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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

O'Rielly Reconfirmation Likely Delayed to at Least September

A Senate block on FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly is likely to delay reconfirmation until at least after Congress’ upcoming August recess and potentially until after the November election, lawmakers and lobbyists said in interviews last week. Armed Services Committee…Subscribe to Read >>

Tillis Eyes Fair Use for Political Speech in DMCA Revamp

Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee Chairman Thom Tillis, R-N.C., wants any Digital Millennium Copyright Act revamp to codify existing DMCA fair use exceptions and add potential new such categories. Tillis has been working on potential update language with an eye…Subscribe to Read >>

Thune Wants Spectrum Management Fix; Ligado Fight Continues

Senate Communications Subcommittee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., and other lawmakers expressed interest Thursday in pursuing legislation and other solutions to address what they see as a dysfunctional relationship between the FCC and other federal agencies on spectrum management. Thune…Subscribe to Read >>

More Ligado Expected at Spectrum Hearing; O'Rielly Advances

A Thursday Senate Communications Subcommittee hearing on the FCC and NTIA roles in spectrum policymaking is likely to at least partially focus on the dispute between the two agencies over Ligado’s L-band plan, lawmakers and officials said in interviews…Subscribe to Read >>

O'Rielly Would Back Ligado Stay; Defends Against Partisanship Claims

FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly would "give due consideration to a stay” of the order approving Ligado’s L-band plan “if such an item is circulated by” Chairman Ajit Pai, he told Senate Commerce Committee members in response to follow-up…Subscribe to Read >>