Broadband Roundup: A Spectrum Efficiency Challenge, Comcast Comments, Verizon Vexes Industry
FCC, Fiber, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Wireless
October 7th, 2014
WASHINGTON, October 7, 2014 – Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and wireless industry pioneer Marty Cooper took to the opinion page of the San Jose Mercury News to offer their thoughts on the future of wireless spectrum. As they emphasized the importance and centrality of mobile devices and Internet access, the two highlighted the limited […]
Expert Opinion: Telehealth Provides Antidote for ‘Help Wanted’ in Rural America
Expert Opinion, Health
September 15th, 2014
Rural Americans are sicker, poorer and more likely to be uninsured than their urban counterparts. Vital human capital links in our nation’s information and healthcare supply chain are missing in rural America, and we need more skilled health care professionals in those communities. Telehealth capabilities offer an antidote to the rural health care conundrum by […]
Senate Hearing Explores Issues Surrounding Wireline Communications
July 25th, 2013
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013 — The Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet held a hearing examining the implications of the transition to Internet Protocol for wireline communications on Thursday. Several of the witnesses stressed the need for modernization, both in terms of regulations and technology. Gigi Sohn, President of Public Knowledge, stated that now […]
Open Access Rules Touted as Prescription For Low U.S. Broadband Rank
Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality
November 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – The United States has lost a lot of ground concerning internet expansion, adoption and affordability – ranking below the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Korea – according to experts at a telecom conference on Thursday.
Additionally, said Debra Lathen, board member of British Telecom, the U.S. is plagued by battles over efforts to intrude upon network neutrality. That is not the case in the United Kingdom, she said. Such a problem does not exist in England.
Industry Reactions to NTIA/RUS Broadband Meeting Generally Positive
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
March 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2009 – Despite a packed-to-capacity auditorium, long lines and occasionally unanswered questions, reactions to Tuesday’s unveiling of the Obama administration’s $7.2 billion stimulus program were generally very positive among attendees and industry observers.
Difficulty of Porting Telephone Numbers from Carriers Highlighted in House Hearing
July 23rd, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 22 – A Tuesday House subcommittee hearing on competition in the telecommunications industry focused on the ability of consumers to switch, or “port,” their telephone numbers from one carrier to another in a timely fashion.