ACA Regulatory

“Must-Pass” Legislation Provides Opportunity on Retrans Consent

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 […]

Content Mutliscreen Video Regulatory

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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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 […]


FCC Commissioners Talk USF, Infrastructure at ACA Summit

Federal Communications Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Rielly participated in a panel discussion at the American Cable Association’s 25th Annual Summit. Broadband infrastructure and the Universal Service Fund (USF) were major topics of conversation. Held in Washington, D.C. on March 21, the session was moderated by Tina Pidgeon, the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs […]