Internet, Government regulation, Market trend/market analysis, United States. Federal Communications Commission -- Powers and duties, United States. Federal Communications Commission -- Political aspects, Telecommunications services industry -- Laws, regulations and rules, Telecommunications services industry -- Political aspects, Communications industry -- Laws, regulations and rules, Communications industry -- Political aspects, Internet -- Political aspects, Internet -- Forecasts and trends, and Internet -- Laws, regulations and rules
WHEN THE DUST settles on a contentious Republican convention that featured plagiarism allegations, attacks on the 'liberal' media and the booed non-endorsement speech by conservative firebrand Ted Cruz, the key [...]
TELEVISION & the blind and FEDERAL aid to services for people with disabilities
Reports that the U.S. Congress removed the funding allotted for the narration of prime time television shows which benefit blind U.S. citizens. Reason of the Congress for slashing the funds; Decision of Representative Ed Markey and Senator John McCain to pass a proposal that will obligate programmers to pay for narration of shows due to the slashed federal funding; Cable networks that dropped narration for blind people.
TELEVISION broadcasting, FINES (Penalties), and MASS media & children
The article offers new briefs on television broadcasting in the U.S. The Congress has passed a bill that will raise the U.S. Federal Communications Commission indecency and profanity fines on media companies. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has passed a bill to fund a National Institutes of Health study of the media's effect on children. Broadcasters have opposed a government mandate that will require cable networks to carry all their free, digital multicast signals.
Broadcasting & Cable. Jan 12, 2015, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p16, 1 p.
Company legal issue, Government regulation, United States. Federal Communications Commission -- Broadcasting policy, United States. Federal Communications Commission -- Cases, Cable television broadcasting industry -- Cases, Cable television broadcasting industry -- Laws, regulations and rules, Low power television -- Laws, regulations and rules, and Low power television -- Cases
A LOW-POWER TV ADVOCACY GROUP is promising a high-powered legal response to the FCC's coming spectrum auction, warning the commission to prep for a wave of lawsuits that it asserts [...]
Market trend/market analysis, United States. Congress -- Reports, United States. Federal Communications Commission -- Reports, Obesity in children -- Forecasts and trends, Obesity in children -- Reports, and United States -- Health aspects
By John Eggerton Task force: goal is action, not finger-pointing Meeting for the first time last week, the Task Force on Media and Childhood Obesity plans [...]
TELEVISION advertising -- Law & legislation, FINANCIAL services industry, and PRESIDENTS of the United States
The article reports on the move by advertising industry to oppose the proposed from the U.S. Congress increase in taxation for advertisements. Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of government relations for the Association of National Advertisers, explained that the proposal would decrease advertisement spending from advertisers. U.S. President Barack Obama has planned to create Consumer Financial Protection Agency to monitor the financial services.
Reports on legislator Billy Tauzin's assumption of the chairmanship of the United States House Energy and Commerce Committee. Jurisdiction of the committee; Tauzin's involvement in telecommunication issues.
LEGAL settlement, REPUBLICANS, and DIGITAL television
The article reports on the effort of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller to make a compromise with the Republicans on a bill to move the date of digital television (DTV) conversion from February 17, 2009 to June 12, 2009. It tells that the DTV-to-analog conversion has to be delayed in view of the survey from Nielsen Media Research Inc. that finds more than 6.5 million households in the U.S. are not ready for the transition.
MASS media -- Law & legislation, UNITED States legislators, and LEGISLATIVE bills -- United States
The author reflects on the U.S. Congress' inaction on two media-related bills including a shield bill and a satellite blanket-license reauthorization. The article explains the importance of the two bills, which should have been acted on before their deadline on December 31, 2009. The author thinks that satellite operators and broadcasters are left hanging and journalists continue to face threats to their independence from politicians while waiting for the action of legislators.