Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and his colleague, Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, both addressed the recent 26th Annual ACA Summit in Washington, D.C. Both of their remarks celebrated the investment in, and deployment of, broadband infrastructure in rural areas by small providers. They also discussed how regulatory costs can fall upon small businesses in a […]
Key Topics Addressed by Leading Policymakers at ACA Summit in D.C. Retransmission consent was of course a major issue covered at the 26th Annual ACA Summit in Washington, D.C. March 19 – 21. Over 350 service providers, vendors, and other industry stakeholders participated. At the opening session on March 20, ACA President Matt Polka kicked […]
No one can seemingly escape those annoying robocalls, not even the Chair of the FCC, Ajit Pai. In the above interview, Pai indicates that robocalls are his agency’s top consumer protection priority as indicated by the record fines levied against violators (e.g. this $120M fine).
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, […]
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 […]