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Copyright Act Exemption Might Finally Disrupt Retransmission Consent Regime

Non-profit’s app spreads to more markets, claiming an exemption in the Copyright Act allows it to offer consumers no-fee access to local signals. For years, multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) of all sizes have seen retransmission consent fees render the subscription video market into a break-even prospect or money-losing business. As fees push up rates, […]

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Internet of Everything Optical Networking Smart Cities Smart Grid Wireless

DC5G 2018 Conference Offers Primer on Benefits and Challenges of 5G Deployment

Nearly 300 attendees gathered in Washington, D.C. November 12 and 13 for the second annual DC5G Conference. With no shortage of announcements of initial and planned launches of various versions of 5G service cropping up among major service providers (for example, AT&T and Verizon), the conference took a comprehensive view of how the 5G marketplace […]

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Regulatory Wireless

TIA Spectrum Policy Forum Part II: Follow-Up Panel Notes Real-World Progress at TIA 5G Policy Forum

A group of industry experts provided updates on market and technology developments related to 5G deployment at the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) June 21 Policy Forum, “Federal Spectrum Policy for the 5G Era” in Washington, DC. Moderated by Dileep Srihari, TIA’s Senior Policy Counsel & Director of Government affairs, the panel followed a keynote address […]

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Regulatory Wireless

TIA Spectrum Policy Forum Part I: NTIA Chief Redl Cites “Creative Collaboration” Between Industry & Government As Key To Efficient Use of Spectrum for 5G

“The days of redeploying spectrum from one use to another are over, for the most part,” according to David Redl, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. “There are no more easy and relatively painless relocations we can do.” Instead, Redl, who heads Commerce’s National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA), pointed to the development of […]

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Regulatory

U.S. Small Business Administration: Government’s “Best Kept Secret”

“Don’t be afraid to question underlying standard procedures.” This was part of the message delivered by Michael Hershey, Associate Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration during his address to the American Cable Association’s 25th Annual Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 21st. The message could apply to both federal regulators, as well as […]