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Biography for Matt Daneman

Matt Daneman, Senior Editor, covers pay TV, cable broadband, satellite, and video issues and the Federal Communications Commission for Communications Daily. He joined Warren Communications in 2015 after more than 15 years at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, where he covered business among other issues. He also was a correspondent for USA Today. You can follow Daneman on Twitter: @mdaneman

Recent Articles by Matt Daneman

DC Circuit Voices Skepticism on Foreign Satellite Fees Challenge

Foreign-flagged satellite operators challenging FCC regulatory fees approved last year (see 2012300046) faced apparently dubious judges in oral argument Friday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The three-judge panel appeared dismissive of petitioner arguments that there…Subscribe to Read >>

6th Circuit Hammers at FCC LFA Order, LFAs

A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel seemed skeptical both of aspects of the FCC's 2019 local franchise authority order and of LFAs' ability to charge separate fees for cable operators' right-of-way access for their cable and broadband services…Subscribe to Read >>

Calls for Symmetrical Broadband Definition Likely to Have Cable Foes

Calls for redefining broadband to 100 Mbps symmetrical as part of the White House's proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan (see 2103310064) will face sizable cable industry opposition and could get caught up in partisan disagreements, broadband experts told us. The…Subscribe to Read >>

Support Grows for SpaceX License Mod Conditions; Approval Seen Looming

A growing number of parties suggested technical conditions for any FCC approval of SpaceX's pending license modification to allow a lower orbit for more than 2,800 proposed satellites (see 2004200003), reflecting a sense that some think agency OK will be…Subscribe to Read >>

Adequacy of Lifeline's Text-to-988 Resources Unclear

Five of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's 180 centers nationwide already have the technology and staff training to handle text-to-988 and chat messages, and it's not clear whether they will need more if the FCC mandates that providers support texting…Subscribe to Read >>