Author: Jay Mitchell

Unkind cuts.

The Administration’s proposed budget for next year fulfills a campaign promise: zero federal funding for public broadcasting. Actually, that’s not true: over $30 million will be devoted to shutting down the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and unwinding the $445 million…

The shrinking commission.

Not only is the current Commission 40% smaller in Commissioners, but the FCC budget proposal for next year calls for about a 5% reduction overall. One result will be a staffing cut amounting to about 10% of their workforce; currently…

PayPal goes after Pandora.

The new Pandora logo is coming under fire from PayPal, who claims it is a little too close to what PayPal has been using for years. In fact, PayPal has filed suit in Manhattan federal court, claiming that the new…

Pai proposes police-protecting EAS alerts.

The FCC chairman wants to add so-called “Blue Alerts” to the Emergency Alert System, warning the public about missing, seriously-injured or killed law enforcement officers—an AMBER alert system for LEOs. In announcing the proposal, Commissioner Pai noted, “As we have…

LRFA rolls up three more.

The Local Radio Freedom Act has picked up three more cosponsors: Representatives Anthony Brown (D-M.D.), Mike Simpson (R-ID), and Claudia Tenney ®-NY). That brings the total to 180 cosponsors in the House and 22 in the Senate.

Once More into the Breach

A couple of years ago we thought we had this thing handled, but the new administration is undoing a lot of things, and Net Neutrality is one of them. For whatever reason, prevailing wisdom has it that we can trust…