Archive for March, 2013

Profiles of Prospective Candidates to be FCC Chairman: Mignon Clyburn and Tom Wheeler

Congress, FCC, People, Wireless March 27th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 – This week BroadbandBreakfast.com will begin a series profiling many of the top prospective candidates that might be selected to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Julius Genachowski, the 29th chairman, on Friday announced that he would step down within a few weeks. Mignon Clyburn joined Genachowski as one […]

FCC Chairman Genachowski, at Gigabit Community Workshop, Makes First Public Comments Since His Stepping Down Announcement

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, FCC, International, National Broadband Plan, Wireless March 27th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 – “If we build super-fast networks, the innovators will come,” said Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday, in his first public statements since his announcement last Friday that he would leave the agency in a matter of weeks. While speaking at an FCC workshop on the development of gigabit-speed […]

Video of March 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club: ‘Smart Cars, the Consumer Experience and Broadband’

Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, Public Safety, social networking March 25th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 – Today’s cars are getting smarter because drivers are bringing smart phones into their cars and because autonomous-driving systems are getting closer and closer to market availability. Indeed, the accelerating use of the smart phone has dramatically brought the issue of auto safety to the forefront, panelists attending the March Broadband Breakfast […]

Broadband News from Around the World: 4G in Lusaka, Australia’s National Broadband Network and Scotland Fiber Link

Africa, Australia, Broadband's Impact, Europe, International March 25th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 – A recent wrap-up of global broadband news included the following items: Lusaka, Zambia Zamtel, a Zambian Telecommunications company, has announced plans to increase mobile broadband Internet service and availability in the nation, according to the Lusaka Times. Zamtel Chief Eexecutive Officer Dr. Mupanga Mwanakatwe spoke of the company’s plans to […]

Family Search International CEO Dennis Brimhall, in Interview, on Social Aspects to Family History Broadband Applications

Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, Privacy March 25th, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, March 25, 2013 – Dennis Brimhall, CEO of Family Search International, discusses some of the recent changes and upgrades to the FamilySearch.org web site during the RootsTech conference here. FamilySearch.org is one of the most well-used genealogy web sites in the world. During the interview, Brimhall discussed the addition of social features […]

Call It Facebook for the Dead: Latter-day Saints’ FamilySearch.org Helps Build Online Tree of Family Connections

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, social networking March 22nd, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, March 22, 2013 – When I was younger, family history was for old folks. Now that I am older, family history is for kids adept at using computers and mobile devices.

What accounts for this change? Personal computing and broadband. Nowhere is this remarkable change — from the province of the old to a playground for the young — more visible than at the RootsTech conference that kicked off here on Thursday.

President Barack Obama Statement on FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s Departure

FCC March 22nd, 2013

President Barack Obama issued the following statement on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announcement that he is stepping down: I want to thank Chairman Genachowski for his dedicated service on behalf of the American people.  Over the last four years, Julius has brought to the Federal Communications Commission a clear focus on spurring innovation, […]

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, at Public Meeting, Lauds Accomplishment in Broadband Arena

FCC March 22nd, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2013 – In a hurriedly-scheduled Federal Communications Commission meeting on Friday, agency Chairman Julius Genachowski formally announced his resignation from the agency. Genachowski’s resignation, which was expected, puts forward the details of his timing: he will leave the agency in a few weeks. Genachowski has overseen the agency since he was confirmed […]

Statement by Consumer Electronics Association on Julius Genachowski’s Departure

FCC March 22nd, 2013

From Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro on the announced departure of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski: As I named him at the 2013 International CES®, Chairman Genachowski is the ‘Spectrum Chairman.” Consumers and industry alike will benefit for years to come thanks to Genachowski’s service at the FCC. Said CEA Vice […]

House Energy and Commerce Commission Ranking Member Waxman on Julius Genachowski’s Departure

FCC March 22nd, 2013

Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s announcement that he will be leaving the Commission: Chairman Genachowski has been a brilliant chair of the Federal Communications Commission. He has transformed and energized the agency. Under his leadership, the FCC protected consumer access […]

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