Broadstripe pres/CEO Bill Shreffler is resigning his position. He plans to leave later this year, after he serves as a consultant to the board in its search for a new CEO. — Time Warner officially announced the hiring of NCTA‘s Steve Vest as svp, global public policy. He starts Sept 2, replacing Gail MacKinnon, who is joining Time Warner Cable as evp, chief govt relations officer. "As the leader of NCTA’s government relations efforts, Steve has been a pleasure to work with and an invaluable asset to the cable industry over the past two years," NCTA pres/CEO Kyle McSlarrow said. "His move to Time Warner Inc is a well-deserved opportunity, and we wish him continued success. While NCTA will miss Steve, the good news is that we’ll continue to work closely with him as he represents Time Warner Inc in Washington." Time Warner Cable also announced Wed that it is hiring Time Warner vp, global public policy Rachel Welch. She joins as group vp, federal legislative affairs.

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Sens Steve Daines (R-MT) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) introduced the bipartisan “Accelerating Rural Broadband Deployment Act,” which makes it easier for broadband providers to receive federal-right-of-way licenses to install broadband alongside existing infrastructure, like federal highways. It also has provisions to ensure costs of federal-right-of-way licenses are at fair market prices and increases transparency on […]

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