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Spectrum Bill and Broadband Breakfast Pre Holiday Wrap Up

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, NTIA, Public Safety, States, Universal Service, Wireless December 14th, 2011

WASHINGTON December 14, 2011 – The FCC, the Hill and the Telecom industry has been busy over the last couple of weeks. Here is a wrap-up of the most important events. House Passes Spectrum Auction Incentive Bill After a 234-193 vote, the House Payroll Tax Extension Bill incorporated the full version of the Republican Incentive […]

FCC Announces Shakeups in Division Posts

FCC, People June 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 –The Federal Communications Commission announced a flurry of new hiring in some of the agency’s top spots this week with new blood due to take over three of the Commission’s upper-level posts.

Tuesday Rick Kaplan as the new Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. On Monday, Robert Naylor was announced as the new Chief Information Officer, and Marius Schwartz as the new Chief Economist in the Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis (OSP).
The recent lineup change by the FCC was announced in three separate press releases in less than 24 hours.

Chertoff, Genachowski Join FCC Cybersecurity Roundtable

Cybersecurity, FCC May 17th, 2011

WASHINGTON May 17, 2011- As part of National Small Business Week, the Federal Communications Commission assembled leading experts for a cybersecurity roundtable discussion on Monday and unveiled a set of new partnerships aimed at educating the public.

“A recent Symantec study found that American small businesses lose billions annually to cyber-attacks, and 74 percent of small and medium businesses reported being affected by cyber-attacks in the past 12 months,” said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. “The average cost of each cyber-attack to small and medium sized businesses is nearly $200,000.”

Minow and Genachowski Discuss Spectrum and the Internet

FCC, Net Neutrality, People, Spectrum May 10th, 2011

WASHINGTON May 10, 2011 -To commemorate the 50th anniversary of former Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Newton Minow’s famous speech in which he called television a “vast wasteland,” the National Press Club and the George Washington University Global Media Institute gathered current FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Minow to discuss the current state of the commission and media.

Experts Debate Incentive Auctions at Brookings

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless May 6th, 2011

WASHINGTON May 6, 2011 -The Brookings Institution gathered key industry and government experts Thursday to discuss how solve the impending spectrum crunch through voluntary incentive auctions.

Genachowski Addresses Economic Club of Washington

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless April 21st, 2011

WASHINGTON April 21, 2011- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski visited the Economic Club of Washington Wednesday to answer questions that covered spectrum auctions and the impending merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.

“To continue our growth in mobile broadband we need to free up more spectrum,” Genachowski said. “Spectrum is the oxygen of the mobile world and without more it will be stifled.”

Free Press Panel Blasts ‘Broken’ FCC

FCC, Media ownership, Net Neutrality, Wireless April 13th, 2011

BOSTON, April 13, 2011 – Panelists at the Free Press National Conference for Media Reform railed on the Federal Communications Commission over the weekend, debating to what extent the Commission has been “captured” by industry and how to fix it.

Joel Kelsey, Political Advisor at Free Press, moderated the panel, entitled “How to Fix the Broken FCC.” The event included participants from the public interest, industry and government sectors.

FCC Addresses Wireless Buildout Issues At Monthly Meeting

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Wireless April 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 – The Federal Communications Commission passed a series of measures aimed at expanding mobile broadband access at its April open meeting on Thursday.

Analysis: For AT&T, It’s All About The Spectrum

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless March 29th, 2011

WASHINGTON March 29, 2011 – With the acquisition of T-Mobile, AT&T may be not only solving a long standing question about where it would find the spectrum to deploy its planned 4G network, but also make a leap in its public image.

Currently, AT&T uses a band of spectrum not supported by any other carrier in the world, meaning handsets must be specially made for the carrier. Both T-Mobile and AT&T use the same base technology, but the two carriers run their 3G networks on different bands of spectrum. The acquisition of T-Mobile would greatly increase the amount of spectrum and infrastructure that AT&T would possess, bringing service to a greater number of Americans.

FCC Approves Qwest-CenturyLink Merger

FCC March 21st, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 -The Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of telecommunications carrier, Qwest Communications, and internet service provider, CenturyLink.

Following the completion of the merger, Qwest will become a subsidiary of CenturyLink.

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