Senate Committee Passes Public Safety Spectrum Bill
Congress, Public Safety, Senate, Spectrum, Wireless
June 9th, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed a deficit reducing measure Wednesday to reallocate the D-Block spectrum to public safety and gain federal funding to realize a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network.
The measure, known as the Strengthening Public-safety and Enhancing Communications Through Reform, Utilization, and Modernization (SPECTRUM) Act of 2011, is seen by proponents as a way to both reduce the federal deficit and honor first responders who lost their lives due to communications network failures during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Georgetown, Columbia Programs Gather Experts To Discuss National Broadband Plan
Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, NTIA
March 21st, 2011
WASHINGTON March 21, 2011 – The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information and Georgetown University’s Communication Culture and Technology Program gathered government officials and industry experts Friday to debate the federal government’s implementation of the National Broadband Plan.
Goolsbee and Chopra Highlight Administration Innovation Policies
Intellectual Property, Patents
March 9th, 2011
WASHINGTON March 10, 2011 – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation brought government officials and business executives Wednesday to discuss the Obama administration’s innovation policies.
‘Text4Baby’ Reported in Washington Post; Four Months After Broadband Breakfast Club
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
February 10th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 10, 2010 – The Washington Post on Tuesday reported about “Text4baby,” a new service offered by the government allowing expectant mothers to opt-in to receiving tips and text messages relating to their pregnancy. Participants of the Broadband Breakfast Club learned about the pending program four months ago, at the October 2009 breakfast forum.
High Speed Connections Vital to Promote Telemedicine, FCC Panelists Say
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
September 27th, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 15, 2009 – Most hospitals are unable to effectively use telemedicine because of the lack of a truly high-speed connection, said Douglas Van Houweling, CEO of Internet2, speaking at the Federal Communications Commission broadband workshop on September 15.
Warner Says Virginia's Broadband Maps Put State 'Ahead of the Curve'
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
July 27th, 2009
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 27, 2009 — The Obama administration’s broadband stimulus program “has not been marketed well,” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said at the kick-off to a Monday morning event at which top federal and state officials were speaking on it.
In Report to Congress, NTIA Details Broadband Grant Procedures
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Weekly Report
May 25th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2009 – By June 30, the NTIA intends to hire an outside contractor to help administer its broadband grants program, release rules for $4.7 billion in grants, and issue two separate notices of funds availability.
Senate Committee Likely to OK Strickling as NTIA Head, Chopra as CTO
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
May 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2009 – With little questioning or controversy, the Senate Commerce Committee appeared poised ready after a Tuesday hearing to submit to the full Senate for confirmation the nominations of two key technology officials in the Obama administration.