More content and more information sources are available now than ever before. Today, consumers have access to a wide variety of content from over-the-air broadcasting, cable, satellite, phone companies, wireless carriers newspapers, and the Internet. In this competitive marketplace, companies battle vigorously for consumers by offering multiple sources of news and viewpoints, as well as compelling content and entertainment. Therefore, the Chamber opposes efforts to impose or reinstitute ownership limits and other similarly burdensome regulations on broadcasting, cable, and other mass media companies.
2016 U.S. Chamber Policy Priorities – Broadcasting and Mass Media:
Advocate for federal policies that keep government regulation of broadcasting and other mass media to a minimum, recognize the highly competitive nature of the industry, and promote market-based solutions.
- October 5, 2016 – We Need a Clear Picture from the FCC on Its TV Set-Top Box Rule
- July 10, 2008 – Letter Opposing Potential Media Ownership Amendment to the Senate Version of the FY09 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill
- June 24, 2008 – Letter Opposing Media Ownership Provision in the FY09 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill
- June 16, 2008 – Letter Opposing Potential Media Ownership Amendment to the FY09 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill
- May 15, 2008 – Key Vote Alert: Opposing S.J. Res. 28, a Joint Resolution of Disapproval Regarding the FCC's Order on Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership
- Mar 31, 2008 – Letter Opposing S.J. Res. 28, Resolution of Disapproval Regarding the FCC's Decision on Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership
- December 7, 2007 – Letter Supporting H.R. 4307, the "Consumer Freedom of Choice in Cable Act"
- July 17, 2007 – Letter Opposing S. 1780 Regarding Indecent Programming
- July 12, 2007 – Letter Opposing Anticipated Television Content-Related Amendments by Sen. Brownback to the FY08 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill
- April 22, 2016 - Comments to FCC on Proposed Rule on Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices (Set-Top Boxes)
- March 2, 2012 - Reply Comments to FCC Regarding the Verizon-Cable Industry Spectrum Transaction
- November 22, 2010 – Comments to FCC Opposing CCFC Petition on Zevo-3
- June 10, 2008 – Comments to FCC Regarding Report on Broadcast Localism and NPRM
- November 20, 2007 – Comments on Video Competition and the FCC's So-Called "70/70" Test
- June 10, 2008 – Chamber Urges FCC to Reconsider Broadcast Localism Report
- December 18, 2007 – Chamber Disappointed With FCC Decision to Resurrect Limits on Cable Ownership
- September 14, 2012 – Remarks of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- October 14, 2011 – Remarks of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Jordan Crenshaw, Assistant Counsel to Senior Vice President
Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs Division