Posts Tagged ‘Bob Goodlatte’

Broadband Roundup: More Action on Connect America Fund, FTC versus FCC, NSA Surveillance Continues

FCC June 23rd, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 – The Federal Communications Commission announced that its open meeting on July 11 will center on closed captioning of internet protocol-delivered video clips, the Connect America Fund’s rural broadband expansion, and modernizing E-Rate to deliver digital learning. Tom Wheeler explained more about the E-Rate modernization plan in a blog post on […]

Broadband Roundup: Internet Tax Freedom Act, Report on Broadband Speeds, and AT&T on Gigabit Networks

Broadband Data, Broadband Roundup, FCC, Gigabit Networks June 19th, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 – The House Judicary Committee on Wednesday approved the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act this week by a vote of 30-4, according to a press release from the committee. The act banned state-imposed taxation of internet access or discriminatory taxes on e-commerce. Originally enacted in 1998, the bill had previously been […]

Broadband Roundup: FBI after Chinese Hackers, AT&T after DirecTV, Congress after FCC Chairman Wheeler

Broadband Roundup, Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, Net Neutrality May 20th, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 – On Monday, tensions with China over cybersecurity increased as the U.S. Justice Department indicted five Chinese military officers for stealing trade secrets from six United States companies. The Guardian quoted Attorney General Eric Holder as saying, “The range of trade secrets and other sensitive business information stolen in this case […]

Cell Phone Unlocking Picks Up Steam With Administration Urging Permanent Action by FCC

Broadband's Impact, Copyright, FCC, NTIA September 17th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2013 – The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission take action to permit consumers to “unlock” their cellular phones. The Obama administration is urging the agency to allow consumers to purchase and make use of any wireless provider’s service with any cellular device, provided that the consumer is […]

House IP Chairman on COICA: “We Don’t Want To Be Egypt.”

Copyright, Intellectual Property February 21st, 2011

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2011 — The lead lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives regarding intellectual property issues says that he and his colleagues need to be extremely wary of giving the federal government too much unfettered power when it comes to seizing the domain names of web sites that are suspected of promoting online piracy.

Comcast’s Roberts to Keynote State of the Net Conference

Broadband Updates December 16th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 16, 2009 – Comcast CEO Brian Roberts wil keynote the annual “State of the Net” conference next month, representatives of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee announced on Monday. “State of the Net” is an annual Washington-based technology policy conference. Held by the Congressional Internet Caucus, it brings together industry leaders, activists and policymakers from all ends of the political spectrum.

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