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Lawmakers Seek Broadband, Privacy Amendments in FY 2020 'Minibus'

The House Rules Committee will consider a raft of telecom, privacy and cybersecurity-related amendments to a “minibus” FY 2020 budget bill Tuesday. HR-3055 includes funding for NTIA, other Commerce Department agencies and the Agriculture Department. The minibus…Subscribe to Read >>

BDAC Chair Says Local Government Complaints Detracted From Group's Work

High-profile resignations of city officials from the FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee were detrimental to its work last time, said BDAC Chair Elizabeth Bowles in an interview Thursday after the panel's meeting (see 1906140024). “It was an…Subscribe to Read >>

Dish Turns Away From TV for Smart Home Services Not Requiring Subscription

Dish Network, selling add-on audio and connected home products to pad its satellite TV installations for the past decade, is moving into a non-TV-centric business based on the connected home, Jeremy McCarty, general manager of the recently formed OnTech…Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

Galaxy Fold Delay Validates Corning CEO That Foldables Not Ready for Prime Time

Samsung's postponement Monday of its Galaxy Fold launch from this Friday to a date not certain validated Corning CEO Wendell Weeks' forecasts last summer that foldable smartphones wouldn't be quite ready for prime time anytime soon (see 1807250008)…Read More >>

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