White House Cybersecurity Czar Highlights Escalation Paths for Cyberdefense, Highlights ‘Risk-Management’
Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity
August 17th, 2015
ASPEN, August 17, 2015 - The Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen 2015 Forum opened here on Sunday night with a focus on the increasing prominence that cybersecurity threats play in core national defense matters.
“A greater and greater percentage of the president’s daily briefings is taken up with cybersecurity threats,” said Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator, speaking at the mountain resort here in a question-and-answer session with Alan Raul, a partner and global coordinator for privacy and data security with the law firm of Sidley Austin.
Michael Daniel, White House Cybersecurity Czar, and Alan Raul, at Aspen.
How Internet Companies Are Driving a Public Utility Regulation Approach to Net Neutrality
FCC, Net Neutrality
September 12th, 2014
WASHINGTON, September 12, 2014 – In what would have seemed highly unlikely just a few months ago, growing support for public utility regulation is emerging. Tech companies, politicians, internet service providers, and component makers have started to outline their views regarding their policy approach to the issue of net neutrality. In order to understand the […]
Press Release: Verizon to Purchase Intel Media Assets
January 21st, 2014
This press release caught our eye, signaling the end of Intel’s venture in interactive television. Where is the next major advance in television going to come from: the technology industry, entertainment industry partners, or communications companies like Verizon Communications and Comcast? NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, […]
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.
Bringing Moore’s Law Off the Desktop and Into the Cloud By Intel CEO at Consumer Electronics Show
Broadband's Impact, CES2014, Cybersecurity, The Innovation Economy, Wireless
January 7th, 2014
LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2014 – Just six months on the job, the new CEO of Silicon Valley computing giant Intel came to the International Consumer Electronics Show here to hail the power of tiny.
“Most of my career, computing has been something that you hold in your hand, in your pocket, or that sits on a desk,” said CEO Brian Krzanich. “That idea is about to be transformed.”
“We are entering this tiny world,” he said, referring to the Intel Tri-Gate three-dimensional 22 nanometer transistor, and “tiny could not be better.” Future advances toward 14 nanometer transistors are in the works, he said.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas 2013: Better Electronics, Richer Content, Higher-Speed Broadband
Broadband Updates, CES2013, The Innovation Economy
January 7th, 2013
LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2013 – Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show here is a veritable extravaganza of technology, high-value content, and broadband connections. Countless product announcements for this dynamic industry area are made here every year. It’s also the place where digital business models and public policy questions intersect. Given the interest that our broadband […]
Will Consumer-Friendly Smart Meters Pave the Way to Smart Grid Adoption?
Broadband Data, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Press Releases, Smart Grid
November 14th, 2011
November 14, 2011 – When the Federal Communications Commission identified six concrete goals in the national broadband plan, the one specific application highlighted by the agency was energy consumption: “To ensure that America leads in the clean energy economy, every American should be able to use broadband to track and manage their real-time energy consumption.”
This goal – tracking and managing energy consumption – is right at the intersection of two trends that will be explored at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, November 15: “The Smart Grid and Broadband.” Click here to register for this event.
Smarter Cities Need Better Broadband to Realize Their Networking Potential
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid
September 19th, 2011
September 19, 2011 – America’s unique concept of federalism – joint sovereignty between the states and the federal government – sometimes obscures some on-the-ground realities when it comes to the all-important topic of economic growth and development. The simple fact is that cities serve as the engine of life, commerce, culture and sociality.
Tomorrow, at the Broadband Breakfast Club event on September 20, 2011, at 8 a.m., we’ll engage on this subject. The discussion will feature Gale Brewer, a New York City Councilmember who has been one of the country’s leading advocates of better broadband. Gail has represented the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and currently chairs the Committee on Governmental Operations, where she has worked to make better use of technology to save money, improve city services, and bring residents, businesses and non-profits closer to government and their communities.
Gale Brewer will keynote this event, which is titled, “Making Cities of the Future Smarter Through Broadband.”
Obama Administration Officials Push Patent Reform As Senate Continues Debate
March 1st, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 — Top Obama administration officials moved to assuage American inventors’ fears Tuesday that a fundamental change being sought in the nation’s patent system won’t put them at a disadvantage .
Obama Administration Boosts U.S. Patent Office’s 2012 Budget
Intellectual Property, Patents
February 15th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 15, 2011 — Amid talk of making sacrifices and cuts, the Obama Administration’s 2012 budget in contrast proposes to boost the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s budget in 2012 by 16% over 2010 levels to $2.7 billion.