Verizon Communications' Fiber-Optic Service Looks Primed to Enter District of Columbia
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.
Digital Natives May Force Rethinking on Copyright, Privacy and Broadband
October 16th, 2008
WASHINGTON, October 16 – As a part of its burgeoning lecture and discussion series, “DC Talks”, Google’s Washington office on Wednesday featured Berkman Center Director and Harvard Law Professor John Palfrey and his new book, Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.
House Defers to Senate Broadband Data Bill; Final Bill Deletes Funding and National Map
October 7th, 2008
WASHINGTON, October 7 – Congress last week passed legislation, the “Broadband Data Improvement Act,” that seeks better information about high-speed internet connections but cuts all authorization of funds – an amount that had totaled $40 million for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012 in the Senate Commerce Committee version of the legislation.
California Telecom Commissioner Rachelle Chong, Former FCC Commissioner, to Keynote 'Broadband Census for America'
September 24th, 2008
WASHINGTON, September 24, 2008 – The finalized program for Friday’s conference includes keynote speeches by Rachelle Chong, the current Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Eamonn Confrey, the First Secretary for Information and Communications Policy at the Embassy of Ireland.
Broadband Census for America Conference: About Our Experts
September 24th, 2008
The Broadband Census for America Conference welcomes the nation’s foremost broadband policy-makers and experts on broadband data collection, distribution and mapping. Here are brief biographies on all the conference speakers and panelists as well as key resources to better inform those attending and participating in the Broadband Census for America Conference 2008.
One Web Day DC 2008: E-Democracy and Information Policy, an Education and a Celebration
September 22nd, 2008
WASHINGTON, September 22 – One Web Day, DC style: New York has a rally celebrating the Internet and its democratizing power, DC holds a panel session focused on the policies that could either expand the web as a democratizing force or stifle it.
Senate Committee Seeks Faster Internet and More Broadband Data
September 16th, 2008
WASHINGTON, September 16 – Senators on the Commerce Committee on Tuesday promoted the benefits of high-speed internet access and called for the passage of measures designed to provide more public information about broadband, and more broadband connectivity.
Aspen Review: Questions Posed by the Expanding Participation of a Many-to-Many Age
August 21st, 2008
August 21 – It’s worthwhile to step back and examine the so-called digital revolution with an eye towards the future of innovation after the Progress and Freedom Foundation’s summit in Aspen, Colorado. What were the essential questions asked by the summit discussants? What are possible answers?
Aspen Dispatch: Over There, Telecom Markets and Policy Abroad
August 20th, 2008
ASPEN, COLORADO, August 19 – Five nations, three continents, and a host of perspectives on telecom policy converged for the final panel of the 2008 Aspen Summit. Convening for a final engagement on the state of communication technologies markets and policies, lead by US Ambassador David Gross, some of the most prominent communications policy makers from Mexico, Spain, Germany and Japan discussed the way forward for governments seeking to unlock innovation around the world.
Aspen Dispatch: Next Generation Policy Outlook
August 19th, 2008
ASPEN, COLORADO, August 19 – Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell and a panel of experts from the communications technologies industry addressed crucial issues arising for operators and users of next generation networks today at the Aspen Summit, hosted by the Progress and Freedom Foundation.