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House Commerce Leaders Considering Options for Advancing Broadband Legislation

House Commerce Republican lawmakers are beginning to consider legislative vehicles for enacting broadband infrastructure bills championed in President Donald Trump’s February infrastructure proposal (see 1802120001), though they told us they're also still considering ways to advance stand-alone measures … Subscribe to Read >>

Illegal Robocall-Blocking Tech Seen Increasingly Stopping Legit Calls

Consumers have a mushrooming array of options for blocking or otherwise avoiding unwanted robocalls, but legitimate callers are increasingly caught up in those nets, robocall service vendors said Monday at an FCC/FTC expo on illegal robocall technology. Legitimate … Subscribe to Read >>

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Best Buy to Drop Roku From Insignia TVs in Aftermath of Amazon Partnership

Amazon's Fire TV platform was the apparent winner, Roku TV the loser, in Wednesday's announcement that Amazon will partner with Best Buy in an exclusive multiyear arrangement to sell Insignia- and Toshiba-branded Fire TV Edition smart TVs in the U.S. and Canada. Best Buy confirmed Wednesday it will phase out Roku TV support from Insignia smart sets, after the companies said that Fire TV Edition smart TVs, with Alexa voice control, will be available exclusively in Best Buy stores, on BestBuy.com, and for the first time, from Best Buy as a third-party seller on Amazon.com. … Read More >>

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23–25
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24
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24
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Apr
25
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Apr
25
Senate Commerce Committee considers Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act (S-2343), other legislation and nominees including Rebecca Slaughter to FTC and, to CPB, Rubydee Calvert as public TV stations representative and Laura Gore Ross, also as member, 9:45 a.m., 106 Dirksen — see here
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25
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