Topic: public safety

DirecTV May Drop The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel plays the public safety card in PR campaign

DirecTV may be angling to drop The Weather Channel from its lineup, prompting The Weather Channel to launch a PR campaign to try and stop it. The carriage deal between the…

Rockefeller’s Final Years in Senate Will Be Intense

Powerful Senate leader won’t seek sixth term

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) may be retiring, but he’s going to go out with a bang. In his formal announcement speech today, the high-ranking Democrat signaled that he intends to “keep…

AT&T Lashes Out at FCC's Bid for Flexibility in Spectrum Auctions

Congress, not FCC, should set auction conditions, says AT&T

AT&T, one of the likely biggest bidders in any government auction for wireless spectrum, lashed out at the Federal Communications Commission's push for flexibility in how spectrum auctions are conducted. In…

House and Senate Talks Stalled on Spectrum Bills

Stalled talks reduce chances for legislation this year

Negotiations between the House and Senate to resolve differences over spectrum bills that would free up spectrum for wireless services and public safety have stalled, reducing chances any spectrum legislation…

Republican Spectrum Bill Clears House Subcommittee

Dems' hopes for bipartisan bill dashed

Try as they might, House Democrats couldn't get the bipartisan spectrum bill they wanted. In a 17-6 vote, a Republican bill to free up more spectrum for wireless use and…

House Spectrum Bill Talks Appear Stalled

Rep. Walden sets end-of-year goal

Last week, it seemed like there might finally be some movement on Congress' long-delayed plans to pass a bill authorizing a spectrum auction, as news leaked that the House Energy…