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What’s ahead for telecom policy in the next term

As Election Day gets underway, what do the next four years hold for telecom policy? How are those issues likely to be handled differently based on whether Democrats or Republicans hold Congress and the White House? During a recent media roundtable, Hogan Lovells offered up...

Telecom Tweets of the Week: FCC on a roll(back)

Ajit Pai's Federal Communications Commission is hitting its stride in regulatory rollbacks. On the agenda of this week's meeting: axing a 40-year-old rule on media ownership that prevented a single company from owning multiple types of media outlets in a single market; targeting illegal...

Open Internet battle lines being drawn

Republicans blast FCC net neutrality decision; Pelosi calls rules 'foundation of freedom' WASHINGTON – Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) introduced an eight-line resolution Monday that, if passed, will block the Federal Communications Commission from implementing its Open Internet Order. The resolution states, “Congress disapproves of the rules”...

FAA proposes guidelines for commercial drones

Regulations for drones in the works WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration last month released its proposed framework of regulations that would allow routine use of unmanned aircraft systems – drones – for commercial purposes. Until recently, the use of UAS in...

Generation Wireless: Of politics and net neutrality

Title II and net neutrality In my capacity as a correspondent for RCR Wireless News and a resident of the Washington, D.C., area, I often write about wireless telecom policy. Wireless policy is a fascinating and complex subject, especially when viewed in the greater historical...

Senior lawmaker discusses net neutrality decision

Walden comments on net neutrality, Title II and FCC WASHINGTON – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) recently delivered an address to the American Enterprise Institute, a well-known conservative think tank, discussing the reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission, the recent net...

Netflix launches OTT video content in Cuba

$7.99 monthly subscription is 39.7% of average Cuban salary Over the Top streaming video provider Netflix on Feb. 9 began offering its service in Cuba following a December policy shift to begin loosening trade restrictions against the Communist dictatorship just 90 miles from the southern tip...

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