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With AT&T’s T-Mobile Merger All But Dead, It’s Time to Focus on Broadcasters

Congress, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum, Wireless August 31st, 2011

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2011 – With the Justice Department’s announcement on Wednesday that it will contest AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, the attention should now turn to what some consider the deal’s key driver: getting more wireless spectrum into the hands of broadband providers.

Agency Heads Appear Before Congress to Tackle Privacy Issues

Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, NTIA, Privacy July 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON July 18, 2011- Two congressional subcommittees called on the heads of several government agencies late last week to inquire how each addresses Internet privacy issues.

The panel, assembled by the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology included the heads of the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Expert Opinion: Why the FCC should deny the AT&T / T-Mobile Merger

Expert Opinion, Media ownership, Mobile Broadband, Wireless June 9th, 2011

In order for the Federal Communications Commission to approve the mega-merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, AT&T has to make a showing that the merger is in the public interest. Despite AT&T’s declaration that this merger is the most pro-consumer, pro-innovation and pro-investment solution to America’s wireless problems, a mega-merger like this can only hurt the broadband market, both for innovators and consumers alike.

Walden Speaks On Net Neutrality, Spectrum At Cable Summit

Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Net Neutrality, Public Safety, Senate, Spectrum April 14th, 2011

WASHINGTON April 14, 2011 – Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, voiced his opposition Wednesday to network neutrality, supported increased oversight of the Federal Communications Commission and addressed how spectrum issues need to be explored with great caution at the American Cable Association summit.

FCC Bureau Chiefs Report To NARUC On Commission Activities

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Mobile Broadband, Public Safety, Spectrum, Universal Service, Wireless February 16th, 2011

WASHINGTON February 16, 2011 – Officials from the Federal Communications Commission updated the telecommunications subcommittee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on the current state of wireless, public safety and wireline competition at the Association’s yearly convention Tuesday.

Research Shows Broadband Adoption Related to Clear Need for Its Use

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Education, Fiber, Health, Minority, Public Safety October 6th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 6, 2010 – The final day of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference looked at broadband adoption and universality. The problems addressed are key in helping the government determine how broadband is being adopted and where intervention is necessary.

House Leaders Call on FCC to Protect the Open Internet

Net Neutrality August 16th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2010 – Democratic Representatives Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, Anna G. Eshoo of California, Jay Inslee of Washington and Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania urged that the Federal Communications Commission weigh in to preserve an open internet.

The letter, they said, is a direct response to the recent Google-Verizon announcement that provides exceptions to the principle of network neutrality, or the notion that internet service should not be prioritized based on competitive advantage.

Medical Technology Makers Debate Convergence of Health Issues, Spectrum

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Health, Spectrum, Wireless July 28th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2010 – Experts gathered at the behest of the Federal Communications Commission and Food and Drug Administration to give the investor and research and development perspective at the agencies’ public meeting on enabling the convergence of communications and medical systems.

Study: More Federal Workers Seek Teleworking Opportunities

Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan June 21st, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2010 – More federal workers wish to telework and the government should study private sector efforts to make that happen, according to a new study.

Small Town’s Telecom Drama Continues: Municipal Utility Sues Cable Group For Discriminatory Access To Programming

Broadband TV, FCC, Media ownership, Rural Utilities Service June 10th, 2010

NEW YORK, June 10, 2010 – A long-running feud between a municipal utility in Lafayette, La. and Cox Communications appears to have revived itself Wednesday when LUS Fiber filed a lawsuit against the National Cable Television Cooperative. LUS Fiber charges that the cable group is unfairly denying it membership, thus depriving the Lafayette utility from millions of dollars in savings when buying television programming.

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