Broadband Roundup: Comcast Blasts Public Utility Regulation, White House to Host Smart Home Expo, and ‘Commercially Reasonable’ Data Roaming
Broadband Roundup, FCC, Net Neutrality, Smart Grid, Universal Service
May 29th, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 – Comcast CEO Brian Roberts has defended his company and its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable against critics, reports Re/code. Saying that he could accept “some kind of net neutrality law,” he scorned the idea of reclassifying broadband as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act, which […]
FCC’s Open Internet Workshop at MIT Brought Robust Exchange Among Academics
FCC, Net Neutrality, Premium Content
January 15th, 2010
BOSTON, Mass., January 15, 2010 – Academics, economics, technology specialists, application creators, internet service operators and investors descended on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday to discuss the possible effects of the proposed net neutrality rules on innovation, investment and internet users.
Sharon Gillette, chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission and Paul de Sa, chief of the FCC’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, moderated the late afternoon and evening workshop. This article summarizes the entire comments made at the substantive MIT workshop.
At FCC Event, Rep. Ed Markey Calls Smart Grids Essential for Economic Growth
National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid
December 1st, 2009
December 1, 2009 – At a Monday hearing on the relationship between broadband technology and smart grid communications by the Federal Communications Commission in Cambridge, Mass., panelists made clear the important relationship between energy-efficient technologies and economic growth.
“I think [broadband adoption] is central to our long term economic growth. And it’s success is proxy to how much economic growth we will have in the future,” said Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaking at the FCC event hosted by the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.
Panelists at FCC Workshop Debate Agency’s Role in Funding Broadband Research
Broadband Data, National Broadband Plan
November 25th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 25, 2009 – In a workshop held Monday at the Federal Communications Commission, academics and industry leaders outlined their concerns and suggestions about the upcoming national broadband plan. The workshop, organized by the FCC’s national broadband taskforce, sought answers to specific questions about how research funding can propel technology innovation.
Federal Communications Commission Moves Into Energy And Environment
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid
November 23rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 23, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission plans to hold a field hearing on energy and environmental issues this month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The hearing, which will take place on November 30, will focus “on how broadband can help the nation achieve its energy and environmental goals, including energy independence, greenhouse gas emissions reductions and clean energy generation.”
Study: Mobile Broadband Growth To Increase Competition
Broadband Updates, Wireless
November 19th, 2009
Mobile services in the U.S. are currently very competitive, according to a report (PDF) released Thursday by William Lehr of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The study, which was commissioned by the industry advocacy group Broadband for America, suggests “that the overall impact of mobile broadband will be strongly pro-competitive for broadband services overall, and for fixed broadband access in particular.”
‘Broadband Census for America’ United Scholars and State Officials
Broadband Data, Expert Opinion
September 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON – September 29, 2009 – From the beginning, BroadbandCensus.com has aimed at providing academics, consumers, government officials and industry with the high-quality data needed about the state of broadband throughout the country.
Panelists Consider Pros and Cons of Alternatives to Internet's Transport Protocol
Broadband Data, Net Neutrality
September 26th, 2009
ARLINGTON, Va., September 26, 2009 – Whether internet service providers will accelerate early efforts to prioritize bandwidth, and what impact such measure might have upon the open internet, were actively discussed by panelists at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference here.
'Big Ideas' on Broadband Likely to Push Threshold of User Adoption, Say FCC Experts
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
September 8th, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 3, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission broadband workshop on Thursday addressed “big ideas” with the “potential to substantially change the Internet,” in which a range of prominent thinkers attempted to peer into the future of connectivity.
Regulations May Be Necessary to Ensure Competitive Broadband, Say Experts
Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality
July 13th, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2009 – A group of academic and industry representatives agreed Monday that some government regulation will be necessary to ensure a robust and competitive broadband market and continued innovation. The group spoke during a panel discussion sponsored by the Technology Policy Institute.