DTV Transition Won't Upset NTIA, FCC Efforts on Broadband; Agencies Say They're Well Staffed on Both Fronts
Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA
June 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2009 – Last Friday’s nationwide transition from analog to digital television doesn’t mean a quick refocusing of manpower to broadband stimulus efforts at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, agency officials said.
Out of the DTV Hot Seat, Baker is Proud of NTIA Tenure
February 27th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 26, 2009 – Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce Meredith Atwell Baker, who spent much of 2008 as the public face of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s digital television coupon program, didn’t express regrets about her tenure in spite of Congress’ decision to delay the DTV transition.
Copps' Seeks to Revitalize Transparency and Cooperation at FCC, Welcomes Broadband Stimulus Legislation
FCC, National Broadband Plan
February 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 11, 2009 – Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps said he had “no idea” how long he will hold the gavel, but he has no intention of being a mere seat-warmer.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Resigns, Expresses Regret About Public Safety Communications
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
January 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2009 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin on Thursday resigned from his position, effective Inauguration Day, and expressed the regret about the lack of interoperable communications networks for public safety officials.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s Incredible Silicon Valley Wi-Fi Adventure
November 7th, 2008
SAN JOSE, November 6 – It was Kevin Martin’s day to suck up praise from Silicon Valley. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission – for about two more months – came to the Wireless Communications Association’s annual conference here on Thursday to be feted by many Googlers, including company co-founder Larry Page.
The Real White Spaces Debate: To Create or Abolish a Market in the Airwaves
November 4th, 2008
WASHINGTON, November 4 – I’ve been following the “white spaces” for as long as it has been happening – four, maybe five years – and I must admit that I am surprised by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s sudden fondness for them.
Cable Industry and Cable Regulators Lament Power of Federal Communications Commission
FCC, National Broadband Plan
July 11th, 2008
WASHINGTON, June 10 – The Federal Communications Commission has gone all out in its efforts against cable television operators, two speakers close to the cable industry said Thursday at a conference of the Alliance for Community Media here.
Copyright Office: No Compulsory Licenses for Internet Companies
July 2nd, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 1 – The U.S. Copyright Office on Monday said that Internet companies streaming local television signals over the Internet should be denied a compulsory copyright license.