FCC's Wider 'MVPD' Rule Hits Constitutional Snag, NCTA Says

By Margaret Harding McGill (June 30, 2015, 4:36 PM EDT) -- The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has urged the Federal Communications Commission not to expand the definition of "multichannel video programming distributor" to include some online video distributors, saying the consequences of the change might not pass constitutional muster, according to an ex parte filing posted Tuesday.

The NCTA said it met with members of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's office to discuss the change, which the FCC issued in a notice of proposed rule-making in December. The new definition of MVPD would include "subscription linear" online video distributors that provide channels of scheduled programming. The NCTA said Tuesday that the new...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!