Electronics CEO Gary Shapiro Says Broadband Should Not Be Regulated as a Utility
June 9th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 – The head of the leading trade association for the electronics industry on Wednesday weighed in against classifying broadband as a utility and subjecting it to extensive government regulation. Instead, regulators should follow a “minimal harm first” principle, said Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, in a speech at […]
The Internet of Everything, 3D Printing, 4K Video, and Robotic Drones: Among Broadband Breakfast’s Top 5 Trends From CES
automotive, Broadband's Impact, CES2014, The Innovation Economy, Wireless
January 8th, 2014
LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2014 – Coming to the International Consumer Electronics Show year after year enables a technology observer to see the evolutionary power continuously wrought by the digital revolution.
Herewith follows Broadband Breakfast’s impressionistic list of five top trends emerging from the mammoth trade show here.
As the trade show isn’t even half-over, we’re not aiming for definitiveness with this list. Rather, we aim to glimpse the future of technology in a context that changes with the start of every year.
Industry Reactions to Tom Wheeler’s Nomination to Be FCC Chairman: CCIA, NCTA, CTIA, NTCA, CEA and MPAA
May 1st, 2013
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 - The following are reactions from President Barack Obama’s Announcement that Tom Wheeler would be Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from several of the leading major telecommunications, media and technology industry trade groups. Ed Black, President and CEO of the Computer and Communications Industry Association: “President Obama has nominated the right […]
Statement by Consumer Electronics Association on Julius Genachowski’s Departure
March 22nd, 2013
From Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro on the announced departure of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski: As I named him at the 2013 International CES®, Chairman Genachowski is the ‘Spectrum Chairman.” Consumers and industry alike will benefit for years to come thanks to Genachowski’s service at the FCC. Said CEA Vice […]
With Broadband as Driver for Today’s Consumer Electronics Technologies, Here’s the Top 10 Issues for 2013
Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, CES2013, Intellectual Property, International, The Innovation Economy, Wireless
January 13th, 2013
WASHINGTON, January 13, 2013 – Starting the New Year off by attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas provides a wonderful lens with which to focus on the year ahead in technology. Today, broadband is the driver for almost all of today’s digital technologies. Of the hundreds of examples of digital technologies that I […]
FCC Chairman Genachowski Touts ‘Incentive Auction’ as Big Win from Broadcasting to Wireless Broadband
Broadband's Impact, CES2013, Congress, FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless
January 9th, 2013
LAS VEGAS, January 9, 2013 – When President Obama came to office nearly four years ago, the transition to digital television hadn’t yet been completed. Now, airwaves once used by broadcasters have been cleared for use by wireless companies. And the Federal Communications Commission is going forward on the next stage of this transition. The […]
Consumer Electronics Industry’s Gary Shapiro Offers Kinder Words to Hollywood at CES Show Opener
CES2013, Intellectual Property, The Innovation Economy
January 8th, 2013
LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013 – One year after Consumer Electronics Association President Gary Shapiro opened his technology trade show with a war cry against the entertainment industry, Shapiro this morning touted “two industries working together to solve problems” of sharing digital content. In his welcoming remarks at the launch of the Consumer Electronics Show […]
‘The Wired Home and Wireless Policy’ Breakfast – Convergence Legislation and Consumer Adoption
Broadband and Democratization, Broadband TV, Broadband Updates, FCC, FCC Comments, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, The Innovation Economy, Wireless
January 19th, 2012
WASHINGTON January 17, 2012 – BroadbandBreakfast.com kicked off a new year of the Broadband Breakfast Club fresh off the heals of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas with a Breakfast on “The Wired Home and Wired Policy” featuring the Presidents of four major technology and telecommunications trade associations and the Wireless Telecommunication Bureau Chief of […]
Chairman Genachowski Outlines FCC Goals at Consumer Electronics Show
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, Wireless
January 10th, 2011
LAS VEGAS, January 10, 2011 – FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski highlighted the Commission’s successes in the 111th Congress and looked to its goals in the 112th during a discussion with at the Consumer Electronics Show on Friday.
The conversation between the Chairman and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) CEO, Gary Shapiro, took place in front of a crowd of hundreds of tech industry representatives, analysts and journalists at the Las Vegas Convention Center and focused almost entirely on the need for sound, progressive mobile broadband policy.
After 14 years, FCC Tries Again To Bring Competition to Cable Access
FCC, Intellectual Property, Media
October 15th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, October 14, 2010 — As expected, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday ordered cable companies to make their programming more accessible to device manufacturers so that consumers have more reasons to buy innovative gadgets that can more seamlessly access cable television programming and content on the web.