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MVPDs Driving Smart Home Technologies to Mass Market, Panelists Say

BURLINGAME, Calif. -- The distinction between the smart home and home entertainment is blurring, said Rob Conant, CEO of Wi-Fi provisioning company Cirrent, on a connected ecosystems panel at Parks Associates’ Connections conference last week. Cable companies, with a … Subscribe to Read >>

‘Immediately’ Disclose 'Process' for Adding Products to Tariffs List, CTA, Other Groups Urge USTR 

CTA, the National Retail Federation and 50 other trade groups from various industries want the U.S. Trade Representative’s office to “immediately make public” the details of the Trade Act Section 301 "process" it will use to add more Chinese-sourced … Subscribe to Read >>

Senate Judiciary Committee Music Copyright Markup Expected in Mid-June

Expect a Senate Judiciary Committee markup on the Music Modernization Act (S-2823) as early as mid-June, with plans of moving forward with the copyright package as originally introduced, despite an alternative bill floated by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore … Subscribe to Read >>

O'Rielly Frustrated With Slow Movement Toward Launch of 3.5 GHz CBRS Band

FCC Commissioners Mike O’Rielly and Jessica Rosenworcel, appearing together at a WifiForward event, agreed the FCC needs to make more spectrum available for Wi-Fi. Both expressed impatience with the slow pace of opening the 5.9 GHz band for sharing … Subscribe to Read >>

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TV Tariffs Won’t Correct China’s Unfair Trade Practices, Says Best Buy Executive

The Trump administration’s proposal to impose 25 percent Trade Act Section 301 tariffs on finished flat-panel TVs imported from China “will not be effective in addressing” China’s alleged unfair trading practices, said Best Buy Chief Merchandising Officer Mike Mohan in written testimony that the company furnished us from Mohan’s appearance Monday at the U.S. Trade Representative office’s hearing on the proposed tariffs (see 1805150069) … Read More >>

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