Next Century Cities: GAO Report Should Prompt Accessible Broadband Performance Information
Broadband Data, Press Releases
June 17th, 2015
Editor’s Note: Next Century Cities released the following press release, signed by representatives of 35 of the 95 cities supporting the organization’s six principles. The link to the release on the organization’s web site. 35 Mayors and Elected Officials Call for Accessible Broadband Performance Information Following GAO Investigation WASHINGTON, June 17, 2015 – Today, 35 […]
GAO Study Finds that Broadband Data Caps are Causing Customer Confusion and Less Internet Use
July 30th, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 – Internet service providers are adopting more usage-based pricing models and consumers may be using the internet less as a result, according to preliminary results from a Government Accountability Office study. Consumers may also be neglecting benefits of lower-cost models due to confusion over data caps, the report found. “In the […]
GAO Report Sees Tough Implementation of National Broadband Plan
Broadband's Impact, FCC, International, National Broadband Plan
October 13th, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 13, 2010 – The United States plans to take actions to promote broadband similar to other nations, but achieving the goals will be challenging, says a new government report.
FCC Seeks Input as It Embarks on Crafting Cybersecurity Plan
Cybersecurity, FCC, National Broadband Plan
August 12th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 12, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comment on a cybersecurity roadmap to identify vulnerabilities to communications networks or end users as it endeavors to help craft a national plan to protect the nation.
GAO: Broadband Oversight Agencies Face Risks Due to Lack of Resources
Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, States
August 9th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 9, 2010 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Rural Utilities Service are doing a pretty good job awarding broadband stimulus funding, although both agencies face risks as the Sept. 30 deadline nears for doling out the money.
United States Woefully Lacking a Cohesive Cyberspace Strategy, Says GAO
August 3rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 3, 2010 – Federal agencies have not provided top-level leadership for the United States on cybersecurity issues, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. Additionally, the United States possesses no “clear vision” of how cybersecurity impacts national goals. Rather, the nation has engaged in an ad hoc selection of cybersecurity measures.
Study: Intellectual Property Creates, Fuels High-Paying Jobs
Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Patents, Trademarks
April 29th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2010 – The Global Intellectual Property Center, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this week released a study examining the affects of intellectual property on American jobs between 2000 and 2007.
Study: FCC Could Improve Data Collection Practices
Broadband Data, Documents, FCC, Transparency
March 2nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission could do a better job of collecting and managing the information it gathers from consumers, businesses and other entities, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
Citizens Must Embrace and Benefit from Technology Revolution, FCC Told
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
August 7th, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 7, 2009 – The technology revolution will fundamentally change and improve the way that citizens and government interact, but that change must embrace everyone to accomplish its goals, public officials and policy experts agreed Thursday.
Senators Examine Relationship Between Wireless Carriers, Consumers
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
June 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2009 – Wireless carriers deals with equipment vendors and their commitment to rural coverage came under the microscope Wednesday as executives and industry analysts testified before the Senate Commerce Committee during a hearing on “the wireless consumer experience.”