FCC Says ‘Measuring Broadband America’ Report’s Success is Improving Broadband Access
Broadband Stimulus, FCC, Fiber, National Broadband Plan
December 14th, 2011
WASHINGTON December 14, 2011 – Last week Joel Gurin, Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC, recapped the success of the “Measuring Broadband America” report in an FCC blog post. Gurin’s post begins with him touting the FCC’s recent successes, including its push to fight bill shock. From there, he moves […]
Walden Speaks On Net Neutrality, Spectrum At Cable Summit
Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Net Neutrality, Public Safety, Senate, Spectrum
April 14th, 2011
WASHINGTON April 14, 2011 – Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, voiced his opposition Wednesday to network neutrality, supported increased oversight of the Federal Communications Commission and addressed how spectrum issues need to be explored with great caution at the American Cable Association summit.
American Cable Association Convenes Policy Summit
Broadband Mapping, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Spectrum
April 12th, 2011
WASHINGTON April 12, 2011 – The American Cable Association (ACA) held its annual summit on Tuesday, featuring a keynote speech by Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.
Influential Stanford Law Professor To Help DVD-Streaming Startup Fight Hollywood
Copyright, Intellectual Property
April 7th, 2011
San Francisco, April 7, 2011 — When Hollywood’s largest movie studios launched a massive copyright infringement lawsuit against Silicon Valley DVD-streaming startup Zediva earlier this week, it looked as they would likely squash the company like a bug.
Federal Communications Commission To Update Media Marketplace Rules
FCC, Intellectual Property, Media
March 4th, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday moved to tweak the rules governing the terms on which cable companies and satellite operators can re-transmit the signals of broadcasters in the wake of several high-profile disputes that often left consumers in the dark at critical programming moments.
Content Makers Seek Protection but Waver When It Comes to Network Neutrality
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality
October 28th, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 28, 2010 – Many content makers have called upon the Federal Communications Commission to protect their ability to distribute content via the internet, yet these same content makers are reluctant to play by the same rules. Recent decisions by content makers to block some Google TV and an ESPN service show the murkiness of the debates surrounding network neutrality.
Cablevision Accuses Fox of “Bad Faith” In Retrans Fight
Media, Media ownership
October 25th, 2010
San Francisco, October 25th, 2010 — Cablevision Systems on Monday accused Fox Television parent News Corp of violating federal regulations that govern the terms of negotiations underlying business agreements between video distributors and broadcasters.
The move sets the stage for a potential intervention by the Federal Communications Commission, or failing that, legislative action in Congress.
Sen. Kerry Prods FCC Chief in Fee Impasse Between Cablevision and Fox
October 19th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, October 19th, 2010 — Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) on Tuesday prodded Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski to take action in the business dispute between Fox Television and Cablevision when he sent over draft legislation that would change the way cable companies and broadcasters arrive at carriage agreements.
Will Copyright Law Save New York Area Baseball Fans?
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Media, Media ownership, National Broadband Plan
October 19th, 2010
As the landmark dispute over retransmission consent fees between Fox and Cablevision threatens to drag on through Tuesday, New York area baseball fans who are also Cablevision subscribers are scrambling to make alternative plans to view or hear the game.
One ostensibly legal option they have is to view the Tuesday game between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies on a new internet television service that retransmits broadcasters’ signals over the internet.
Business Dispute Between N.Y. Cable Firm, Broadcaster Threatens To Cut Customers Off — Again
Intellectual Property, Media
October 15th, 2010
Cablevision customers may be cut off from watching baseball in upcoming days if a business dispute between the cable company and a local broadcaster isn’t resolved by midnight Friday.