April’s FCC meeting promises to be a doozy.
The agency first plans to discuss formation of a national broadband plan. That comes in the wake of stimulus funds approved by Congress earlier this year.
Then, FCC commissioners intend to talk about video competition, a sore subject with cable companies that felt demonized by former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin. Congress late last year found Martin deliberately had the 2006 report rewritten to suit his views that cable was prolific enough to be subject to regulation. The FCC’s acting chairman, Michael Copps, has disagreed with Martin’s treatment of cable and the April 8 meeting should feature a whole new tone and attitude when it comes to cable.