Late last week, the FCC released a Public Notice requesting comment on existing best practices for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to combat cybersecurity threats.
The Federal Communications Commission adopted an order at its July meeting that extends its closed captioning requirements to online video clips from previously televised programming.
The main telecommunications regulatory body in the United States has adopted new rules governing the administration of the country’s multi-billion dollar education technology fund.
Open Internet comments have passed the seven-figure mark, but one in particular sticks out.
Public interest groups are actively watching broadcast political advertising which could make this a very interesting year for broadcasters.
On July 11, 2014, the FCC adopted a Second Order on Reconsideration and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking responding to a coalition of consumer groups that had pushed the FCC to reconsider its position and require that programming distributors (broadcast, cable, and satellite) include closed captioning for certain IP-delivered video clips.
On July 11, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a long-awaited order revising the rules governing E-rate, the federal government’s largest education technology program with an annual budget of $2.4 billion.
While it remains difficult to “read between the lines” of the FCC’s vote to “modernize” its E-Rate program since those lines (the Order) have not yet been published, there are some notable inferences that can already be drawn.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a Public Notice on July 14, 2014, announcing the creation of a new “Strike Force” to respond to concerns of waste, fraud and abuse in the Universal Service Fund (USF).
As comments pile up in the Open Internet proceeding, straining the FCC’s systems, a post on the Commission’s blog got us thinking about transparency.