Al Franken at Free Press Panel: The Internet Is the First Amendment Issue of Our Time
FCC, Net Neutrality, Senate, The Innovation Economy
July 9th, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 – The internet is the First Amendment issue of our time, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn, said at a Tuesday panel discussion hosted by the non-profit advocacy group Free Press. He chastised opponents of net neutrality for not understanding that without it, “deep-pocketed corporations can pay to get their content to you […]
Patent Reform: First-To-File Provision Survives California Challenge
Intellectual Property, Patents
March 4th, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 — The U.S. Senate on Thursday rebuffed an effort by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. that would have eviscerated the current push to switch the United States’ method of awarding patents to one that is in line with the rest of the world’s.
Commerce Sec. Locke Announces $7.5 Million in Broadband Grants to Los Angeles
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact
January 13th, 2010
January 13, 2010 – Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, speaking Wednesday at the South Los Angeles WorkSource Center, announced the funding of a number of recovery projects, including $7.5 million to the city of Los Angeles for broadband. The grant will be used to expand Los Angeles’ computer access network.