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Strickling Testifies Before House Committee at Spectrum Hearing

Congress, House of Representatives, Spectrum, Wireless July 7th, 2011

WASHINGTON July 7, 2011- National Telecommunications and Information Administration Administrator (NTIA) Lawrence Strickling testified as the sole witness during at Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on the use of federal government spectrum on Wednesday.

“With increased access to broadband, businesses will grow faster and create more jobs, students of all ages will have greater access to education and job training, and public safety officials nationwide will finally have access to state-of-the-art, secure, interoperable mobile communications,” said Strickling. “The end products of the President’s National Wireless Initiative promise to help grow the economy in several ways.”

Expert Opinion: The New Market Frontier in Technology

Broadband's Impact, Education, Expert Opinion, Health, Minority, The Innovation Economy, Universal Service June 30th, 2011

Last year, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recognized the role of technology in strengthening this country’s economy by investing 7.2 million in funding into technology and broadband adoption initiatives through the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP). Through this funding the United States can build technology infrastructures and bring low-income residents online for the first time. However, technology in and of itself is not what is important. What is important is how people, families and communities use that technology to improve their lives. What will drive adoption and sustainability? Why will someone come online for the first time? What did we learn as an industry and society in bringing the first 100M on line that can help us in bringing the last 100M online? What is the real cost benefit analysis on people having access to information that directly impacts the way they manage their health, educate their children or plan for their financial future. I challenge all of us not to look at the cost of building these networks – but rather the cost of not building it.

Neville Keynotes June Broadband Breakfast Club Mapping Discussion

Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband TV, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, NTIA June 23rd, 2011

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 – National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Program Director, Anne Neville, offered the keynote address Tuesday morning at the Broadband Breakfast Club’s June event, ” The National Broadband Map: Policy, Consumer and Economic Development Implications.”

Neville, who oversees the development of the National Broadband Map, kicked off the event with an overview of the program, including how the NTIA obtained data, how the data have been used, and the future of the mapping efforts.

The National Broadband Map: Policy, Consumer and Economic Development Implications from BroadbandBreakfast.com.

ID InSight Says NTIA Mapping Data Is Highly Accurate

Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping, NTIA June 20th, 2011

WASHINGTON June 20, 2011 – The market research firm ID InSight released an analysis of the data collected by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for the national broadband map, which shows a high level of accuracy in data collection.

“Through our initial analysis of the map, we are seeing very high degrees of accuracy – sometimes exceeding 99 percent when comparing the NTIA map to what we see with Broadband Scout,” said Adam Elliot President of ID InSight.

Baker to Leave FCC to Lobby for NBCUniversal

FCC, People May 12th, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 – FCC Commissioner, Meredith Baker, announced Wednesday that she will resign her post on June 3, after which she will begin her tenure as a lobbyist for NBCUniversal.

Baker’s served as one of the five FCC commissioners for less than two years, after being sworn in by President Barack Obama in July, 2009. Previously, she spent five years during the second Bush administration at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she rose to the top spot in that agency.

Dems Slam Broadband Stimulus Oversight Measure As ‘Waste Of Time’

Broadband Stimulus, Congress, House of Representatives, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service April 4th, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 – The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing and passed draft legislation Friday that would require unused and returned broadband stimulus funds be returned to the U.S. Treasury, but subcommittee Democrats called the bill “duplicative” of policies already in place.

Strickling Addresses NTCA Legislative and Policy Conference

Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service March 22nd, 2011

WASHINGTON March 22, 2011-The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, a rural telecommunications association, kicked off their Legislative and Policy Conference Monday with a speech by National Telecommunications and Information Administration Administrator Lawrence Strickling.

GAO: Broadband Oversight Agencies Face Risks Due to Lack of Resources

Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, States August 9th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 9, 2010 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Rural Utilities Service are doing a pretty good job awarding broadband stimulus funding, although both agencies face risks as the Sept. 30 deadline nears for doling out the money.

Experts Debate Need for New Digital Copyright Law

Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Intellectual Property July 2nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2010 – The Digital Millennium Copyright Act that extended the reach of copyright when it became law in 1998 may have been created for the new millennium, just not this one, said an academic expert during a Thursday panel discussion.

Experts Debate Causes, Cures for Cyber Bullying and High Risk Behaviors

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Privacy June 29th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2010 – The best way to avoid cyber bullying is not to be a teenage girl, said an expert on Tuesday at a panel discussion hosted by the Progress and Freedom Foundation. The remarks, made by Michael McKeehan, Verizon’s executive director of internet and technology policy, were in response to a question on “high risk behaviors” that lead children to become targets of online bullies.

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