FCC Votes to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules
Today the Republican-led FCC voted 2-1 to roll back a 2015 decision to regulate Internet providers with Title II utility style regulations developed in the 1930’s for telecom companies. FCC Chair Pai commented that “this is the first step in returning to the light-touch regulatory approach that yielded the broadband internet. Light-touch regulation has a proven track record of protecting consumers while promoting competition and investment in broadband networks and maximizi
Broadcast Station Totals
Quarterly the FCC releases broadcast station totals. Here are the totals for broadcast stations licensed as of March 31, 2017: It would be nice to have some visibility into Construction Permits. Coming soon.
The Lighthouse Station
A group of industry leaders1 have developed a concept of temporary channel sharing that supports the creation of an initial ATSC 3.0 station known as the “Lighthouse Station.” The Lighthouse Station will be the first to provide ATSC 3.0 services in a market, and will have its ATSC 1.0 signal carried by other partners in the business agreement. Over time, as more consumer devices with ATSC 3.0 are available, additional stations in the business lighthouse agreement (ideally 4-