Robert Corn-Revere Traces Evolution of Censorship in America And the ‘Censor’s Dilemma’ Amid First Amendment Protections

By |2021-11-04T13:39:11-04:00November 4th, 2021|Press Releases|

‘The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder’ Offers Lessons for Today FOR RELEASE: November 4, 2021 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., November 4, 2021 – A new book by noted First Amendment attorney Robert Corn-Revere takes a wide-ranging look at how censors have operated since the [...]

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House Republicans Tag Team on Privacy Bill Draft

By |2021-11-17T21:49:41-04:00November 3rd, 2021|Issue Watch|

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 11-3-21 A pair of House Energy & Commerce Committee Republicans on Tuesday (Nov. 3) unveiled a discussion draft of national privacy legislation, the Control Our Data Act, which would establish a “national privacy standard,” and they are drafting every GOP member of the Consumer Protection Subcommittee to work on [...]

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NCTA to FCC: More Internet of Things Spectrum Is Critical

By |2021-11-17T21:46:36-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Issue Watch|

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 11-2-21 Cable broadband operators said the Federal Communications Commission needs to free up more spectrum to handle the explosion of internet of things (IoT) devices, including everything from smart thermostats and locks to garage-door openers and refrigerators. The FCC sought comment on the once-and-future spectrum needs of IoT.  NCTA–The [...]

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House To Mark Up Communications Bills

By |2021-11-17T21:44:28-04:00November 1st, 2021|Issue Watch|

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 11-1-21 The House Energy & Commerce Committee plans to mark up two communications and technology bills this week. Those would be H.R. 1281, the Data Mapping to Save Moms Act, and H.R. 2501, the Spectrum Coordination Act. House E&C Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and Communications Subcommittee Chairman Mike [...]

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Media Institute Congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel, Gigi Sohn on FCC Nominations

By |2021-10-26T15:55:27-04:00October 26th, 2021|Press Releases|

FOR RELEASE: October 26, 2021 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., October 26, 2021 – Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s announcement that he intends to nominate Jessica Rosenworcel as Chair of the Federal Communications Commission and Gigi Sohn as an [...]

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Media Institute Statement on Rob Stoddard Retiring From NCTA

By |2021-10-22T14:38:44-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Press Releases|

FOR RELEASE: October 22, 2021 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., October 22, 2021 – Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement in response to the announcement by NCTA executive Rob Stoddard that he plans to retire on Jan. 3, 2022: “Rob Stoddard will be sorely missed, not [...]

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Senate Bill Could Free Up Billions More Broadband Bucks

By |2021-10-25T15:35:29-04:00October 21st, 2021|Issue Watch|

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-21-21 The Senate has passed the bipartisan State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act, which could free up potentially hundreds of billions more for broadband buildouts, and without any additional legislation. States got $1.9 trillion in Congress's COVID-19 rescue legislation earlier this year, [...]

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FTC Report: ISPs Engage in Troubling Data Practices

By |2021-10-25T15:34:41-04:00October 21st, 2021|Issue Watch|

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-21-21 The FTC has concluded that ISPs are collecting and sharing more data about their customers than those customers are aware of, including Internet traffic and real-time location data, while "failing to offer consumers meaningful choices about how this data can be used." FTC Chair Lina Khan said the [...]

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Media Institute To Honor AT&T Board Chairman William Kennard and ‘CBS Evening News’ Anchor Norah O’Donnell at ‘Free Speech America’ Virtual Gala on Oct. 20

By |2021-10-18T21:08:36-04:00October 19th, 2021|Press Releases|

Featured Speaker Senator Gordon Smith of NAB To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award FOR RELEASE: October 19, 2021 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., October 19, 2021 – The Media Institute will bestow awards on William E. Kennard, chairman of the board of AT&T Inc., Norah O’Donnell, anchor and managing editor of [...]

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Media Institute and Federal Hall Announce First Amendment Collaboration as Free Speech Week Gets Underway Oct. 18–24, 2021

By |2021-10-14T14:55:43-04:00October 15th, 2021|Press Releases|

Programs Will Bring First Amendment to New Audiences in Washington, New York FOR RELEASE: October 15, 2021 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., October 15, 2021 – To mark the start of Free Speech Week (FSW) on Monday, Oct. 18, The Media Institute announced today that it intends to partner with [...]

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