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Articles by Thomas Mocarsky

Will Net Neutrality bust the FCC’s budget?

March 24, 2015 5:17 pm

The GOP continued to chip away at the FCC’s open Internet order Tuesday, using the commission budget as its latest cudgel. At a House appropriation subcommittee hearing, members heard another round of testimony from the dueling duo of net neutrality: chairman Tom Wheeler and GOP commissioner [...]

Dot-sucks really sucks for brands and celebrities

March 23, 2015 3:35 pm

Marketers and celebrities are scrambling to protect their brands from the new dot-sucks and dot-porn domain names before they go live in June 2015. However, adult content websites such as may be more excited at the prospect of these domains. Taylor Swift has already [...]

HBO, Showtime and Sony seeking special ISP deals? There’s more to it…

March 22, 2015 5:44 pm

Are HBO, Showtime and Sony pushing for “separate lanes” and “special treatment” from ISPs as the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday? Not according to Dan Rayburn of The WSJ article set off net neutrality alarm bells by reporting that the three nascent Web TV [...]

Will the FCC let radio cure digital motor mouth?

March 20, 2015 7:05 am

No, this isn’t about politically passionate talkers or over caffeinated morning zoo teams, but the disclaimers stations must run for sponsored music or sports programming.  Radio stations will sometimes digitally time compress sponsorship announcements to pack as much understandable information [...]

NBCU to sit out Apple TV? Maybe not.

March 17, 2015 5:45 pm

NBCU may not be able to hold back programming from the rumored Apple TV service, as the Wall Street Journal reported today. In fact, the merger conditions imposed by the FCC and DOJ on Comcast when it acquired NBCU in 2011, may require NBCU to cut deals with over-the-top services, according to [...]
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