• Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., Chair of the House Communications Subcommittee, announced two upcoming hearings: a hearing June 27, 2012, on “how consumers access video content”; and a hearing July 10, 2012, on “on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.” More information is available here.
  • On June 14, 2012, Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced anti-cramming legislation in the form of S. 3291, the Fair Telephone Billing Act of 2012. Sen. Rockefeller stated that “This legislation will prohibit most third-party charges and will ensure that we put an end to cramming on wireline telephone bills once and for all.” The legislation would exempt “legitimate third-party charges of telephone-related services, like collect calls, and ‘bundled’ services,” according to a press release.

To read S. 3291, click here.

To read a one-page summary of S. 3291, click here.

To read the Committee’s press release, click here.