Profiles of Prospective Candidates to be FCC Chairman: Karen Kornbluh and Catherine Sandoval
Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, People, Wireless
April 3rd, 2013
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 – This week BroadbandBreakfast.com continues its series of profiles of 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 on March 22, that he would step down within a few weeks. Many credited Julius […]
Three Democratic Senators Press for Action on Network Neutrality
FCC, Net Neutrality
November 30th, 2010
WASHINGTON, November 30, 2010 – Three Democratic senators on Tuesday sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission urging him to “guarantee network neutrality” by the end of the year.
Sen. Kerry Prods FCC Chief in Fee Impasse Between Cablevision and Fox
October 19th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, October 19th, 2010 — Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) on Tuesday prodded Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski to take action in the business dispute between Fox Television and Cablevision when he sent over draft legislation that would change the way cable companies and broadcasters arrive at carriage agreements.
Will Copyright Law Save New York Area Baseball Fans?
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Media, Media ownership, National Broadband Plan
October 19th, 2010
As the landmark dispute over retransmission consent fees between Fox and Cablevision threatens to drag on through Tuesday, New York area baseball fans who are also Cablevision subscribers are scrambling to make alternative plans to view or hear the game.
One ostensibly legal option they have is to view the Tuesday game between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies on a new internet television service that retransmits broadcasters’ signals over the internet.
Sen. Kerry Reaffirms Support for Network Neutrality
Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Wireless
September 2nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 2, 2010 – Massachusetts Democrat Sen. John Kerry has issued a statement strongly in support of network neutrality.
Kerry Urges FCC to Act on Network Neutrality
FCC, Net Neutrality
August 6th, 2010
WASHINGTON August 6, 2010- Senator John Kerry (D- Mass) is urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski to preserve and protect the open internet.
Facebook, Google, and Apple Ease Privacy Concerns of Senators
July 28th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2010 – Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation are worried about unclear consumer online privacy policies and the negative effects of targeted advertising.
Representatives from Apple, Facebook, Google, The Cato Institute, AT&T, and the Annenberg School for Communication overviewed their current privacy policies and tools, and outlined the future of their privacy controls.
Kerry and Snowe Introduce Bill to Mandate Spectrum Inventory
FCC, NTIA, Spectrum, Wireless
July 19th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 19, 2010- Senators John Kerry (D- Mass) and Olympia Snow (R- Maine) have introduced a bill which will direct the FCC and NTIA to conduct a spectrum inventory and the creation of a National Strategic Spectrum Plan.
Genachowski Announces Creation of Spectrum Data Inventory
FCC, Spectrum, Wireless
July 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2010 -The Federal Communications Commission will increase its transparency by overseeing the creation of a spectrum inventory that includes users and license holders, agency Chairman Julius Genachowski told senators in a Thursday letter.
Last May, Senators John D. Rockefeller and John Kerry asked Genachowski and the FCC to create a comprehensive database of spectrum users and licensees. Genachowski’s Thursday reply said that the FCC is now taking an inventory of all spectrum users and licensees.
Trade Groups Urge Senate to Fully Fund Broadband
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, States
July 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 15, 2010- The National Association of Telecommunications and Advisors (NATOA) and the National Association of Counties have sent a letter to Senators Reid, Durbin, Inouye, Rockefeller and Kerry urging them to prevent the House from rescinding broadband funding.