House, Senate Committees To Hold Communications Policy Meetings

Democratic and Republican leaders of the communications committees of jurisdiction in the House and Senate said Friday
that their staffers will hold a series of meetings with stakeholders on communications policy.
Among those are the Democratic chairs who have already said they want to update the 1996 Communications Act to
reflect the rise of broadband.
The first sessions will be June 25 on "broadband regulation and FCC authority."
There will be more sessions after that, one set on spectrum policy and a third on broadband deployment and adoption.
The subject of the first session is no accident. The FCC Thursday began the process of potentially classifyingbroadband transmissions under Title II common carrier authority in an effort to establish their authority over
broadband regulation.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.