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Wheeler Expected to Push for Approval on Big Remaining Items Before Election

The FCC is expected to have a busy few months before the Nov. 8 election as it finalizes key parts of Chairman Tom Wheeler’s remaining agenda. The set-top box order appears headed for a vote at the Sept. 29 … Subscribe to Read >>

Forward Auction Numbers Don't Tell Broadcasters Much

It's too early for broadcasters to reach conclusions about how the forward portion of the incentive auction is proceeding, numerous broadcast attorneys and analysts said in interviews Friday, as the auction went through stages 19, 20 and 21 … Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Decides Against Buildout Requirements for FirstNet

The FCC addressed some of its remaining FirstNet responsibilities in a report and order released Friday. The agency declined “at this time” to impose a buildout requirement on the network as a renewal condition for its 758-769/788-799 MHz … Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Rejects Liberman Carriage Complaint Against Comcast

Program carriage rules clearly didn't extend to broadcasters, and the FCC decision Friday to reject Liberman Broadcasting's carriage complaint against Comcast makes it "especially clear," one lawyer with cable clients told us Friday. Liberman's complaint -- alleging Comcast dumped … Subscribe to Read >>

Collins Exploring Possible Legislation on DOJ ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees Decision

House IP Subcommittee Vice Chairman Doug Collins, R-Ga., has been collecting stakeholder feedback in recent weeks on possible legislation or other actions to address the DOJ Antitrust Division's decision in its review of the American Society of Composers, Authors … Subscribe to Read >>

EPIC Says Suit Strong Against FAA Failure to Create Drone Privacy Rules; Others Uncertain

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has a "strong claim" against the Federal Aviation Administration, said EPIC President Marc Rotenberg. The organization sued the FAA last week for its failure to develop drone privacy rules. EPIC's lawsuit (in Pacer) … Subscribe to Read >>

‘Perfect Automation’ an Impossibility With Self-Driving Cars, Says NTSB Chief

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart doesn’t “see it happening anytime real soon” that autonomous cars will get so good that human drivers -- and their susceptibility to human error -- get banned from the road, Hart told … Subscribe to Read >>

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Special Report Reviews Triumphs, Disappointments of Wheeler-Led FCC

This Communications Daily Special Report, "Assessing Wheeler's Legacy," shows how the FCC under Chairman Tom Wheeler has operated, controversies, plaudits and all. Subscribers also can now access these seven stories online at www.communicationsdaily.com. … Read More >>

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