Bloomberg Bizweek: Huntsman Instrumental In Brokering Policy Issues in China
February 4th, 2011
Jon Huntsman, a prominent Republican whom President Obama chose as the country’s ambassador to China, played an important role in brokering an agreement in which the Chinese government agreed to drop its indigenous innovation policies, according to a new profile in Bloomberg Businessweek.
President Obama Gives Nod to Power of Internet in U.N. Speech
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International
September 24th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 24, 2010 – President Obama gave a tip of the hat to the internet in a lengthy speech before the United Nations on Thursday that addressed a wide variety of global topics.
He said it’s important to “call out those who suppress ideas and serve as a voice for those who are voiceless,” adding that the United States will promote new tools of communication so that “people are empowered to connect with one another and, in repressive societies, to do so with security.”
Obama Announces $795 Million in Broadband Grants
Broadband Stimulus, Fiber
July 2nd, 2010
WASHINGTON July 2, 2010- Later today President Obama will announce the awarding of 66 grants for middle mile and public computing centers. The grants will total over $795 million with the award winners providing $200 million in outside investment. The awardees span 36 states and the District of Columbia along with a grant which will span the entire nation.
Obama to Implement Spectrum Recommendation from National Broadband Plan
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Wireless
June 29th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2010On Monday the President announced that he has instructed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) to make 500 MHz of spectrum available over the next 10 years. This release of spectrum is one of the first direct implementations of recommendations made by the National Broadband Plan. “America’s future competitiveness and global technology leadership depend, in part, upon the availability of additional spectrum” said President Obama.
Obama Administration Needs To Open Up Secretive Industry-Driven Trade Negotiations, Says Rights Group
Copyright, Intellectual Property
May 26th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2010 – The Obama administration should include a voice that represents the public’s point of view in its advisory committee for trade negotiations that involve intellectual property, said Public Knowledge, a Washington, D.C. non-profit group in a filing with the Commerce Department Tuesday.
On Hate Speech, Internet Service Providers Exempt from First Amendment, Attorney Says
October 17th, 2008
WASHINGTON, October 17 – Protecting children in an age of broadband–connected wireless devices and Web 2.0 applications will require pro-active cooperation by internet service providers (ISPs), a panel of child safety experts and industry representatives said Thursday at the National Press Club.