January 16, 2014
Comm Act Update - Ex-FCC Heads Differ on Reclassification, Scope of Overhaul
With 4 former FCC chairmen testifying and in light of DC Circuit’s net neutrality ruling, Wed’s House Commerce subcmte hearing on updating the Communications Act was a rich one indeed. It is the 1st in the panel’s effort to revamp the legislation. As we reported, if Tues’ court ruling isn’t overturned, the FCC’s options include reworking the no-blocking rules. Tweaking the anti-discrimination rules might be a tougher. Former FCCers on whether the FCC should go the Title II broadband reclassification route.
More top stories in today's CableFAX Daily.
The FCC has proposed a $200K penalty against Turner for the misuse of emergency alert sounds for the 2nd time in less than 3 months. This time the culprit is a retailer.
Cablevision said it’s suing Meredith, accusing the company of improperly abusing its control over CBS programming by blocking WFSB in CT’s Litchfield and New Haven Counties. More about the dispute here.
In Wed’s episode of everyone’s favorite cable drama, Time Warner Cable released its own slideshow, explaining why it’s above Charter’s marriage proposal. Read on for the juicy details.