With regard to news, Brian notes that Nathan Simington has been confirmed to serve on the FCC, replacing Michael O’Rielly. With FCC Chairman Ajit Pai leaving on Jan. 20, 2021, the FCC will then have four Commissioners — two Democrats and two Republicans.
Brian reminds members that the new Truth In Billing law takes effect on Dec. 20. He suggests that members visit the Member Lounge on the ACA Connects website for additional information, including access to the Nov. 5 ACA Connects staff webinar on the impact of the law.
Lastly, Brian encourages Members to view a replay of the Dec. 10 webinar where satellite operators Intelsat and SES discuss their plans for transitioning MVPD earth stations whose operators did NOT elect the lump sum.