Archive for November, 2008

States Seeking Better Broadband Nationwide Turn and Make a Local Focus

States November 11th, 2008

November 11 – State telecommunications officials concerned about the universal deployment and use of high-speed internet services joined together at a San Jose conference on Thursday to compare notes, plot strategy and encourage programs and activities that will lead to better broadband.

Net Neutrality Advocates: Wireless Carriers' Network Management Must be 'Reasonable'

Net Neutrality November 7th, 2008

SAN JOSE, November 7 – Emboldened by their summertime victory against Comcast, advocates of network neutrality said Thursday that the next front in battle for the principle would be against wireless carriers who make “unreasonable” network management decisions.

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s Incredible Silicon Valley Wi-Fi Adventure

Wireless November 7th, 2008

SAN JOSE, November 6 – It was Kevin Martin’s day to suck up praise from Silicon Valley. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission – for about two more months – came to the Wireless Communications Association’s annual conference here on Thursday to be feted by many Googlers, including company co-founder Larry Page.

Corning's Fendley Joins NCTA's McSlarrow and Windhausen to Discuss Government-Funded Broadband

Broadband Calendar November 6th, 2008

WASHINGTON, October 22 – Stan Fendley, the director of legislative and regulatory policy for Corning, Inc., has joined the roster of speakers for BroadbandCensus.com’s next big event: the Tuesday, November 18 meeting of the Broadband Breakfast Club.

BroadbandCensus.com Presentation at Federal Communication Commission Broadband Summit

Press Releases November 6th, 2008

SAN JOSE, November 6 – Below is the Power Point Presentation made by Drew Clark, Executive Director, BroadbandCensus.com, at the Federal Communications Commission-National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner’s Joint Summit: Connecting America.

The Real White Spaces Debate: To Create or Abolish a Market in the Airwaves

Expert Opinion November 4th, 2008

WASHINGTON, November 4 – I’ve been following the “white spaces” for as long as it has been happening – four, maybe five years – and I must admit that I am surprised by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s sudden fondness for them.

FCC Set to Press Forward on 'White Spaces,' But Pulls Comprehensive Overhaul of Telecom Payments

Universal Service, Wireless November 4th, 2008

WASHINGTON, November 4 – The Federal Communications Commission on Monday deleted one of the four big-ticket items that it planned to tackle at its Tuesday open meeting, but resisted pressure to spike a rule that would force broadcasters to share the vacant spaces between television channels.

Shouldn't FCC Rules Over Indecency Just Grow Up? Reflections on Free Speech and Converging Media

Expert Opinion November 4th, 2008

WASHINGTON, November 4 – This article, “TV Has Grown Up. Shouldn’t FCC Rules?” first appeared in the Washington Post Outlook section on Sunday, May 16, 2004, or nearly four-and-a-half years ago. It remains more relevant today than ever: the Supreme Court is today considering Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Station, a case about whether the FCC acted properly in sanctioning Fox over the use of the words “fuck” and “shit” on broadcast television.

Broadband Census Executive Director to Speak at Federal Communications Commission Summit

Press Releases November 3rd, 2008

WASHINGTON, November 3 – Drew Clark, Editor and Executive Director of BroadbandCensus.com, will speak in Silicon Valley on Thursday, November 6, at the summit on broadband data sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

Verizon Communications' Fiber-Optic Service Looks Primed to Enter District of Columbia

States November 3rd, 2008

WASHINGTON, November 3 – Despite protests outside, a hearing inside the John A. Wilson building, the seat of the District of Columbia government, showed positive signs that a franchise for Verizon FiOS is imminent in the nation’s capital.

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