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Clyburn Still Voting on Some Items at FCC, Hasn't Left the Building

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn remains at the FCC a month after she announced she was leaving (see 1804170056), in a move some FCC watchers said is unusual for departing members. She has stopped participating in monthly open meetings and … Subscribe to Read >>

O'Rielly Uses FCC Blog to Refute Sinclair Critics; Lengthy Defense Includes ATSC 3.0

In what some called an unusual move, FCC Commissioner Mike O'Rielly used the agency's blog Friday to defend each of the commission's media regulations under Chairman Ajit Pai against criticism that such actions are benefiting Sinclair. Recounting a … Subscribe to Read >>

Leased Access Order Rescind Seen Facing Uncertain Reception

Cable and leased access programmer (LAP) reaction to the FCC's proposed revisit of its cable leased access rules is hazy, as is whether issuing the further NPRM on June's FCC agenda (see 1805160051) will be a unanimous … Subscribe to Read >>

Sparring Begins on FCC Draft to Ease Telecom Service Discontinuances, Network Changes

Initial reaction diverged on an FCC draft to streamline telecom service discontinuance and network change processes, which Chairman Ajit Pai placed on the tentative agenda for the June 7 commissioners' meeting (see 1805170060). Some incumbent telco representatives Friday … Subscribe to Read >>

Amid Safety Concerns, Thune, Peters Push for Summer Self-Driving Legislation

Sponsors of the American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV Start) Act (S-1885) will look to attach the bill to a legislation this summer, Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., told us … Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Encouraged to Move Quickly on Spectrum Horizons

CTIA, the Millimeter-Wave Coalition (mmWC) and other commenters sought some changes in the FCC’s proposed approach to spectrum above 95 GHz, in replies in a spectrum horizons proceeding. Commissioners launched a rulemaking in February asking about the future of … Subscribe to Read >>

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FTC’s New Consumer Protection Chief Defends Ability to Enforce

The FTC’s recently named Consumer Protection Bureau Director Andrew Smith told us Thursday his new job shouldn’t differ much from the compliance work he did for Equifax and Facebook, though he understands concern from the two Democratic commissioners who voted against his appointment.Read More >>

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