Posts Tagged ‘CEA’

Electronics CEO Gary Shapiro Says Broadband Should Not Be Regulated as a Utility

FCC June 9th, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 – The head of the leading trade association for the electronics industry on Wednesday weighed in against classifying broadband as a utility and subjecting it to extensive government regulation. Instead, regulators should follow a “minimal harm first” principle, said Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, in a speech at […]

New CEA Group Seeks to Set Standards to Reduce Distracted Driving

Mobile Broadband, Wireless June 20th, 2013

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 – The Consumer Electronics Association announced the formation of a group that will work to establish industry standards for designing devices in ways that will minimize distraction while operating vehicles earlier this week. The group, created by the CEA’s Portable Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics Committee, will work to suggest standards for […]

Industry Reactions to Tom Wheeler’s Nomination to Be FCC Chairman: CCIA, NCTA, CTIA, NTCA, CEA and MPAA

FCC May 1st, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 - The following are reactions from President Barack Obama’s Announcement that Tom Wheeler would be Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from several of the leading major telecommunications, media and technology industry trade groups. Ed Black, President and CEO of the Computer and Communications Industry Association:  “President Obama has nominated the right […]

FCC Chairman Genachowski Touts ‘Incentive Auction’ as Big Win from Broadcasting to Wireless Broadband

Broadband's Impact, CES2013, Congress, FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless January 9th, 2013

LAS VEGAS, January 9, 2013 – When President Obama came to office nearly four years ago, the transition to digital television hadn’t yet been completed. Now, airwaves once used by broadcasters have been cleared for use by wireless companies. And the Federal Communications Commission is going forward on the next stage of this transition. The […]

Consumer Electronics Industry’s Gary Shapiro Offers Kinder Words to Hollywood at CES Show Opener

CES2013, Intellectual Property, The Innovation Economy January 8th, 2013

LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013 – One year after Consumer Electronics Association President Gary Shapiro opened his technology trade show with a war cry against the entertainment industry, Shapiro this morning touted “two industries working together to solve problems” of sharing digital content. In his welcoming remarks at the launch of the Consumer Electronics Show […]

‘The Wired Home and Wireless Policy’ Breakfast – Convergence Legislation and Consumer Adoption

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband TV, Broadband Updates, FCC, FCC Comments, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, The Innovation Economy, Wireless January 19th, 2012

WASHINGTON January 17, 2012 – BroadbandBreakfast.com kicked off a new year of the Broadband Breakfast Club fresh off the heals of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas with a Breakfast on “The Wired Home and Wired Policy” featuring the Presidents of four major technology and telecommunications trade associations and the Wireless Telecommunication Bureau Chief of […]

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Domain Name Blocking Bill Aimed At Curbing Online Piracy

Copyright November 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2010 – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would provide the U.S. Justice Department with enhanced powers to quickly block the domain names and third party enablers of web sites that it deems are dedicated to the piracy of intellectual property.

Intellectual Property Breakfast Club Today Likely to Focus on Bill Seizing Infringing Web Domains

Broadband Calendar, Copyright, Intellectual Property October 12th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 12, 2010 – The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday, focusing on “Finding Solutions to the Problems of Copyright Infringement,” may well focus on S. 3804, the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act” (COICA), introduced late last month by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

The White House Wants to Make Work Cool Again

Broadband's Impact April 1st, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2010 – Kicking off the first White House Conference on Workplace Flexibility yesterday, the First Lady told a her own story about trying to be a professional and a Mom at the same time.

While on maternity leave with Sasha, she got a call for an interview. “I had to scramble to look for babysitting, and couldn’t find one. So what did I do? I packed up that little infant, and I put her in the stroller, and I brought her with me. . . . it was fortunate for me that . . . she slept through the entire interview. And I was still breastfeeding—if that’s not too much information. (Big chuckles from the audience.) . . . I got the job.”

Congress, FCC See DTV Transition Progress; Low Power Broadcasters Say Left Behind

Wireless March 26th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2009 – The transition to digital television since the passage of the DTV Delay Act has been a “major accomplishment,” House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., said Thursday at a hearing on the state of the DTV transition.

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