House Votes DTV Delay into Reality
Today the U.S. House of Representatives approved delaying the transition to digital TV by four months. The new date of the mandatory transition is set for June 12. The delay was debated, but passed with a vote of 264 for and 158 against the delay. The government will use the time to get the converter box voucher program funded and more coupons to those who need them. The new legislation does, however, permit stations to switch to DTV if they so choose. As long as stations clear their transition with the FCC, they may make the switch. According to the FCC, up to 276 stations have indicated that they will make the change before, or on February 17.
FCC's Rosenworcel Wants to Delay Net Neutrality Vote
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, of the Federal Communications Commission, today said she believes it would be best to delay the vote on Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed rules regarding net neutrality. Rosenworcel made her views public while speaking at the Chief Officers of State Libraries meeting in Washington, D.C.
Second FCC Commish Seeks to Delay Net Neutrality Vote
Commissioner Ajit Pai has joined Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel in suggesting that the Federal Communications Commission delay its scheduled vote regarding net neutrality. Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal has generated a firestorm of backlash from around the web, but is slated for a vote May 15.
FCC Fines AT&T $640,000 Over License Infractions
The FCC today said it plans to fine AT&T $640,000 for operating microwave stations outside the parameters of its licenses to do so. Microwave stations are generally set up in point-to-point configurations to beam signals across terrain where it is uneconomical to run copper or fiber wires.
Republicans Target Net Neutrality Rules with Budget Trickery
A new budget proposed by House Republicans would hobble the FCC's attempt to enact and enforce its proposed net neutrality rules. The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill "prohibits the FCC from implementing net neutrality until certain court cases are resolved, requires newly proposed regulations to be made publicly available for 21 days before the Commission votes on them, and prohibits the FCC from regulating rates for either wireline or wireless Internet service." Republicans have used several different avenues through which to block the FCC's proposed rules.
AT&T Settles with FCC Over Microwave License Violations
The FCC today said AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $450,000 for operating microwave stations outside the parameters of its licenses to do so. Microwave stations are generally set up in point-to-point configurations to beam signals across terrain where it is uneconomical to run copper or fiber wires.
Why is this on phonescoop?
if u make a date and cant keep the date, y should people believe u!
What a joke!
Why don't they just scrap the thing entirely.
BTW that was all said in an air of sarcasm.