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Articles by Kathryn Bachman

Chaffetz to press Wheeler on emails and WH influence

March 16, 2015 8:19 pm

House oversight chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) will have some hard questions for FCC chairman Tom Wheeler at today’s hearing about the process that led up to the FCC’s recent open Internet order and the White House’s role in it. For several weeks leading up to the FCC’s 3-2 party line [...]

Advice for GOP: Play nice at FCC hearings

March 16, 2015 3:14 pm

Supporters of the FCC’s open Internet order offered some advice for Republicans. If they want to pass a bipartisan alternative to the order that the President will sign, take it easy on FCC chairman Tom Wheeler when he testifies before Congress over the next two weeks. “If it turns into an [...]

Dish gets more flak for spectrum strategy

March 16, 2015 3:00 pm

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai isn’t letting go of his opposition to the way Dish gained access to a large swath of wireless spectrum from last month’s AWS auction. And he’s again calling on his fellow commissioners to pull the plug on the existing terms of the sale. Pai’s statement comes as [...]

Face off: Wheeler to run the gauntlet at House, Senate hearings this week

March 15, 2015 7:59 pm

At last week’s annual Tech Prom, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler was celebrating the “proudest day of my public policy life,” the day the commission adopted open Internet rules on a party-line vote. This week, the GOP-led Congress will try to take him down a peg. Wheeler is scheduled to testify [...]

Welcome to KatyontheHill

March 15, 2015 7:53 pm

The intersection of media, marketing and technology is inescapably public, profoundly personal and significantly underserved by the news outlets in DC.  To help fill that gap: KatyontheHill, the DC news site for media, marketing and tech. All three businesses I cover are reshaping content and [...]

Happy 30th, dot-com

March 15, 2015 7:41 pm

Dot-com – the ubiquitous suffix that steers our browsers around so much of the internet – is turning 30 this week. The birthday is all the more notable since the Internet has been going live with more than 500 top level domains. Coming soon to a browser near you is a web address ending [...]

Senate judiciary takes up patent reform this week

March 15, 2015 7:35 pm

The Senate judiciary committee will hold a hearing Wednesday to take up patent reform. New legislation to swat back abusive practices by patent assertion entities–companies which hold patents solely to assert intellectual property claims–was well on its way to becoming law until it was scuttled [...]
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