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White House Cybersecurity Czar Highlights Escalation Paths for Cyberdefense, Highlights ‘Risk-Management’

Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity August 17th, 2015

ASPEN, August 17, 2015 - The Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen 2015 Forum opened here on Sunday night with a focus on the increasing prominence that cybersecurity threats play in core national defense matters.

“A greater and greater percentage of the president’s daily briefings is taken up with cybersecurity threats,” said Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator, speaking at the mountain resort here in a question-and-answer session with Alan Raul, a partner and global coordinator for privacy and data security with the law firm of Sidley Austin.

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Michael Daniel, White House Cybersecurity Czar, and Alan Raul, at Aspen.


EXCLUSIVE: An Array of FCC Partners on ConnectED Program Strive for Digital Education

Education, FCC, Minority, NTIA October 13th, 2014

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2014 – As technology permeates society, students are growing more comfortable with learning in the technology medium. Whether it’s organizing tables in Microsoft’s Excel, learning design software, or computer programming, there are increasingly fewer excuses to avoid technology. Tech giants like Microsoft, Autodesk, Apple and Prezi are embracing this rapid evolution and […]

Broadband Roundup: Advocacy Groups Weigh in Pro-and-Con on Net Neutrality

FCC, Net Neutrality September 17th, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2014 – A variety of developments on the battle regarding network neutrality: FreePress Tells FCC Title II Ensures Net Neutrality Protections The advocacy group Free Press blasted Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s efforts to use Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as the means to enough to ensure network […]

How Internet Companies Are Driving a Public Utility Regulation Approach to Net Neutrality

FCC, Net Neutrality September 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2014 – In what would have seemed highly unlikely just a few months ago, growing support for public utility regulation is emerging. Tech companies, politicians, internet service providers, and component makers have started to outline their views regarding their policy approach to the issue of net neutrality. In order to understand the […]

Broadband Roundup: Internet Giants on Net Neutrality and FCC’s Rural Broadband Launch

FCC, Net Neutrality, Universal Service July 14th, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 – Some of the world’s leading tech giants, represented by a lobbying firm called the Internet Association, have officially filed their petition for net neutrality. The companies include Google, Facebook, Netflix and Amazon, among others. “The internet’s continued success is not inevitable,” the group wrote. “Broadband internet access providers continue to […]

Broadband Roundup: AT&T Won’t Block Internet, Google and Vodafone Working to ‘Seal Cracks’ in Net

Broadband Roundup, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality, Wireless June 9th, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 – In a blog post on Friday, AT&T gave its assurance that paid prioritization was not part of the telecommnications gianits plans. “Not a single [internet service provider] has asserted a desire or right to engage in any of these practices to create ‘fast lanes and slow lanes.’  AT&T certainly has […]

Broadband Roundup: Data Brokerage Industry in the Hot Seat, Library and Education Group Want More E-Rate Funds

Broadband Roundup, Education, FCC, Universal Service May 28th, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 – The National Journal reported that the Federal Trade Commission released a report charging the data brokerage industry with collecting “troves” of information on nearly all American consumers. The agency urged Congress to push for more transparency. Believing that an invasive collection of personal data could harm consumers, the FTC recommended […]

Family Search International CEO Dennis Brimhall, in Interview, on Social Aspects to Family History Broadband Applications

Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, Privacy March 25th, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, March 25, 2013 – Dennis Brimhall, CEO of Family Search International, discusses some of the recent changes and upgrades to the web site during the RootsTech conference here. is one of the most well-used genealogy web sites in the world. During the interview, Brimhall discussed the addition of social features […]

Call It Facebook for the Dead: Latter-day Saints’ Helps Build Online Tree of Family Connections

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, social networking March 22nd, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, March 22, 2013 – When I was younger, family history was for old folks. Now that I am older, family history is for kids adept at using computers and mobile devices.

What accounts for this change? Personal computing and broadband. Nowhere is this remarkable change — from the province of the old to a playground for the young — more visible than at the RootsTech conference that kicked off here on Thursday.

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Seeks to Break New Broadband Ground with Social Media Lineup Announcement

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, Intellectual Property, Media, social networking, Social Networking March 17th, 2013

March 17, 2013 – How a music festival connects to their audience is paramount to having a successful event. In recent years, several festivals – including the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – have turned to aggressive viral campaigns to keep people talking about a festival before and after the music plays. The culture of […]

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