Rockefeller, Hutchison Would Expand Lifeline Program to Broadband
Broadband's Impact, Universal Service
December 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2009 – The Broadband Opportunity and Affordability Act, which would direct the FCC to expand the Universal Service Fund’s Life Line program to support broadband service, as well as explore programs to subsidize computer ownership for low-income Americans, was introduced in the Senate late Friday with bipartisan support from members of the Senate Commerce Committee.
Broadband People Column: Victoria Espinel Confirmed For Top Intellectual Property Post
Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Premium Content
December 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 4, 2009 – The Senate has confirmed Victoria Espinel to be the first U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.
Her job will be to craft the nation’s next intellectual property strategy. Though former President George Bush created the position of U.S. Coordinator for International Intellectual Property Enforcement and filled it with Chris Israel, the intellectual property czar has been elevated to a White House position under President Obama.