Rockefeller, Hutchison Would Expand Lifeline Program to Broadband
Broadband's Impact, Universal Service
December 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2009 – The Broadband Opportunity and Affordability Act, which would direct the FCC to expand the Universal Service Fund’s Life Line program to support broadband service, as well as explore programs to subsidize computer ownership for low-income Americans, was introduced in the Senate late Friday with bipartisan support from members of the Senate Commerce Committee.
Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn Files Latest Anti-Net Neutrality Bill
October 31st, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 31, 2009 – This week Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., added to the growing number of network neutrality-related bills when she filed legislation that would ban the Federal Communications Commission from regulating internet access, as proposed last week by Chairman Julius Genachowski. Blackburn’s measure, H.R. 3924, is intended “to prohibit the FCC from further regulating the Internet.” In a statement, she said FCC rules “ironically would make the Internet less neutral by allowing the FCC to regulate it in the same way it regulates radio and television broadcasts.”
Legislation Regarding Cell Phone Jamming in Prisons Has Industry Concerned
July 16th, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2009 – The legalization of cellular telephone jamming technology in prisons was discussed Wednesday before the Senate Commerce Committee in response to Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s S. 251 introduced earlier this year.
BroadbandCensus.com Deputy Editor Andrew Feinberg on C-SPAN's 'The Communicators'
June 21st, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2009 – In an interview that aired on C-SPAN’s series “The Communicators,” Andrew Feinberg, Deputy Editor of BroadbandCensus.com, addressed Tuesday’s Senate Confirmation Hearing for Julius Genachowski, selected by President Obama to head the Federal Communications Commission.