FCC Chairman Responds to Senators Questions on Broadband
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Wireless
July 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2010 – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission responded to senators’ questions generated after he testified before them in April on the National Broadband Plan and other issues. Genachowki had appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee on April 14 and 64 pages of follow-up questions covered everything from reallocation of spectrum to coverage of Native American lands and Hawaii.
Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee Reviewed Universal Service Reform
FCC, Universal Service
June 25th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 – Universal Service reform is one of the key components of the National Broadband Plan and a principal which many in the telecommunications industry believe needs to happen before the current system collapses. On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation held hearings to determine the state of the Universal Service Fund and to hear testimony to determine what should be done to reform it. While the hearing was titled “Universal Service: Transforming the High-Cost Fund for the Broadband Era” many of the Republican Senators spent a majority of their questions on reclassification not on universal service.
Senators Urge FCC Take Action on White Space
National Broadband Plan, Wireless
June 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2010 – Yesterday Senators Kerry and Snowe sent a letter to the FCC urging them to open up the white space created after the DTV transition. They believe that this spectrum needs to be opened to help support the National Broadband Plan.