Emerging Broadband-Related Issues
What happens if the PATRIOT Act expires?
With the Senate stuck over whether and how to reform the PATRIOT Act before parts of it expire within days, officials across Washington are starting to contemplate a future in which lawmakers don’t act -- and key surveillance provisions simply die.
FCC Chairman Wheeler Circulates Effective Competition Order
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated the FCC's order on effective competition, and it apparently still proposes reversing the presumption that local markets are not competitive when it comes to traditional video.
FCC: NAB CVAA Waiver Still Pending
The Federal Communications Commission has yet to rule on the National Association of Broadcasters request that the FCC give broadcasters more time to comply with a Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) requirement to convert emergency alert text in now-news programming accessible to the sight-impaired.