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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

House Armed Services Adds Anti-Ligado Language to FY21 NDAA

The House Armed Services Committee voted Wednesday to include in its FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (HR-6395) two amendments aimed at hindering the FCC’s approval of Ligado’s L-band plan, as expected (see 2006260051). The Senate continued…Subscribe to Read >>

House Begins Debate on Moving Forward Act Infrastructure Package

The House began considering amendments to the Democrats’ Moving Forward Act infrastructure legislative package (HR-2) Tuesday, including 10 on broadband. The underlying measure contains $100 billion in broadband funding, with $9 billion for a Broadband Connectivity Fund to…Subscribe to Read >>

Supporters of Prison Phone Rates, Media Diversity Bills Get Momentum

The amplified national conversation about racism after recent police-involved deaths of Black people is providing an open­ing to grow momentum on Capitol Hill for legislation to place new limits on prison phone charges and increase media ownership diversity, lawmakers…Subscribe to Read >>

Ligado Stakeholders Prepare for Hill Action; Doyle Criticizes Pai

The House Armed Services Committee’s current version of the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act doesn’t include language to intervene in FCC approval of the Ligado L-band plan. Proposal supporters said they are gearing up for a fight if…Subscribe to Read >>

House Republicans Bow Broadband Process Streamlining Package

House Commerce Committee ranking member Greg Walden of Oregon and other Republicans introduced a legislative package Thursday containing the language from 26 existing and new bills aimed at streamlining broadband deployments. It follows House Democrats’ proposal (see Subscribe to Read >>