September 8th Edition

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Wheeler recently challenged industry and government “to do everything in our power to ensure that the United States has the world’s most dynamic and competitive broadband ecosystem.” He also asserted that there were insufficient “competitive choices for most Americans...three-quarters of American homes have no competitive choice for the essential infrastructure for 21st century economics and democracy.”

September 4th Edition

This week the NFL regular season kicks off for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 31 also-rans. However, for years fans’ ability to enjoy NFL games has been restricted by the so-called “blackout rule.” Since 1973, a home game cannot be televised locally if it is not sold out 72 hours prior to its start time. This NFL rule has been enforced by the Federal Communications Commission, but the FCC seems likely to reverse its support. The NFL generates enough demand to permit fans to both attend games and watch from home.

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