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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:43 am 
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FCC to Whack Outdated Broadcast Regs

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has released the tentative agenda for the Jan. 30 meeting, and it will be something of a breather after the December and November meetings that included controversial issues including net neutrality and media ownership reg rollbacks. ... egs/171005

PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:42 pm 
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> enhancing wireless emergency alerts

Only as good as the people doing the alerting. SB County held off until it was too late with the cell phone warnings that the time had come to flee. Typical local authorities worry about crying Wolf.

> Net connections in rural areas

What is Agit Prop's bandwidth enhancement? Many schemes competing for market share cause interference with other forms of communication, actually reducing overall bandwith available to consumers. The situation in the UK, where they have had one disaster after another, should be instructive. Americans, though, think some old guy in the sky protects them from everything bad, so it will remain a lesson not learned.

> Nothing controversial

We need to get the coverage of election campaigns back under control, but that will never happen.

"Our democratic institutions... seem to have been upended by frat-boy billionaires from California," remarked Canadian politician Charlie Angus. (BBC, 11/27/18)

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