Conservative Journalists Rip Old Media For Light Scrutiny of Democratic Congress
August 8th, 2008
WASHINGTON, August 8 – Panelists and the moderator of a panel of conservative journalists on Thursday criticized the old media’s reluctance to continue to keep Democratic members of Congress under the microscope for alleged ethical lapses.
To Make Government More Transparent, 'Embarrass' Federal Agencies
July 31st, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 31 – Part of the job of Congress is to “embarrass” federal agencies whose projects are often late and over budget, the chairman of a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee said Thursday.
Broadband Adoption and Not Availability is Key Challenge, Says One Economy
July 31st, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 31 – Although broadband is largely available in low-income communities in the United States, many of the poor do not see a reason to subscribe, the vice president of the non-profit One Economy Corporation said Wednesday.
OECD Broadband Ranking System Needs Restructuring, Says Think Tank
July 29th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 29 – Basing telecommunications policy around the faulty ranking system of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development would lead to an “ill-defined national broadband strategy,” officials from the Phoenix Center think tank said Monday.
AT&T Lobbyist Says Telecom Company to Alter High-Speed Advertising
July 23rd, 2008
July 22 – A senior AT&T lobbyist said that his company would alter the way that it advertises its high-speed internet tiers, and hinted that the telecommunication giant would soon move to usage-based billing.
HDNet Founder Mark Cuban and Google Spar Over Copyright at FCC Hearing
July 22nd, 2008
July 21 – The founder of a high-definition cable television channel and a top content official with Google sparred at an FCC field hearing on Monday over the role that search engines should play in policing broadband content for copyright violation.
FCC Chairman Martin Wants FCC to Map Broadband Data and Speed Tiers
July 21st, 2008
July 21 – The United States government needs to expand its broadband mapping efforts and collect information about internet speed tiers, Federal Communications Chairman Kevin Martin said in Pittsburgh on Monday.
NebuAd Chairman Says Company 'Satisfied' With 'Opt-in' Privacy Proposals
July 17th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 17 – With other panelists calling for comprehensive privacy legislation, NebuAd’s CEO told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Thursday that the internet advertising company would be “satisfied” if an “opt-in” rule became mandatory.
FCC Begins Field Tests of 'White Space' Prototypes, Motorola Passes 'Without a Hitch'
July 17th, 2008
ELKRIDGE, MARYLAND, July 16 – The FCC on Wednesday began field testing wireless internet devices that transmit signals over broadcast television frequencies by examining the reliability of prototypes designed by Motorola and Philips Electronics at a state park here.
Microsoft Attorney: Jerry Yang Said Google-Yahoo Merger Would Kill Competition
July 15th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 15 – Yahoo founder Jerry Yang said that if Yahoo and Google agreed to merge, competition in the search engine industry would cease, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday.