The Skinny

2021 was a huge year of lobbying on the Hill for the cable and telecom sectors with infrastructure legislation, spectrum issues and retransmission consent receiving major attention. That's only expected to grow this year thanks to broadband funding flowing through the states and mid-term elections. FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel is also gearing up for a landmark year, introducing a proposal last week that would change everything about how broadband providers offer service to multi-tenant environments.

2021 Telecom Lobbying Tops $108 Million
Fourth quarter was all about infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure—and that showed up in lobbying spending on the Hill. Read More »
FCC Chair Tees Up Apartment Broadband Competition Item
Cable has to contend with FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel circulating a proposal that would prevent providers from entering into exclusive revenue sharing agreements with building owners as part of changes aimed at bringing competition to MTEs. Read More »
Senate Moves One Step Closer to Big Tech Regulation
Competition in Big Tech and beyond took center stage in Washington Thursday with Senate Judiciary voting 16-6 to advance the American Innovation and Choice Online Act to the full Senate. Read More »
What We’re Expecting from 4Q21 Earnings and Beyond
Netflix is again opening earnings season on Thursday, giving analysts and journalists alike greater visibility into the streaming world before the rest of the operators and programmers take their turn in the coming weeks. Read More »
Mediacom Fights Against Rip & Replace Changes
A request by the Rural Wireless Association for the FCC to prioritize Eligible Telecommunication Carriers [ETCs] for funding to remove and replace communications equipment deemed harmful isn’t sitting well with Mediacom. Read More »
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