• On August 3, 2011, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., Chair of the House Communications Subcommittee, released a statement partially in response to the FCC’s “Measuring Broadband America” report, noting that “The process leading to the FCC's report on ‘Measuring Broadband America’ was exemplary. … As a result, the Commission and its partners designed and completed a path-breaking study helpful to all broadband consumers.” He criticized, however, the order on program-carriage rules also adopted on August 2, stating that “the process leading to the FCC’s decision to adopt standstill rules for program-carriage complaints leaves much to be desired. The FCC based these rules on a four-year-old Notice of Proposed Rule Making that did not provide the text of a single proposed rule and did not clearly indicate a standstill rule was on the table.” To read the full statement, click here.
  • Both the House and the Senate are on August Recess through September 5, 2011.