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CCAGW Urges Senate Leadership to Pass Extension of STELAR in S. 2789

A straight reauthorization of STELAR under S. 2789 would protect the more than 870,000 satellite TV subscribers who are at risk of losing access to broadcast content vital to their communities.

CCAGW and Public Knowledge Urge Representatives to Oppose H.R. 5140

CCAGW and Public Knowledge urge representatives to reject H.R. 5140, the Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019.

FCC Plans to Open More Spectrum for Unlicensed Use

On December 12, 2019, the FCC will be voting to adopt a NPRM which will make additional spectrum available for unlicensed use in the 5.9 GHz spectrum band. 

December 4, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1575491068

STELAR Expiring Soon to a Satellite Near You

Every five years, the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) expires, and every five years Congress scrambles to extend the authorization.  In the past, some have seen the reauthorization as an opportunity to refine and modernize the law.  However, this year there is a renewed effort by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to let STELAR die.

November 21, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1574350227

Media Ownership Rules Don't Make Sense in Today's Marketplace

The government has thousands of outdated rules that must be streamlined and modernized.

November 7, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1573162403

CAGW Files Comments with FCC on the use of the 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band

On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of Citizens Against Government Waste, I am submitting this ex parté letter in response to the letter dated October 28, 2019, from a group of automotive safety advocates urging the commission to “preserve the 5.9 GHz band for transportation safety.”


On October 21, 1999, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted exclusive rights to 75 MHz of spectrum in the 5.9 GHz range for the development of dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) systems operating in the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) radio service for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications between automobiles.  The FCC’s Report and Order stated that the spectrum could only be used for DSRC systems that the automotive industry had been exploring as an option to improve traffic safety.[1]

Treat: RIFO Is Upheld and the Internet Remains Open

The FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

October 29, 2019 — Alexandra Abrams 1572366328

CBA's Criticism of Senate Testimony on C-Band Is Ludicrous

CAGW reiterates its position that only the FCC should conduct an auction of c-band spectrum rather than allowing foreign satellite companies to benefit at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.

October 23, 2019 — Thomas Schatz 1571860459

The Restoring Internet Freedom Order Court Decision

The Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO), which determined that broadband internet access services (BIAS) are an information service under Title I of the Communications Act of 1934, was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (the Court) on October 1, 2019, in the case of Mozilla v.

October 2, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1570043501

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