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Two Crown Media Family Networks executives resigned on Wednesday. Erin McIlvain was evp, content strategy & distribution and Kristen Roberts was evp, pricing, planning & revenue management. Crown Media’s management team will begin a search for their replacements. — Derek Chang was named CEO of content protection services company Friend MTS. Chang has held leadership […]
Broadband Bill Removes ETC Requirement
Cable has long complained that the FCC ’s Universal Service Fund programs limit participation by requiring providers to have designation as eligible telecommunications carriers. A new bill will eliminate that requirement.
Inside the Beltway
President Biden intends to nominate antitrust expert Lina Khan as a FTC commissioner. Khan is an associate law professor at Columbia Law School who has previously served as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law. — Rep GK Butterfield(D-NC) said he plans to soon reintroduce his Expanding Opportunities for […]
O’Rielly Joins ETC Chorus
FCC commish Mike O’Rielly is in favor of eliminating the requirement that auction winners for money to support broadband buildout be designated eligible telecommunications carriers.
Getting the ETC Out of USF
Rep GK Butterfield (D-NC) introduced the “Expanding Opportunities for Broadband Deployment Act,” which eliminates the requirement that only ISPs designated as eligible telecommunications carriers may receive USF dollars.