Free State Foundation Panel Calls for USF, Intercarrier Compensation Reform
Broadband's Impact, Universal Service
July 14th, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 – The Free State Foundation, a free-market think thank, assembled key industry experts Wednesday and pressed for the immediate need for reforms to the Universal Service Fund and Intercarrier Compensation systems.
For the past year, the Federal Communications Commission has worked on updating the Universal Service Fund to handle the demands of broadband expansion rather than voice service.
Education and Entertainment Seen as Essential to Minority Adoption
Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality, Universal Service
December 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2009 – In order to provide universal broadband, national policymakers will need to better understand and motivate under-indexed minority groups. That was the message at the Internet Innovation Alliance’s ‘Universal Broadband: Access for All Americans’ conference on Thursday.
“It’s a question of knowledge and accessibility just as much as it is affordability,” said Cornell Belcher, pollster and President of Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies.
White House Announces Nomination of Mignon Clyburn to Democratic FCC Spot
FCC, National Broadband Plan
April 30th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2009 – The White House announced late Wednesday its intention to nominate South Carolina Public Service Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to the Federal Communications Commission.
Telecom Experts and State Regulators Ponder FCC Reform Agenda
FCC, National Broadband Plan
February 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 18, 2009 – The day after the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners approved a resolution calling for reform of the Federal Communications commission, a panel of former agency staffers, commissioners and state regulators debate Wednesday over what areas truly needed reform and how to achieve it.
States Seeking Better Broadband Nationwide Turn and Make a Local Focus
November 11th, 2008
November 11 – State telecommunications officials concerned about the universal deployment and use of high-speed internet services joined together at a San Jose conference on Thursday to compare notes, plot strategy and encourage programs and activities that will lead to better broadband.
FCC Set to Press Forward on 'White Spaces,' But Pulls Comprehensive Overhaul of Telecom Payments
Universal Service, Wireless
November 4th, 2008
WASHINGTON, November 4 – The Federal Communications Commission on Monday deleted one of the four big-ticket items that it planned to tackle at its Tuesday open meeting, but resisted pressure to spike a rule that would force broadcasters to share the vacant spaces between television channels.
Broadband Census Executive Director to Speak at Federal Communications Commission Summit
November 3rd, 2008
WASHINGTON, November 3 – Drew Clark, Editor and Executive Director of BroadbandCensus.com, will speak in Silicon Valley on Thursday, November 6, at the summit on broadband data sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
FCC Hammers Comcast For Deception and Unreasonable Internet Practices
Expert Opinion, Net Neutrality
August 1st, 2008
WASHINGTON, August 1 – The Federal Communication Commission’s enforcement action against Comcast can be seen either as a limited response to a company’s deceptive practices, or a sweeping new venture by the agency into regulating internet policy.
FCC Chairman Martin Wants FCC to Map Broadband Data and Speed Tiers
July 21st, 2008
July 21 – The United States government needs to expand its broadband mapping efforts and collect information about internet speed tiers, Federal Communications Chairman Kevin Martin said in Pittsburgh on Monday.
U.S. Broadband Better Than Reflected in OECD Study, Says FCC Commissioner
July 14th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 14 – A study about broadband adoption by the Phoenix Center is a better gage of United States deployment than the higher-profile reports of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a Republican Federal Communications Commissioner said Monday.