signed up 10 million subscribers. Spotify has 75 million total users (including its free, ad-supported service), while Pandora reports close to 80 million total users. Meanwhile, Google says that YouTube views and watch times are accelerating — up 60% from last year and up to an average of viewing session of 40 minutes. The streaming economy is in full flight, but one thing can stop it in its tracks: not enough available spectrum.
approved a bipartisan bill designed to “improve transparency, accountability, and predictability” at the agency. Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has launched a task force to tackle reforms suggested by a 2014 staff working group. And perhaps none have taken more interest in this topic than FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly, who has penned several blog posts in recent months challenging the commission to change “business as usual” in specific ways. But what does “process reform” mean in practice?