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Articles by Kathryn Bachman

“Lights! Camera! Drones!”

March 25, 2015 8:24 am

Expect more spectacular aerial footage in your favorite TV shows and Hollywood movies. The Federal Aviation Administration has relaxed its drone rules and Hollywood is ready to fly more cameras drones. Operators who have previously received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to use [...]

T-Mobile is expanding in DC. Here’s why.

March 24, 2015 8:50 pm

T-Mobile is adding more firepower to its Washington office. Former iHeart Media lobbyist Brendan Kelsay has joined the “Un-carrier” as director of federal affairs at a critical time for the company. T-Mobile is lobbying hard to convince the FCC to set aside at least half the spectrum [...]

Senate calls for national Internet of Things strategy

March 24, 2015 8:37 pm

Embracing the Internet of Things, the Senate unanimously passed  a resolution Tuesday evening calling for the United States to develop a national strategy that taps into the full potential of connected technologies. The resolution was introduced by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), [...]

Senate hearing presses FAA to let drones fly

March 24, 2015 6:27 pm

Amazon finally got approval from the FAA last week to test its drone delivery system outdoors. Trouble was, the process took so long that by the time the FAA gave the e-commerce giant the okay, Amazon had moved on to an improved unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Amazon was exhibit number one Tuesday [...]

Cruz Facebook chatter jumps 3,000% on Presidential bid

March 24, 2015 7:34 am

From the moment Sen. Ted Cruz  (R-Texas) announced in a tweet that he is running for President, 2.2 million Facebook users took to their pages to generate 5.7 million posts, likes, comments and shares expressing their point of view on Cruz and his campaign. That’s a  whopping 3,000 percent [...]

Ad biz preps defense on tax reform

March 24, 2015 6:05 am

Broad tax reform is back in Congress and the advertising community is taking steps so lawmakers don’t decide to limit the existing advertising tax deduction as they tried to do last year. Tax reform has been a heavy lift in Congress, but Senate finance committee chairman Orrin Hatch restarted the [...]

Here they come: first net neutrality lawsuits

March 23, 2015 6:15 pm

The first of the lawsuits against the FCC’s net neutrality order were filed Monday. U.S. Telecom, representing many of the nation’s broadband providers, filed its lawsuit in the Washington, DC court of appeals. Alamo Broadband, a small wireless broadband provider in the San Antonio suburbs, [...]
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