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Benefits of Advanced Tech to Be Focus of House Hearing on Self-Driving Cars

Advanced technologies in self-driving vehicles will help prevent deaths and injuries of thousands of people, but more testing on public roads is needed, representatives from automotive suppliers of intelligent transportation systems and products plan to say at Tuesday's House … Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Work on Privacy Seen Likely to Continue as House Takes Up CRA

Staff is widely expected to continue working on part of a revised FCC approach on ISP privacy, even as the House moves toward a likely vote on a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval, joining the Senate, which acted … Subscribe to Read >>

Content Creators Criticize Courts' Expanding Definition of Fair Use

Content-side stakeholders took to Capitol Hill Monday to decry federal courts' expansion of the fair use doctrine, saying during a Copyright Alliance/News Media Alliance event that the over-application of fair use to include the transposing of content to other … Subscribe to Read >>

Last-Minute Lobbying Against Privacy CRA Resolution Takes Off Ahead of House Vote

Champions and critics of FCC ISP privacy rules sparred before Tuesday’s House vote on whether to kill those rules using the Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval, with strategies including newspaper advertising and billboards. The measure “overturns an attempt … Subscribe to Read >>

Pai Hints at Rural Phone 'Rate Floor' Hike Stay, Wait-and-See on More FCC USF Support

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai voiced sympathy for blocking a rural phone "rate floor" increase scheduled for July, and is committed to taking broader action to benefit rural consumers. Speaking at an NTCA legislative conference Monday, Pai said he hopes … Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

No 'Must-Vote' on 3-Person Commission

While the FCC has just three commissioners, their monthly meetings are the only method Chairman Ajit Pai has to force a vote, former and current officials told us. The regulator has a “must-vote” rule to keep commissioners from stalling an item by refusing to vote on it. It's triggered by having three commissioners vote for an item, and thus won’t apply to a three-member commission, FCC officials said. Some said the practical effects of this are likely to be small, but others aren't so sure. … Read More >>

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