Posts Tagged ‘James Clyburn’

Profiles of Prospective Candidates to be FCC Chairman: Mignon Clyburn and Tom Wheeler

Congress, FCC, People, Wireless March 27th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 – This week BroadbandBreakfast.com will begin a series profiling many of the top prospective candidates that might be selected to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Julius Genachowski, the 29th chairman, on Friday announced that he would step down within a few weeks. Mignon Clyburn joined Genachowski as one […]

South Carolina and Rhode Island Score Big Wins in Public Broadband Computing

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact February 5th, 2010

WASHINGTON, February 5, 2010 – The Commerce Department on Friday announced two additional broadband stimulus funding grants: $5.9 million to the South Carolina Technical College System, and $1.2 million to a consortium of Rhode Island’s 71 public libraries.

Both grants were made under the portion of funds — $50 million in the first round of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program — earmarked by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for public computing centers.

“Thanks to this funding, public computer centers and computer labs throughout the state of South Carolina will be able to serve more than twice the current number of users,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said in a statement.

Clyburn Sworn in as FCC Commissioner

Broadband's Impact August 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2009 – Mignon Clyburn was sworn in Monday as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. The ceremony took place in her home state of South Carolina, with the oath administered by U.S. Senior District Judge Matthew Perry Jr.

House Whip: Recovery Package Must Not Leave Rural Areas Behind

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA July 15th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2009 – Widespread broadband deployment and adoption is essential to economic recovery as well as social justice, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C. said Tuesday morning at the July BroadbandCensus.com Breakfast Club.

BroadbandCensus.com to Host Two Webinars on NTIA/RUS NoFAs

Broadband Calendar, Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA July 12th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2009 – BroadbandCensus.com announced that it will host two public webinars on navigating the broadband stimulus maze, with special reports from the news staff of BroadbandCensus.com, plus informed guests, on July 15 and July 16.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn to Speak at July 14 Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband Calendar July 9th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2009 – House Majority Whip James “Jim” Clyburn, D-S.C., has confirmed that he will speak at the Broadband Breakfast Club this upcoming Tuesday, July 14, 2009, hosted by BroadbandCensus.com.

All in the Family

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Premium Content June 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – States and cities are continuing their extensive engagement in the question of broadband data and mapping. In fact, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute announced on Friday afternoon that it would issue its request for proposals on broadband developments on Monday – positioning their state to beat the federal government to punch.

Senate Approves NTIA Head Strickling; Genachowski, McDowell for FCC; Baker, Clyburn on Deck

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA June 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2009 – The Senate on Thursday voted to give its consent for Julius Genachowski (D) and Robert McDowell (R) to serve five-year terms on the Federal Communications Commission, with Genachowski holding the gavel as chairman. Also receiving an affirmative vote was Lawrence Strickling, who will head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

White House Announces Nomination of Mignon Clyburn to Democratic FCC Spot

FCC, National Broadband Plan April 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2009 – The White House announced late Wednesday its intention to nominate South Carolina Public Service Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to the Federal Communications Commission.

Telecom Committees in Congress Raise Universal Broadband Issues at Cable Forum

Universal Service April 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2009 – Congress is unlikely to act on major broadband issues until after the August recess, aides to House and Senate committee chairs told attendees Tuesday at the American Cable Association summit here.

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