Lessons from my Long Week with Sandy

…It is a black mark on the record of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski that he almost willfully refuses to see the full value of what TV stations do in emergencies. He will occasionally praise br...

Local Broadcast TV a Super Signal in the Super Storm

During the beginning of this month, it became eminently clear to millions of Americans in the Northeast that at least one part of the future can’t come soon enough. Hurricane Sandy was the latest exa...

FCC Establishes Wireless Mic Comment Deadline

Spectrum for wireless microphones is expected to be scarce after the FCC completes its repacking Spectrum for wireless microphones is expected to be scarce after the FCC completes its repacking of th...

Hurricane Sandy can be a catalyst for good

Once again, a natural disaster has thrown into question the reliability of cellular phone service, demanding a serious, unbiased evaluation by lawmakers and regulators of the role this piece of our n...

Clyburn: Spectrum auctions moving forward

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn appeared on C-SPAN’s Communicator series. She is confident the FCC will be successful in getting its incentive auctions rolling in the television space, which has a ta...

FCC Moves Spectrum Policy Comment Deadlines

In what amounts to a holiday gift to communications lawyers, as well as extra time for everyone to ponder the issue, the FCC has moved the comment deadlines for its proposed spectrum-holding policies...

Debate Heats Up over Spectrum Auctions

Media outlets, regulators and lobbyists this week cranked up the rhetoric over the potential effects of the FCC’s upcoming wireless spectrum auctions. In the online article ‘The Myth of the Wir...

The Myth of the Wireless Spectrum Crisis

Last week, CTIA trumpeted the latest results of their semi-annual wireless industry survey with the headline “Consumer Data Traffic Increased 104 Percent.” Among their conclusions were that Americans...