Speaking at Federal Trade Commission, Obama Urges Internet Privacy Legislation for Consumers and Students
Cybersecurity, Net Neutrality, Privacy
January 12th, 2015
WASHINGTON, January 12, 2015 – President Barack Obama on Monday announced that his administration would push for two new pieces of federal internet privacy legislation, one pertaining to consumers and one pertaining to students. He also announced that the Department of Education would offer new tools to help students and teacher help protect their privacy. […]
Gigabit Networks Featured at Kansas City Broadband Conference This Week and Next
Broadband Data, Gigabit Networks
January 12th, 2015
January 12, 2015 – Gigabit Networks will be a featured discussion and two Kansas City- based broadband conference this week and next week. “Gigabit City Summit” will take place in Kansas City, Missouri, from Tuesday, January 13 through Thursday, January 15. “The State of Broadband – And the Road Ahead” will take place in Kansas […]
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, in Press Call with Sen. Markey, Proposes $1.5 Billion Increase in E-Rate
FCC, Universal Service
November 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON, November 17, 2014 – Federal Communications Committee Chairman Tom Wheeler and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., on Monday proposed increasing the $1.5 billion cap to the E-rate portion of the Universal Service Fund. Schools and libraries, who would benefit from such an increase, have been calling for it for years now. Despite requests for E-rate […]
Press Release: Rural Broadband Experiments Draw Interest from Almost 200 Applicants
FCC, Rural Utilities Service
November 12th, 2014
Experiments Explore Expansion of Robust Broadband in a Time of Technology Transitions WASHINGTON, November 12, 2014 - The Federal Communications Commission’s experiment exploring how to expand robust broadband in rural America in the most cost-effective way has attracted almost 600 project bids from 181 applicants, representing nearly $885 million worth of projects. In total, the 181 […]
Technology Groups, Members of Congress Laud and Criticize Obama’s Net Neutrality Statement
November 12th, 2014
WASHINGTON, November 12, 2014 – President Obama sparked both praise and anger on Monday when he urged the Federal Communications Committee to classify broadband as a regulated utility under Title II of the Communications Act. With liberals pushing for Title II regulation and with conservatives decrying more regulation, many observers had seen an alternative route proposed […]
Attendees at Connect Michigan Conference Want Rural High-Speed Broadband
Broadband Data, Fiber, NTIA, Wireless
October 29th, 2014
WASHINGTON, October 29, 2014 – Small business owners, teachers, librarians and representatives broadband industry official gathered at the 2014 Michigan Broadband Conference in the city of Lansing on Wednesday to discuss affordable and innovative ways to enhance Michiganians’ internet access. The conference was hosted by Connect Michigan, a Michigan subsidiary of the non-profit national group […]
Press Release: Kirton McConkie Expands New Telecom Practice with Addition of Technology Industry Lawyer Drew Clark
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Gigabit Networks, NTIA, Press Releases
October 28th, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 28, 2014) – Kirton McConkie PC is pleased to announce that Drew Clark has joined as of counsel in the firm’s Telecommunications Practice Group. He joins shareholder David J. Shaw in this new practice area for the firm, which focuses on assisting state and local governments in deploying broadband infrastructure to support economic development. [...]
Cloud Immigrants, 3D Telepresence and Immersive Reality Chart New Era for Education and Health, Says Pew Report on Gigabit Apps
October 16th, 2014
WASHINGTON, October 16, 2014 – Three-dimensional holograms, immersive virtual reality environments, instant face-to-face meetings that match physical meetings and inch closer to a real-life virtual hug.
These are among the technologies made available by Gigabit Networks, according to “Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age,” a report released last week by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project.
“What is striking about the answers in the report is that technologists are way ahead of current reality,” said Lee Rainie, the Director of the Internet Project, in an interview.
The report surveyed more than 1,400 experts from academia, tech firms and the industry about their thoughts on the report’s two titular topics: apps and connectivity in 2025.
Hearkening Back to Civil Rights Era, Wheeler Discusses Role of Universal Internet Access
Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
October 10th, 2014
WASHINGTON, October 10, 2014 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that access to high-speed broadband is crucial to civic and economic participation in our society, his remarks at the 32nd annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture. This year’s lecture celebrated the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Parker’s petition to the […]
At Schools and Libraries Broadband Conference, Educators Lament Lack of Internet Funding
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, Universal Service
October 10th, 2014
WASHINGTON, October 10, 2014 –High-capacity internet and networked services are the future of education because they will provide instructors and students with the necessary connectivity and capacity for 21st century educational technologies, said the Indiana state director of Education Networks of America at the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition conference here last week.