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Media Institute Adjusts Communications Forum Luncheon Series Schedule in Light of Coronavirus Pandemic

FOR RELEASE: March 17, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., March 17, 2020 – The Media Institute issued the following statement today by Institute President Richard Kaplar: “In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we have postponed our Communications Forum luncheon scheduled for March 25 until April 27.  We thank our [...]

By |2020-03-16T21:22:59-04:00March 17th, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Media Institute Adjusts Communications Forum Luncheon Series Schedule in Light of Coronavirus Pandemic

Seeking Prior Restraint Is Not Legitimate Petitioning Activity

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other media groups) filed with the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico in The New Mexican v. Public Service Co. of New Mexico and BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal, Inc. (“PNM” and “BHP”).  The case involves a prior restraint to prohibit The [...]

By |2020-03-24T16:09:08-04:00March 16th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Seeking Prior Restraint Is Not Legitimate Petitioning Activity

Pai: Broadband Companies Take COVID-19 Connectivity Pledge

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 3-13-20 Communications companies big and small have signed on to a "Keep Americans Connected Pledge" at the request of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Pai talked with broadband service providers and trade associations Thursday (March 12) and asked them, "in order to [...]

By |2020-03-13T17:15:07-04:00March 13th, 2020|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Pai: Broadband Companies Take COVID-19 Connectivity Pledge

FCC’s Starks Calls for FCC Rapid Response to Coronavirus

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 3-10-20 Democratic FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks told Congress Tuesday (March 10) that the FCC and communications networks have an integral role in responding to the coronavirus and called for immediate action, calling for a “connectivity and economic stimulus” plan to address the virus. That came in testimony for [...]

By |2020-03-12T16:23:11-04:00March 10th, 2020|Issue Watch|Comments Off on FCC’s Starks Calls for FCC Rapid Response to Coronavirus

Pai Defends C-Band Incentive Payments to Hill

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 3-10-20 The Senate Financial Services Subcommittee held an FCC budget request hearing Tuesday (March 10) and a C-Band auction hearing broke out. Actually that was signaled at the outset by Subcommittee chairman John Kennedy (R-La.), who has been critical of the FCC's decision to award potentially billions of [...]

By |2020-03-12T16:22:57-04:00March 10th, 2020|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Pai Defends C-Band Incentive Payments to Hill

DOJ’s Rosen: Sec. 230 Is Potentially Ripe for Engagement

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 3-10-20 Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen told a Free State Foundation audience Tuesday (March 10) that the Justice Department's investigation into Sec. 230 of the Communications Decency Act, part of a wider look into online platforms and antitrust, is focusing on four areas for potential "engagement" and said [...]

By |2020-03-12T16:09:32-04:00March 10th, 2020|Issue Watch|Comments Off on DOJ’s Rosen: Sec. 230 Is Potentially Ripe for Engagement

Government Consultant Records Should Not Fall Under FOIA Exemption

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sitting en banc in Rojas v. FAA.  This case concerns a FOIA request made to the FAA by Rojas, an unsuccessful job applicant, for records from a consulting firm related to [...]

By |2020-03-09T19:36:33-04:00March 5th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Government Consultant Records Should Not Fall Under FOIA Exemption

Microsoft Says Airband Is on Track

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 3-5-20 Marking the halfway point in its Airband rural broadband initiative, Microsoft said it is now in 25 states and one territory and is on track to meet its goal of 3 million more rural Americans with broadband access. Airband is Microsoft's promotion of unlicensed wireless in the [...]

By |2020-03-12T16:09:56-04:00March 5th, 2020|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Microsoft Says Airband Is on Track