Broadband Roundup: AT&T-DirecTV Merger and its Impact on the Marketplace
Broadband Roundup, Broadband's Impact, Media, Media ownership, Net Neutrality, Wireless
May 19th, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 – AT&T announced that it would acquire DirecTV in a $48.5 billion deal, according to multiple sources. The agreement may allow AT&T to position itself in a way to rival cable firms. AT& would acquire about 20 million of DirecTV’s customers. The Washington Post recounts that the stated goal of the […]
Utah Poised to Be First State With Large-Scale Gigabit Networks: Speakers at Utah Broadband Summit
Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, FCC, Fiber, Gigabit Networks
October 28th, 2013
PROVO, Utah, October 28, 2013 – The prospect and reality of Gigabit Networks throughout the country, beginning in Utah, are “creating bigger surface areas for the mind,” the chief technology officer of US IGNITE said here on Thursday. Speaking at the Utah Broadband Summit here in Provo — selected a Gigabit city six months ago […]
Conference Explores Privacy Issues in an Increasingly Connected Society
June 13th, 2013
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 – Most Americans have a negative view of data gathering and feel that they have little control over what information is available to businesses and the government, according to a poll released Thursday by Allstate and National Journal-Heartland Monitor. However, many Americans also recognize the benefits, including connecting with friends and […]
Pentagon Announces Buildup of Cyber Defenses
July 18th, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 – The Defense Department announced late last week a plan to proactively deal with cyber intrusions through a collaborative buildup of civilian and military network defenses.
The DoD Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace (DSOC) is the first unified strategy for conducting operations in cyberspace between the Defense Department’s military, intelligence and business operations. The DoD is coordinating its cyber security efforts with the Department of Homeland Security and private companies responsible for maintaining critical infrastructure through threat information sharing and more robust network protection. The program is called Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cyber Pilot.
Securing New Infrastructure Will Require Watchful Eye, Experts Say
June 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2009 – Balancing privacy and security will require a delicate approach as the internet becomes more pervasive in the lives of everyday Americans, said a panel of national security policy experts on the first day of the Computers Freedom & Privacy conference at George Washington University.
Internet Subcommittee Chair Hails Universal Broadband Service, Decries FISA
June 22nd, 2008
June 20 – All Americans, whether they be poor, handicapped, or rural, have the right to universal broadband service, Rep. Ed Markey said on Friday. The congressman also blasted the compromise foreign surveillance legislation that passed Congress on Friday.