GOP Proposes SECURE IT Act and Chairman Genachowski Speaks About Cybersecurity at the Bipartisan Policy Center
Congress, Cybersecurity, FCC, Senate
March 5th, 2012
WASHINGTON March 5, 2012. Since our Broadband Breakfast Panel Discussion on “Cybersecurity Legislation in Congress: Where Does it Stand” a couple of weeks ago there have been some notable cybersecurity headlines that we wanted to update you on. Since the panel, GOP Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Saxby […]
BroadbandCensus.com People Column: Nicole Silverman Joins Qorvis
Broadband's Impact, Premium Content
November 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 6, 2009 – The corporate communications firm Qorvis has brought Nicole Silverman on board to work on technology and telecom policy issues and reputation management for foreign governments. Silverman, whose title will be director, was most recently an account manager in Waggener Edstrom’s public affairs practice where she oversaw the development and implementation of international public affairs programs for Fortune 500 companies, foundations and trade associations. At Waggener Edstrom, Silverman developed an expertise in telecom policy.
Sen. McCain Introduces Legislation to Kill Proposed FCC Net Neutrality Rules
Broadband Updates, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
October 23rd, 2009
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Thursday introduced legislation prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission from implementing the Network neutrality rules that it kicked off on Thursday. The two-page bill is a naked prohibition upon the FCC: the agency “shall not propose, promulgate, or issue any regulations regarding the Internet or IP-enabled services.” Click here for a copy of the bill.
In the Coming Battle over Net Neutrality, Bell Companies Prefer the FCC to the FTC
August 11th, 2008
August 11 – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain is preparing to launch a new telecom and technology agency, in which he’s pushing for the Federal Trade Commission — and not the Federal Communications Commission — to be the key internet enforcement agency.
Democratic Party Debate Over Net Neutrality Over, Advocates Declare
July 29th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 29 – In lining up the support of all major Democratic challengers running for Senate this fall, advocates for Net Neutrality said that this complicated issue of telecom politics has now become a partisan issue in November’s general election.
Europe and Asia are 'Cleaning Our Clock' on Broadband, Says Report Author
July 11th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 10 – The lack of a cohesive national broadband policy in the United States is hampering the nation’s ability to deploy high-speed broadband, attorney James Baller said Thursday at the Alliance for Community Media conference here.
Baller: McCain and Obama Should Issue Joint Statement on Broadband
FCC, National Broadband Plan
June 24th, 2008
WASHINGTON, June 23 – Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama should issue a statement underscoring the importance of broadband in the United States, said one proponent of a national broadband strategy.
At Personal Democracy Forum: The Internet, Media and Journalism
June 23rd, 2008
NEW YORK, June 23 – On the Internet, everything is public now. The afternoon panel at the Personal Democracy Forum here, on the “Clickocracy” and the Internet’s impact on media and journalism left one wondering: are there any rules left in journalism? And just how can journalists retain credibility and accountability?
Candidate Meets Web: Internet Campaign Directors on What Worked and What Didn't in 2008
June 23rd, 2008
NEW YORK, June 23 – The final morning panel on the first day of the Personal Democracy Form here focused on worked and what didn’t in the 2008 campaign. To the question, “has the Internet finally arrived as a campaign tool?”, the answer is: yes.
Net Neutrality Disagreement Between Two Former FCC Chairmen
June 10th, 2008
Network Neutrality was the key sticking point in a Tuesday presidential debate, by proxy, between two former chairmen of the Federal Communications Commission chairmen: Reed Hundt and Michael Powell.