Digital New England Conference and Webcast Begins Monday at 8:30 a.m. ET with Obama Administration Telecom Officials
Broadband's Impact, Gigabit Networks
September 28th, 2015
PORTLAND, Maine, September 28, 2015 – In the first significant conference following the release of the Broadband Opportunity Council Report and Recommendations, top telecommunications officials from the Obama administration — including the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture — will be speaking on Monday in Portland at “Digital New England: A Summit for Regional Broadband Leaders.” […]
U.S. Commerce Department Promotes Community Networks in Minneapolis Broadband Workshop
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Gigabit Networks, NTIA
September 5th, 2014
September 5, 2014 – The agency responsible for articulating President Obama’s communications policy is taking its campaign to promote community broadband initiatives on the road, and on Thursday in Minneapolis hosted its second workshop on the topic. The event, “Building a Community Broadband Roadmap,” featured remarks by Glenn Reynolds, chief of staff at the U.S. […]
NTIA’s Larry Strickling Recounts Broadband Stimulus Gains, Seeks to Continue Efforts Without Federal Funds
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA
May 30th, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 – The president’s chief adviser on telecommunications, the head of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, on Thursday heralded the first of a series of workshops designed to find ways to “build on the momentum of our successful broadband grant program” without access to federal funds. In a blog […]
Cell Phone Unlocking Picks Up Steam With Administration Urging Permanent Action by FCC
Broadband's Impact, Copyright, FCC, NTIA
September 17th, 2013
WASHINGTON, September 17, 2013 – The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission take action to permit consumers to “unlock” their cellular phones. The Obama administration is urging the agency to allow consumers to purchase and make use of any wireless provider’s service with any cellular device, provided that the consumer is […]
Profiles of Prospective Candidates to be FCC Chairman: Larry Strickling and Jessica Rosenworcel
Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, People, Wireless
April 4th, 2013
WASHINGTON, April 4, 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. Larry Strickling, currently […]
Larry Strickling Cites Public Safety FirstNet As New, Post-Stimulus Broadband Opportunity
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Wireless
May 25th, 2012
ARLINGTON, Va., May 25, 2012 – The new national wireless communications network to serve police, firefighters and other “first responders” may provide a new opportunity to extend broadband stimulus-related activity, a top Commerce Department official said Wednesday.
Dubbed FirstNet, this new public safety wireless network was mandated in February by Congress. Lawmakers allocated up to $7 billion that will be dispensed to state entities under the coordination of a new, independent organization at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
States should act fast to develop plans to utilize funding, said Assistant Secretary of Commerce Larry Strickling, who administers the NTIA. “One of the issues [in FirstNet] is how does coverage from this network get into rural areas?”
Agency Heads Appear Before Congress to Tackle Privacy Issues
Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, NTIA, Privacy
July 18th, 2011
WASHINGTON July 18, 2011- Two congressional subcommittees called on the heads of several government agencies late last week to inquire how each addresses Internet privacy issues.
The panel, assembled by the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology included the heads of the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Strickling Testifies Before House Committee at Spectrum Hearing
Congress, House of Representatives, Spectrum, Wireless
July 7th, 2011
WASHINGTON July 7, 2011- National Telecommunications and Information Administration Administrator (NTIA) Lawrence Strickling testified as the sole witness during at Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on the use of federal government spectrum on Wednesday.
“With increased access to broadband, businesses will grow faster and create more jobs, students of all ages will have greater access to education and job training, and public safety officials nationwide will finally have access to state-of-the-art, secure, interoperable mobile communications,” said Strickling. “The end products of the President’s National Wireless Initiative promise to help grow the economy in several ways.”
OECD Releases Open Internet Framework
Intellectual Property, International, Net Neutrality
July 6th, 2011
WASHINGTON July 6, 2011- The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the Communiqué on Principles for Internet Policy Making last week, presenting a new framework of policies that will promote open internet regulations while still protecting the rights of content makers.
The OECD is an international organization composed of 34 governments with a goal of promoting democracy and expanding market economies.
Dems Slam Broadband Stimulus Oversight Measure As ‘Waste Of Time’
Broadband Stimulus, Congress, House of Representatives, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service
April 4th, 2011
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 – The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing and passed draft legislation Friday that would require unused and returned broadband stimulus funds be returned to the U.S. Treasury, but subcommittee Democrats called the bill “duplicative” of policies already in place.