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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
United States. Congress -- Political activity, Television stations -- Finance, Public television -- Finance, and Radio stations -- Finance
All agree it's time public stations stop sharing doners with political organizations Republicans, Democrats and public broadcasting executives last week said Congress should prohibit public TV and radio [...]
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.
United States. Congress -- Laws, regulations and rules and Television broadcasting industry -- Laws, regulations and rules
The House of Representatives last week passed a unanimous resolution encouraging TV programmers to create and air more 'family-friendly programming.' The vote was 396-0. According to the resolution's language, which [...]
Government regulation, United States. Federal Communications Commission -- Laws, regulations and rules, Violence in television -- Laws, regulations and rules, Violence in television -- Control, and Television broadcasting industry -- Laws, regulations and rules
By John Eggerton Long-awaited report says self-regulation isn't working Concluding that there is strong evidence that violent media produce aggressive kids, a unanimous FCC last week [...]
Reports on a letter from the members of the United States Congress to Federal Communications Commission Chairman William Kennard proposing to oppose any efforts to alter television local marketing agreements. Information on the officials who initiated the proposal; Reason for the request of the members of the Congress.
United States. Federal Communications Commission -- Planning, National Association of Broadcasters -- Management, and Radio broadcasting industry -- Management
FCC officials Friday charged the National Association of Broadcasters with waging a 'misleading disinformation effort' to convince Congress that new low-power FM radio stations will cause unacceptable interference with existing [...]
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.