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Biography for Monty Tayloe

Monty Tayloe, Associate Editor, covers broadcasting and the Federal Communications Commission for Communications Daily. He joined Warren Communications News in 2013, after spending 10 years covering crime and local politics for Virginia regional newspapers and a turn in television as a communications assistant for the PBS NewsHour. He’s a Virginia native who graduated Fork Union Military Academy and the College of William and Mary. You can follow Tayloe on Twitter: @MontyTayloe .

Recent Articles by Monty Tayloe

FCC's Diversity Committee Shifts Gears to Address COVID-19

The FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment has had to adjust its focus to grapple with COVID-19 and its outsize effects on minorities and small business owners, members told its Friday meeting. “We’ve had to tweak our plans,&rdquo…Subscribe to Read >>

Companies Lobbying O'Rielly Despite Looming Exit

Commissioner Mike O’Rielly's impending exit from the FCC hasn’t made industry lobby him less, according to interviews with attorneys from a wide swath of industries and our examination of filings. O’Rielly used his written House Commerce testimony Wednesday (see 2009160043)…Subscribe to Read >>

Carr Says CDA S. 230 Rules Aim to Push Back on Concentrations of Power

The goal of the FCC Communications Decency Act Section 230 proceeding is to “push back on concentrations of power” held by big tech companies, said FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr during a virtual Lincoln Network Q&A Wednesday. Carr said his push…Subscribe to Read >>

Increasing Lifeline Minimum Data Usage Limit Widely Opposed

Carriers, state regulatory commissions and public interest groups united in FCC docket 11-42 to again oppose an FCC proposal to raise the Lifeline wireless broadband minimum service standard. Three NARUC Telecom Committee members emphasized they want no change to the…Subscribe to Read >>

Draft MSS Order Based on 2016 Recon Petitions From CTIA, ETCs

A draft order on the Lifeline minimum service standard is based partly on two petitions for reconsideration filed by entities that uniformly oppose the current draft (see 2008240024), said FCC and industry officials in recent interviews. The text of the…Subscribe to Read >>