FCC Chairman Wheeler: Internet TV Providers Should Be Regulated Like Cable TV Providers
November 4th, 2014
WASHINGTON, November 4, 2014 – Internet television services like the constantly beleaguered Aereo may soon be regulated like cable TV, if the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has his way. In a recent blog post, Tom Wheeler stated the possibility of making the rules that govern video content and providers “technology neutral.” If the […]
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 […]
Broadband Roundup: Dish Network Lobbying, John Thune Criticizes E-Rate, 10 Gigabits Over Copper
Broadband Roundup, Copyright, FCC, Fiber
July 10th, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 – Satellite TV provider Dish Network is lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to block Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable, according to National Journal. Charlie Ergen, chairman of Dish, told FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that “serious competitive concerns” would arise from the deal and that Comcast would effectively control “choke points” […]
House Committee: Convergence is Common in Communications Industries, So Why Not Regulatory Convergence?
May 27th, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 – The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently released a white paper that seeks public comment on competition in the communications and technology sectors, as well as what role the FCC should have in regulating the sectors. The paper pointed to a rapidly evolving digital landscape in the 21st Century and […]
With Broadband as Driver for Today’s Consumer Electronics Technologies, Here’s the Top 10 Issues for 2013
Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, CES2013, Intellectual Property, International, The Innovation Economy, Wireless
January 13th, 2013
WASHINGTON, January 13, 2013 – Starting the New Year off by attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas provides a wonderful lens with which to focus on the year ahead in technology. Today, broadband is the driver for almost all of today’s digital technologies. Of the hundreds of examples of digital technologies that I […]
The Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas 2013: Better Electronics, Richer Content, Higher-Speed Broadband
Broadband Updates, CES2013, The Innovation Economy
January 7th, 2013
LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2013 – Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show here is a veritable extravaganza of technology, high-value content, and broadband connections. Countless product announcements for this dynamic industry area are made here every year. It’s also the place where digital business models and public policy questions intersect. Given the interest that our broadband […]
Federal Communications Commission To Update Media Marketplace Rules
FCC, Intellectual Property, Media
March 4th, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday moved to tweak the rules governing the terms on which cable companies and satellite operators can re-transmit the signals of broadcasters in the wake of several high-profile disputes that often left consumers in the dark at critical programming moments.
A History of Network Neutrality
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality
October 11th, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 11, 2010 – The issue of network neutrality is one that has become an increasing problem around the globe. In the United States, the problem became more of an issue with the rise of cable and DSL service.
FCC Issues Notice of Inquiry Regarding Broadband Regulation and Industry Offers a Mixed Response
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality
June 18th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 –Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission met to consider putting out a Notice of Inquiry on how they should regulate broadband. After the recent Comcast decision the FCC’s ability to regulate broadband was put into question. After looking at the various issues FCC’s counsel came to the conclusion that there were 2 possible methods of regulating either as an information service under Title I or as a Telecommunications service under Title II. The chairmen however did not feel that Title I gave the commission enough authority; while Title II put too much regulation on ISPs; to solve this he created his Third Way proposal.
Telecom Industry Launches Technical Advisory Group to Solve Net Neutrality Issues
FCC, Net Neutrality
June 17th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2010 – In response to the recent Third Way announcement made by FCC Chairmen Julius Genachowski, a group of ISPs, content creators and hardware makers have joined to form a working group to discuss the issues surrounding network neutrality.