FCC Online Video Plan Would Test Old Rules' Flexibility

By Margaret Harding McGill (July 23, 2015, 7:49 PM EDT) -- Although much of the Federal Communications Commission's focus lately has been on the upcoming airwaves auction, a fight is brewing over how the agency should regulate — if at all — online video distribution under rules that predate today's digital marketplace.

Chairman Tom Wheeler put forth a proposal last year that would allow some online video distributors access to the same programming as cable and satellite companies. Wheeler has said he expects to move forward with a report and order on the issue this fall.

Commissioner Ajit Pai, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Amazon Inc. and others have already lined up...

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