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Biography for Monty Tayloe

Monty Tayloe, Associate Editor, covers broadcasting and the Federal Communications Commission for Communications Daily. He joined Warren Communications News in 2013, after spending 10 years covering crime and local politics for Virginia regional newspapers and a turn in television as a communications assistant for the PBS NewsHour. He’s a Virginia native who graduated Fork Union Military Academy and the College of William and Mary. You can follow Tayloe on Twitter: @MontyTayloe .

Recent Articles by Monty Tayloe

Pai Circulates TV White Spaces NPRM; Microsoft Sought Action

A TV white spaces NPRM circulated on the eighth floor by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Wednesday seems to incorporate concepts pushed by Microsoft, a broadcast industry official said Wednesday. The TVWS NPRM is set for a vote at the…Subscribe to Read >>

Broadcasters and Music Industry Surprised by O'Rielly Payola Push

Broadcasters, broadcast attorneys and music industry insiders are surprised at FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly’s recent interest in payola. No one we interviewed this week disputed the illegality of record companies paying to have songs played on the radio, but…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Should Pre-empt State Net Neutrality Rules, O'Rielly Suggests

The FCC has to challenge California and other state net neutrality rules, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s ruling last week, to keep the internet from being shaped by “the lowest common denominator,” said Commissioner…Subscribe to Read >>

Carriers Oppose Small-Cell Aesthetics Proposal at TAC

Wireless carriers resisted creating a group of industry and municipal stakeholders on the aesthetics of small-cell deployments, at Wednesday’s meeting of the FCC Technical Advisory Committee. The appearance of small cells isn’t a technical issue, said AT&T Assistant Vice…Subscribe to Read >>

Some Expect Pai to Slow Down as 2020 Election Nears; Others Say Agenda Will Continue

The intensifying 2020 presidential race could affect FCC policymaking as the election gets much closer, industry and former officials told us last week. Some expect the agency and Chairman Ajit Pai to seek to avoid headline-grabbing rulemakings that create…Subscribe to Read >>