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Broadcasters Want ATSC 3.0 NPRM by Oct. 1

The FCC should launch a rulemaking on the ATSC 3.0 transition by Oct. 1, said numerous broadcasters in reply comments posted Monday and Tuesday in docket 16-142. “Time is of the essence,” said a joint filing from petitionersSubscribe to Read >>

Changing ‘Ownership Models’ Have Big Connected-Car Implications, Conference Told

CAMPBELL, California -- Vehicle “ownership models” are changing, and those shifts will have enormous implications for connected and autonomous cars, said Michelle Avary, vice president-automotive products and strategy at Aeris, an IoT company “focusing on bringing connectivity to devices.&rdquo … Subscribe to Read >>

Public Interest Groups Raise Security Concerns About Auto-Safety Deployments

Public Knowledge and the Open Technology Institute at New America filed an emergency FCC petition Tuesday seeking a stay of operation of dedicated short-range communications systems in the 5.9 GHz band. The groups are leading proponents of Wi-Fi sharing … Subscribe to Read >>

Smart Home Industry Faces Tough Road With Recurring Fees, Says Meagher

Recent reports showing security systems are driving the smart home market may point to only a short-term trend, ROC-Connect Senior Vice President-Business Development Kevin Meagher told us in a follow-up to the Parks Associates Connections conference last month. Subscribe to Read >>

Clinton Blasts 'Economic Impediment' of Bad Internet, Eyes Fixes Once in White House

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton scored initial praise Tuesday from such groups as Free Press, Public Knowledge and TechNet for her plans on telecom and tech policy. Clinton’s agenda promised a defense of net neutrality, backing for a … Subscribe to Read >>

Telecom, Media Cash Not Poised to Bolster Trump Presidential Bid

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump may struggle to win over big donors from the telecom and media industry, political observers told us. Trump faces a tough initial fundraising shortfall compared with Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, ending May … Subscribe to Read >>

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Some Groups Disappointed in Voluntary Drone Privacy Best Practices

Not all participants were happy with how new voluntary privacy best practices aimed at commercial and private drone operators ended a 16-month federally driven process, they told us after Wednesday's deal which some wouldn't endorse (see 1605190007). Several privacy groups said that the guide didn't go far enough in providing protection and sought more than a dozen changes, while a newly formed drone industry group said that the document targeted the technology itself rather than focus on operators' behaviors. … Read More >>

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