Mark Lloyd, FCC Diversity Chief, Defends Role and Writings
Broadband's Impact, FCC
December 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 15, 2009 – “I am not a Czar,” Federal Communications Commission Chief Diversity Officer Mark Lloyd declared on Monday, while delivering the keynote at a Media Access Project event on the impact of new media, net neutrality and journalism’s future.
Lloyd, an attorney based out of the commission’s Office of General Counsel, devoted a great deal of his speech to rebutting criticism and accusations regarding his role at the FCC, which began when some right-wing oriented blogs and commentators, including Glenn Beck, began critically examining his prior academic writings on media ownership and diversity of expression.
Elected Officials Say Broadband Plan Must Give Role to States and Localities
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan, States
December 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 9, 2009 – Mayors and state elected officials emphasized the value and importance of local engagement in initiatives designed to promote high-speed internet access at a Wednesday morning workshop at the Federal Communications Commission.
Three Commissioners plus Chief Diversity Officer Mark Lloyd gathered to discuss the particular role that local and state governments have in promoting broadband for under-served communities.
Genachowski Fills Senior Counsel Positions
FCC, National Broadband Plan
July 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2009 – Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachwoski announced on Wednesday new senior staff appointments FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities and Office of General Counsel as well as Media, Enforcement, and Wireline Competition Bureaus.
A Crowdsourced National Broadband Census: The Time is Now!
Broadband Data, Expert Opinion, FCC, National Broadband Plan
July 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2009 – Carl Malamud’s talking on O’Reilly’s Radar about the need for a national broadband census. One of the things that BroadbandCensus.com has been doing since our launch, in January 2008, is to provide a crowdsourced, public and transparent collection of data about local broadband Speeds, Prices, Availability, Reliability and Competition. We call this the Broadband ‘SPARC.’
Convergence, Innovation Push Boundaries of Network Neutrality Debate, Experts Agree
June 19th, 2009
ARLINGTON, Va., June 19, 2009 – Representatives of network operators, internet companies and consumer advocates said they are prepared for a network neutrality policy to emerge from the Obama administration, but during a panel at Pike and Fischer’s Broadband Policy Summit they remained very much divided over the best approach to solving problems of network management while protecting consumers.
Congress, FCC See DTV Transition Progress; Low Power Broadcasters Say Left Behind
March 26th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2009 – The transition to digital television since the passage of the DTV Delay Act has been a “major accomplishment,” House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., said Thursday at a hearing on the state of the DTV transition.
Definition of Broadband Could Pit Rural Versus Urban, Market Forces Against Public Interest
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
March 20th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 20, 2009 – Experts and citizens split words at the NTIA/RUS Thursday morning public roundtable seeking to define broadband – an essential element to determine what projects receive federal funding under stimulus spending.