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Biography for Matt Daneman

Matt Daneman, Senior Editor, covers pay TV, cable broadband, satellite, and video issues and the Federal Communications Commission for Communications Daily. He joined Warren Communications in 2015 after more than 15 years at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, where he covered business among other issues. He also was a correspondent for USA Today. You can follow Daneman on Twitter: @mdaneman

Recent Articles by Matt Daneman

Only 3-4 Satellite Broadband Constellations Likely Viable: OneWeb CEO

The satellite broadband market likely can sustain three to four operators, given demand for connectivity, with one of those probably a non-North American constellation, OneWeb CEO Neil Masterson said Wednesday at a Satellite 2021-related forum. He said the amount of…Subscribe to Read >>

Justices Hammer at NSA, Wikimedia FISA Interpretations

Federal appellate judges expressed some skepticism Friday with Wikimedia Foundation and government interpretations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The Wikipedia operator sought to overturn a lower court's summary judgment in its litigation claiming warrantless U.S. surveillance of its…Subscribe to Read >>

Viasat CEO Cites Challenges Readying Global Satellite Broadband

Rolling out a global satellite-based broadband service is "a radical challenge," from the "tremendous amount of fiber" across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific for the ground network to the numerous partnerships needed, Viasat CEO Rick Baldridge told us. The inaugural…Subscribe to Read >>

Forbearance Authority Should Extend to Video, Pai Says

In a media market where broadcasters and MVPDs are far more regulated than booming streaming competition, Congress should consider expanding FCC forbearance authority to cover the video market including broadcasters and MVPDs, Chairman Ajit Pai told the Media Institute Tuesday…Subscribe to Read >>

Pai, Stepping Down Jan. 20, Seen Leaving 'Big Coffee Mug to Fill'

Backers and some critics of Ajit Pai agreed he was a particularly effective FCC chairman, leaving behind a legacy of major accomplishments and changes. Pai announced Monday he will step down on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20 (see 2011300020). Supporters said…Subscribe to Read >>