Government Taking Steps to Address Companies’ Vast Collections of Private Consumer Data
November 3rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, November 3, 2010 – As consumers provide large amounts of private information to web services, the government is tuning into the fact that the use of this information by these companies is becoming increasingly important.
Intellectual Property Breakfast Club Discusses the IP Czar
Intellectual Property, International
September 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 15, 2010 – The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday brought together a wide range of stake holders to discuss whether the Obama administration’s intellectual property czar will crush internet piracy.
Mobile Providers Seek Increased Access to Cuba
August 31st, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 31, 2010 – Nokia, AT&T and Verizon are petitioning the White House to loosen telecommunications export bans to Cuba.
NTIA's Lawrence Strickling Describes Role of BTOP in Broadband Plan, Innovation Strategy
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Premium Content
October 26th, 2009
NEW YORK, October 26, 2009 – NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling, speaking at a telecommunications conference here on Friday, said that a national broadband plan is key to the innovation strategy of the Obama administration, along with expanding research and development, increasing education and providing a strong technological ecosystem. With regard to the Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program funding program, he said that not every good project would be funded, as there simply are not enough funds. At the same time, he said he wanted to make sure that the agency did not fund any bad projects.
Biden Touts Broadband Among Stimulus Funding, Although Nearly No Funds Released
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, NTIA
October 11th, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden gave an update on Thursday of the grants issued under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including broadband. Although practically no funds have yet been issued for broadband, the subject was included in the update of programs that are a part of the “president’s overall commitment to a lay a new foundation for economic growth in the 21st century” – together with smart grid, high-speed rail and health information technology.
Broadband Stimulus Package Should Include Funding for State Data, Says Massachusetts
Broadband Stimulus, States
January 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 2, 2009 – Congress and the incoming administration of President Obama should include broadband-related investment in the pending legislation designed to promote economic stimulus, and the federal government needs to begin with better data about broadband availability, said Massachusetts government officials.