Court Overturns FCC Auction Rules
August 26th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 26, 2010 – The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded that the Federal Communications Commission auction rules have violated the Administrative Procedures Act. The rules mandated that small businesses hold their spectrum for 10 years prior to selling it and prevented them from leasing more than 50 percent of the spectrum to third parties.
Genachowski Calls for Removal of Barriers to Minority Business Owners
Broadband's Impact, Minority, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum
July 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010- Market barriers to minority and small business owners must be removed so that they can compete in the global marketplace says Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski.
FCC Inundated With Network Neutrality Filings From Wide Range of Groups
Net Neutrality Comments
January 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission was inundated this week with a new slew of comments on its proposed plan to ensure an open internet through network neutrality regulation.
Players like the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council weighed in on the Internet’s importance to minority communities, while heavy hitters from Hollywood and big communications firms also added their more than two cents.
Here’s just a sampling of comments from the broadband industry community and look for more in-depth stories on BroadbandBreakfast.com in the next couple of days.
NTIA Details Contacts With Legislators, States, Mapping Companies and Others
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
April 27th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2009 – Officials at the agency responsible for crafting the federal government’s broadband stimulus policies held 36 meetings meeting over the past two months – 17 with federal legislators, 11 with private companies and non-profit groups, and eight with state and city officials.