Organization wants to ensure rules do not burden small operators.
Says FM's, LPTVs should not be guaranteed share of 2019 $400 million in funds.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) Monday (July 23) launched another effort at massive communications deregulation, one he has been pushing for most of a decade, so far without success.
NAB, NCTA, ACA, NPR defend their distribution "backbone"
The FCC has granted analog-only cable systems a permanent waiver from from the requirement to provide audio description of non-textual emergency info, like maps or radar sweeps.
The American Cable Association today advised the Federal Communications Commission it will keep a watchful eye on broadcasters to find instances during retransmission negotiations in which broadcasters demand its members carry their ATSC 3.0 signals and promised to file a Petition for Reconsideration of the FCC order authorizing next-gen OTA TV transmission if they do.
Many broadcasters are excited about the opportunities that the Next Gen standard ATSC 3.0 is likely to produce, but the case is made in a recent letter from the American Cable Association to the FCC, that excitement could lead to detrimental actions to viewers.
In a letter to the chair and ranking members of the House Communications Subcommittee, the American Cable Association raised the concern that ATSC 3.0 could potentially hurt, not help, emergency alerts.
Significant strides have been made with video description services that are available to the blind and visually impaired says the American Cable Association in a filing with the FCC.
New VP of Regulatory Affairs position to strengthen legal and policy advocacy.