Court Overturns FCC Auction Rules
August 26th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 26, 2010 – The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded that the Federal Communications Commission auction rules have violated the Administrative Procedures Act. The rules mandated that small businesses hold their spectrum for 10 years prior to selling it and prevented them from leasing more than 50 percent of the spectrum to third parties.
FCC not Helping Minorities Claims Minority Media & Telecom Council
July 19th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2010. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is not making adequate achievements in including minorities and women, according to David Honig, president and executive director of the Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC). As a matter of fact, he says market barriers and lack of opportunity are decreasing minority involvement in the broadband, telecom, and media industries.
Clear Correlation Between Education and Adoption, Says FCC Consumer Research Director
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
October 20th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 2, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission says that it wants to ensure that the pending national broadband plan addresses the needs of minorities, and the October 2, 2009, workshop heard multiple perspectives on the subject, with a focus on “Diversity and Civil Rights.”
Number 2 NTIA Official: Changes Coming to Broadband Stimulus Program
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content
September 30th, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, September 30, 2009 – The chief of staff at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration said Wednesday that there will be changes in the rules governing the broadband stimulus program, and that the government would begin seeking comments on changes in mid-October.