Cfaxcaught up with HDNet founder Mark Cuban recently to ask him about his latest passion: Lobbying for new program-access rules to help indie nets. Why invite more regulation? Cuban says content consolidation has created an unlevel playing field for indies and denied consumer choice in the process. Many in the cable industry disagree, but in an exclusive Q&A at, Cuban makes a lengthy case for new indie protections. Check it out at

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FCC Renews Consumer Advisory Committee

FCC chmn Ajit Pai renewed the charter of its Consumer Advisory Committee for an 11th two-year term, selecting 29 members for the group. American Consumer Institute

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