Toward a More Coherent Privacy Framework

Now that the Senate has voted 50-48 to reverse confusing and unnecessary broadband privacy rules established under the Obama administration, the resolution will likely be taken up by the House next week.

Not Ready to Jump In

Speaking of the FCC, Julian Hattem at The Hill reports that Senate Republicans aren’t yet going to step into the Commission’s latest foray into the net neutrality debate:

Talking Spectrum

According to Brendan Sasso of The Hill, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will be holding a hearing on the FCC’s upcoming spectrum auction on December 10.

Conflicting Reports

With wireless providers in desperate need of more spectrum, the FCC has been working toward making its incentive auctions happen sometime next year. But as John Eggerton of

Wheeler Up For Vote

At The Hill, Brendan Sasso reports President Obama’s pick for FCC Chairman will finally get a nomination vote this week: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is

Spectrum Summer

Via John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable, the House Communications Subcommittee has penciled in June 27 for a hearing on wireless spectrum: The Subcommittee hearing is titled “Equipping

Save the Date

Senator Jay Rockefeller has marked June 18 as the day the Senate Commerce Committee will hold its hearing over FCC Chair nominee Tom Wheeler, according to Broadcasting &

Senator Thune on Wireless

Yesterday, Sen. John Thune, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation delivered prepared remarks for the Committee’s hearing on the State of Wireless

The Waiting Game

There are currently two empty seats at the FCC, and as John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable reports, at least one outgoing member believes it’s going to take

A Pick for Chair

Via Brendan Sasso of The Hill, some Senate Democrats are working to influence President Obama’s next pick for FCC Chairman: Dozens of Senate Democrats are urging President Obama

Rockefeller Retiring

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, won’t be running for another term. At Broadcasting & Cable, John Eggerton writes about the senator’s long-standing focus on

Senate Approvals

Via Brendan Sasso of The Hill, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has been approved by the Senate for another term on the Commission: In a statement, FCC Chairman Julius