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Petitioners Ask DC Circuit to Revisit Ruling Backing FCC on Net Neutrality, Title II

Industry parties asked a federal court to review a ruling siding with the FCC on its 2015 net neutrality and broadband reclassification order. Petitions for rehearing were filed Friday by Alamo Broadband, AT&T, CTIA, NCTA and the American Cable … Subscribe to Read >>

Compromise Possible on Newspaper/Cross Ownership

Some eighth-floor Democrats may be open to a compromise on media ownership that would change or eliminate newspaper cross-ownership rules, and discussion of changing the draft media ownership order to reflect that means it's unlikely the order will be … Subscribe to Read >>

Democratic Antitrust Campaigning Atypical, Signals Tone to Come, Say Antitrust Veterans

Antitrust enforcement’s prominent role in the campaign rhetoric of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and in the 2016 Democratic Party platform adopted last week is widely seen as unusual by veterans following the area, and likely catching the attention … Subscribe to Read >>

NARUC Predicts Appeal if Court Bans CPUC From Sharing ISP Data

A court injunction sought by top ISPs to ban disclosure of subscriber data in California could disrupt the authority of state commissions across the country, NARUC warned Friday. In an amicus brief (in Pacer) at the U.S. District … Subscribe to Read >>

Site Commission Treatment Key Dispute in FCC's Proposal to Raise ICS Rate Caps

Securus joined Pay Tel Communications in asking the FCC to clarify a proposal to raise inmate calling service (ICS) rate caps by ensuring the increases would account for correctional facility ICS costs and no site commission would be allowed … Subscribe to Read >>

Ex-LabMD CEO to Appeal FTC Ruling That Company Is Liable for Unfair Data Security Practices

The former head of defunct medical testing company LabMD said he will appeal the FTC's ruling released Friday that found his company liable for unfair data security practices. Almost five months after oral argument (see 1603080005), the commission … Subscribe to Read >>

CBS, Showtime SVOD Subscriptions 'Well Ahead' of Plans, CEO Moonves Said

Users of CBS' twin subscription VOD services, CBS All Access and Showtime OTT, have each reached about 1 million subscribers, "well ahead of where we thought we would be this early in the game," CEO Leslie Moonves said. With … Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

Trump Doesn't Have Tech, Communications Agenda, Clinton Campaign Aide Says

A Hillary Clinton campaign official alleged Republican presidential challenger Donald Trump doesn’t have a communications agenda. Sara Solow, domestic policy adviser to Hillary for America, said top priorities for Clinton include broadband, 5G and a consumer science for all program. Solow spoke Tuesday at a Mobile Future event streamed live from Philadelphia, the site of the Democratic National Convention. FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, who also spoke at the session, said some principles must not change under a new president. The Trump campaign didn't comment. … Read More >>

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