Spectrum Bill Recap: Now on to the Auction
March 8th, 2012
WASHINGTON March 8th, 2012 – Last month Congress passed one of the more important pieces of legislation regarding the future of wireless access and innovation in our country. The bi partisan legislation has already garnered support from many of the stakeholders and parties involved. Given that we have not covered this legislation up to date, […]
Fox Vs Time Warner Cable: More Revenues for Fox-Higher Rates for Consumers
January 1st, 2010
Two giants in the telecommunications industry battle publicly over Retransmission Consent. Both Fox and Time Warner Cable have let cooler heads prevail in their war over money to be doled out in fees to Fox by extending their negotiations beyond the Dec 31, 2009 deadline.
At issue, the Fox owned broadcast networks carried by [...]
Lawmaker Wants More Spectrum For Wireless Broadband
December 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 4, 2009 – The United States must act soon to meet the increasing demand for more spectrum, a key lawmaker said on Friday.
“Our nation is on the verge of a wireless spectrum shortage,” said Sen. John Ensign, R-N.V. “As evidenced by the tremendous success of smart phones, demand for wireless broadband devices and services is exploding. If the United States does not act soon to meet the increasing demand for more spectrum, we risk falling behind other nations in developing new technologies.”
Telecom and Transportation Should Be Focus of Infrastructure Investments, Says Think Tank
July 28th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 28 – By combining better public information, market mechanisms and smarter systems of subsidization, the government can play a positive role in funding infrastructure investments in telecommunications, according to three reports released Friday by the Brookings Institution.
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.
Dan Rather Slams Press as 'Spineless' at Media Reform Conference
June 10th, 2008
Media consolidation has led the American media to become spineless and insipid because they no longer believe that the media are organs of the public trust, said former CBS News anchor Dan Rather.