FCC’s Wheeler Testifies Before House Subcommittee, Defends Record on Net Neutrality
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
May 20th, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler came under heavy criticism during a Tuesday hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, with many members expressing disapproval of the agency’s recent performance, particularly over the issue of network neutrality. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., criticized the agency’s “selective […]
Dingell Opposes Broadband Reclassification
July 30th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 30, 2010 – In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission Democrat John Dingell said that the chairman should abandon his effort to reclassify broadband. In a response chairman Genachowski said that while he looks forward to working with Congress to a update the communications act key feels that these actions need to occur quickly and cannot wait for Congress to complete its deliberation.
Forbearance and Reclassification – It’s Like Peanut Butter and Jelly
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
June 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2010 – FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn spoke at the Media Institute last week on the issue of broadband authority and regulation. She devoted the majority of her remarks to debunking the concerns of critics who oppose the FCC’s recent proposal to reclassify broadband Internet services under section II of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
Study: Telecom Deregulation Has Not Increased Investment
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
February 12th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 12, 2010 – The FCC should do everything it can in the upcoming national broadband plan to restore competition in the communications market, shows a new study spearheaded by Economics and Technology and lauded by Public Knowledge.
National Cable and Telecommunication’s ‘Adoption Plus Program’ Born on Discussions with FCC Chiefs
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
December 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 2, 2009 – The nation’s cable television and internet providers are once again making an aggressive push for broadband stimulus funds to be spent on “demand-side” programs as the National Cable and Telecommunications Association announced a pilot program for “Adoption Plus” – a proposal to promote broadband adoption for nearly 3.5 million children of middle school age.
The children targeted by the program live in around 1.8 million low-income households that are eligible for the National School Lunch Program and do not receive broadband services.
States Seeking Better Broadband Nationwide Turn and Make a Local Focus
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.
Internet Subcommittee Chair Hails Universal Broadband Service, Decries FISA
June 22nd, 2008
June 20 – All Americans, whether they be poor, handicapped, or rural, have the right to universal broadband service, Rep. Ed Markey said on Friday. The congressman also blasted the compromise foreign surveillance legislation that passed Congress on Friday.