Economists Say Network Neutrality Regulation Would Harm Consumers
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality
April 12th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2010 – A group of well-known economists has determined that the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed network neutrality regulations would harm consumer welfare.
Panelists: Information-Sharing to Solve Cyber-Security Woes Still Lacking
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
October 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 30, 2009 – Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker said at the agency’s workshop on September 30 that security is the most important challenge facing the communications sector. “I think it’s really important we get this right, because if this is the part we get wrong, all the rest is for naught.”
Balancing Consumer Choice in the Information Privacy Debate
July 25th, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2009 – Advertisers need to consider consumers’ right to privacy when they collect information on individual internet consumers, a panel of academics, non-profits and industry officials agreed on Friday.
House Defers to Senate Broadband Data Bill; Final Bill Deletes Funding and National Map
October 7th, 2008
WASHINGTON, October 7 – Congress last week passed legislation, the “Broadband Data Improvement Act,” that seeks better information about high-speed internet connections but cuts all authorization of funds – an amount that had totaled $40 million for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012 in the Senate Commerce Committee version of the legislation.
Agenda for Broadband Census for America Conference on September 26, 2008
September 8th, 2008
WASHINGTON, September 8, 2008 – Many of the nation’s foremost broadband policy-makers and experts will analyze and discuss best practices for improving the collection and sharing of public data about high-speed internet access at the Broadband Census for America Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, September 26, 2008.
BroadbandCensus.com Joins with One Web Day: Learn About Your Internet Options and Take the Census
August 19th, 2008
WASHINGTON, August 19 – BroadbandCensus.com is pleased to support One Web Day on September 22, 2008. We join with One Web Day in helping you learn about your internet options and take the broadband census. Doing so will allow all of us to better understand the true state of broadband competition in our communities, our states, our country and our world.
A Debate About Data Confidentiality and the Forthcoming 'Broadband Census for America'
August 8th, 2008
WASHINGTON, August 8 – Data about the names of broadband carriers and the locations in which they offer services, by ZIP code, is not confidential information. Data about the number of subscribers that carriers have in a particular ZIP code may well be confidential.
Announcing a Half-Day Conference About Universal Broadband Data on September 26, 2008
August 7th, 2008
Save the Date Announcement WASHINGTON, August 7, 2008 – BroadbandCensus.com, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Texas at Austin’s Robert S. Strauss Center, and the Virginia Tech eCorridors Program invite government officials, academic researchers and other key stakeholders to a half-day conference on collecting and sharing public data about high-speed internet access.
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.
AT&T Lobbyist Says Telecom Company to Alter High-Speed Advertising
July 23rd, 2008
July 22 – A senior AT&T lobbyist said that his company would alter the way that it advertises its high-speed internet tiers, and hinted that the telecommunication giant would soon move to usage-based billing.