Smith: "Americans want to know that the vaccines are safe and effective. They simply want the facts – news stories that make recommendations based on detailed reporting, not a personal perspective. Fortunately, that is what broadcasters do best." #WeAreBroadcasters
— NAB (@nabtweets) April 15, 2021
.@marceloclaure on the Televisa-Univision call:
– Mentions SoftBank has invested in new media like ByteDance
– Huge opp is there’s 600M Spanish speaking people globally, 1/3rd in the US/Mexico. Yet only 10% of Spanish speakers subscribe to a streamer vs 70% of English speakers
— Masa Capital (@MasaSonCap) April 14, 2021
Big Tech argued that, without common carrier regulation, ISPs would use their market power over Internet platforms.
This notion seems antiquated at best.
— Evan Swarztrauber ⚾ (@SayreEvan) April 9, 2021
➢ Just 36% of Americans responding to a CNBC survey show support for President Biden’s infrastructure proposal. Some 33% said they oppose it.
➢ 87% back the proposal in the plan to fix roads and bridges, while 82% approve of increasing pay for elderly caregivers and 78% support expanding high-speed broadband.
➢ 43% back the idea that corporate taxes should be raised to pay for the plan.
➢ The bigger worry for 55% of the public is that the government will spend too much and drive up deficits compared with 32% who worry that the government will spend too little to support the economy.
April 12-23: NAB Amplify
April 20-22: Collision Conference 2021
April 23: Cablefax Top Ops Nomination Deadline
April 29: Interactive Case Competition Finals
“I learned long ago to go around expressing a preference for one chair or the other. I would only say this: I have worked with Chairwoman Rosenworcel for most of my career. When I was [FCC] chairman, I even tried to hire her to work for me. She was a wise woman and chose not to. Her career has not suffered one bit as a consequence. I have a really healthy respect for her intellect and her fair mindedness. We look forward to working with her in her acting capacity. If she should be so lucky as to be appointed by the president, we look forward to working with her then.”
– NCTA president/CEO Michael Powell on C-SPAN’s “Communicators” discussing whether Jessica Rosenworcel should be made permanent FCC chair