Acting FCC Chairwoman Clyburn Announces Second Wave of First Phase of Connect America Fund
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service
May 23rd, 2013
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 – The Federal Communication Commission will offer $485 million to expand fixed broadband access in rural areas, Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said on Wednesday. The funding is part of a public and private effort to provide broadband services in areas, predominantly rural, that currently lack adequate access. The money is intended […]
Republican and Democratic Freedom Fighters Join Hands to Proudly Declare Freedom on the Internet
February 6th, 2013
WASHINGTON, February 6, 2013 – Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee collectively patted themselves, and their nation, on the back at a hearing on Tuesday entitled, “Fighting for Freedom: Dubai and Beyond.” Our notions are grounded in freedom, said Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas. Indeed, said Rep. Poe, “freedom is what we do in […]
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.
Mercatus Gathers Experts to Debate Mobile Competition
May 19th, 2011
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 – The Mercatus Center, a market orientated research center located at George Mason University, gathered key industry insiders to discuss how the Federal Communications Commission analyzes market competition in the wireless industry on Wednesday.
“The FCC needs to look beyond just the numbers to determine if competition is actually occurring,” said Thomas Hazlett, professor of law & economics at George Mason University School of Law. “The Commission should take into account the analysis conducted by Wall Street to see how the financial market views the mobile market.”
Federal Communications Commission To Update Media Marketplace Rules
FCC, Intellectual Property, Media
March 4th, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday moved to tweak the rules governing the terms on which cable companies and satellite operators can re-transmit the signals of broadcasters in the wake of several high-profile disputes that often left consumers in the dark at critical programming moments.
NARUC Panel Explores Network Neutrality
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality
February 15th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 15, 2011 – The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Committee on Telecommunications convened a panel of industry experts Monday morning to discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s recently issued Open Internet Order and its legal ramifications.
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.
Groups Generally Pleased With FCC ‘White Spaces’ Decision
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Public Safety, Wireless
September 23rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 23, 2010 – Broadband watchers generally reacted favorably to the Federal Communications Commission’s vote on Thursday to finalize rules to open vacant television channels, which are often referred to as TV white spaces.
Uncertainty Over Net Neutrality Makes it the ‘Black Hole’ of Telecom Policy
Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
September 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 22, 2010 – BroadbandBreakfast.com on Wednesday released the video, for free, of the first Broadband Breakfast Club event of the monthly event foum’s third season, on the issue of net neutrality and broadband regulation.
The panelists at the event, “Title I, Title II: How Should Broadband Be Classified?” included a medley of almost all conceivable views about broadband regulation.
Hands On or Hands Off? Future of Broadband Regulation at Breakfast Club
Broadband Calendar, FCC, Net Neutrality
September 20th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2010 – The Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, September 21, will feature a discussion about the future of broadband, and how it is regulated. Among the panelists who will face off at the event, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, are officials from Public Knowledge, the Phoenix Center, Georgetown University and the Computer and Communications Industry Association.