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Biography for Jimm Phillips

Jimm Phillips, Associate Editor, covers telecommunications policymaking in Congress for Communications Daily. He joined Warren Communications News in 2012 after stints at the Washington Post and the American Independent News Network. Phillips is a Maryland native who graduated from American University. You can follow him on Twitter: @jimmphillipsdc.

Recent Articles by Jimm Phillips

Infrastructure Draft Would Have NTIA Define 'Low-Cost' Broadband

The Senate failed to invoke cloture Wednesday on the shell bill (HR-3684) for a bipartisan infrastructure package under negotiation. Republican members of the group working on the measure believe the legislation will be ready next week with enough GOP support…Subscribe to Read >>

House Science's Johnson Eyeing Interagency Spectrum Process Tweaks

House Science Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, told us she’s still deciding whether to pursue spectrum legislation, after a Tuesday committee hearing in which lawmakers and witnesses offered a mixed assessment about whether Congress needs to intervene now. The…Subscribe to Read >>

GAO Urges FCC, NTIA to Improve Spectrum Policy Coordination, Update MOU

GAO urged the FCC and NTIA to strengthen their collaboration on spectrum policymaking and management, including a long-sought update to those agencies’ memorandum of understanding, ahead of a Tuesday House Science Committee hearing. House Science leaders are expected to again…Subscribe to Read >>

Telecom Divides on Treasury's Broadband Aid Rules

Stakeholders divided in comments Friday on a Treasury Department-proposed final rule allowing only broadband projects in areas without 25/3 Mbps to be eligible for the $350 billion in state and local funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (see 2105100060).Subscribe to Read >>

House Appropriations OKs CPB Funding Increase

The House Appropriations Committee advanced increased CPB funding Thursday along party lines. The committee was considering legislation early Thursday evening that would boost NTIA, Patent and Trademark Office and other Commerce Department agencies' appropriations. The committee advanced its FY 2022…Subscribe to Read >>