Broadband Roundup: With Aereo off the Air for Now, Alternatives Seek Advantage, and Legislators Advocate for Municipal Broadband
Broadband Roundup, Copyright, Wireless
June 30th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 -Following the Supreme Court’s blow last week against Aereo, the video streaming service has shut down indefinitely as it drags back into the lower courts. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia wrote a letter to consumers explaining the decision. “We have decided to pause our operations temporarily as we consult with the court […]
Broadband Roundup: Supreme Court Upholds Privacy and Copyright, Plus FCC’s Wheeler Talks Net Neutrality in Silicon Valley
Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality
June 26th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that a search warrant is necessary for police to search the digital content of an arrested individual’s cell phone. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the court, held that the contents of mobile phones are protected under the Fourth Amendment: “modern cell phones are […]
Hearing Examines Implementation of Incentive Auction
Congress, House of Representatives, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless
July 24th, 2013
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 — The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing Tuesday on the upcoming spectrum auction, focusing primarily on possible restrictions on larger carriers and efforts to ensure that broadcasters are treated fairly. The question of whether or not to impose restrictions on AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. dominated much […]
White Spaces, Special Access and mHealth: Last Week’s Policy Wrap Up
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, Health, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless
June 13th, 2012
WASHINGTON Tuesday June 12, 2012 – Last week the Federal Communications Commission moved forward with white spaces reform free of challenges from the microphone industry, they took on special access reform and held a meeting of experts to address the future of wireless mHealth innovation. Broadbandbreakfast has some notes on each of these stories. […]
With AT&T’s T-Mobile Merger All But Dead, It’s Time to Focus on Broadcasters
Congress, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum, Wireless
August 31st, 2011
WASHINGTON, August 31, 2011 – With the Justice Department’s announcement on Wednesday that it will contest AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, the attention should now turn to what some consider the deal’s key driver: getting more wireless spectrum into the hands of broadband providers.
Wireless Industry, Broadcasters Clash over Incentive Auctions at CES
Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum, Wireless
January 10th, 2011
LAS VEGAS, January 10, 2011 – Industry and government representatives debated the future of spectrum policy during a panel discussion at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Friday and highlighted the controversy over the FCC’s proposed incentive auctions.
Rick Boucher introduced the discussion with a prepared statement explaining the need to free up more spectrum for mobile broadband use and promoting both voluntary incentive auctions as well as the re-auction of the D-block, a controversial segment of spectrum. Boucher served as the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet during the 111th Congress.
National Association of Broadcasters Wants Spectrum Auctions to be Voluntary
July 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 – The National Association of Broadcasters wrote a letter encouraging the reclamation of spectrum as a voluntary action by owners.
Broadband People Column: Powell and Ford Head Up ‘Broadband for America’
Broadband's Impact, Premium Content
December 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2009 – Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell and former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr., have been named honorary co-chairs of Broadband for America, a coalition of more than 110 member companies and organizations that are say they are working to increase broadband penetration across the nation.
Introducing BroadbandCensus.com's People Column: Facebook Makes Changes
Broadband's Impact, Premium Content
October 23rd, 2009
As Facebook increases its Washington presence, Andrew Noyes will be putting the pen down to join the company next month as manager of public policy communications. Noyes has been a reporter for National Journal Group since 2006 where he worked first for the now-dead Technology Daily publication, and later for CongressDaily. Also on the Facebook team is Tim Sparapani, director of public policy, and Adam Conner.
Cable, Satellite Execs Spar with Broadcasters on Retransmission Consent
February 25th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 25, 2009 – House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., said it is important that Congress pass a bill preserving satellite viewers’ access to broadcast television. But new technology could make other compulsory licenses for broadcast programming obsolete.