Reply Comments of David Shaw and Drew Clark on the Removal of State Barriers to Broadband Investment and Competition
September 29th, 2014
Before the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Washington, DC 20554 [Original PDF] In the Matter of: Petition of City of Wilson, North Carolina, Pursuant to Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Seeking Removal of State Barriers to Broadband Investment and Competition Petition of Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Pursuant to Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Seeking Removal of State Barriers […]
Fiber to the Home Council Webinar on Municipal Broadband Solutions Focuses on Open Access Opportunities
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Gigabit Networks
May 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 – In a Wednesday webinar, the Fiber to the Home Council invited broadband planning firm Magellan Advisors to discuss their ways of advising communities seeking to build advance broadband networks. Guest members included Magellan Advisors President John Honkers and Vice President Kyle Hollifeld. They described their firm as a ‘turnkey’ that […]
Berkman Center Report on Next Generation Connectivity Criticizes U.S. Policy Choices
Broadband Stimulus, National Broadband Plan
November 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 17, 2009 – The main purpose of the report by the Berkman Center at Harvard University, commissioned by the Federal Communications Commission, was to examine global broadband policies and determine how the United States may adopt principles employed by the rest of the world as a means of expanding the current state of domestic broadband. Among nations, there seem to be two different overarching goals, ubiquity and capacity.
Many European nations seem to be reaching for a goal of ubiquity rather than capacity. While they do seek to obtain high-speed connections, their first goal has been to achieve mass adoption and availability of broadband. This ubiquity was a key portion of Japan’s early broadband planning, but now it has shifted toward higher-capacity connectivity.
U.S. Broadband Performance Less-Than-The-Best, Berkman Center Reports to FCC
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact
October 14th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 14, 2009 – In a draft 232-page report that the Berkman Center of Harvard University conducted for the Federal Communications Commission – and was released by the agency on Wednesday – the United States was rated less-than-the-best in broadband performance.
Convergence Will Complicate Regulation, Definition of '4G,' State Regulators Told
February 14th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 14, 2009 – With $7.2 billion in stimulus funds soon to be available for broadband service – and with the transition to digital television freeing huge swaths of spectrum – wireless communication could be poised for some technological advances. But defining and regulating these challenges may post unique challenges for state regulators
Critics Call Broadband Program 'Rushed,' Decry Open Access Requirements in Stimulus Bill as Vote Nears
February 12th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 12, 2009 – House Republicans and conservative watchdog groups met at the National Press Club Thursday morning to air their grievances about the economic stimulus bill that they predicted would be wasteful and ineffective at jump-starting an economic recovery.
'Open Access' in Broadband Stimulus Legislation Praised by Industry Groups, Internet Activists
February 12th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 12, 2009 – The “open access” provisions of the broadband stimulus package currently before Congress was praised by technology industry officials and network neutrality activists during a conference call on Wednesday afternoon.
Addressing Anti-Competitive Behavior on the Internet
June 23rd, 2008
NEW YORK, June 23 – In an effort to address the anti-competitive behavior that impacts various aspects of the Internet and technologies markets, as well as their vital markets for ideas, the Personal Democracy Forum brought together panelists representing the “little-guy” innovators of the technology industry.