Posts Tagged ‘Paul de Sa’

Joint Center Convenes Panel to Promote Adoption for Underserved Communities

Broadband's Impact, Minority, Mobile Broadband, Universal Service, Wireless March 2nd, 2011

WASHINGTON March 2, 2011 – Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies held a panel on Wednesday on how the federal government should promote broadband adoption and access to underserved communities. The panel served as an update the National Broadband Plan, which came out one year ago.

Panel Tackles Prickly Issue of FCC Regulation

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality March 9th, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2010 – Public Knowledge, Silicon Flatirons and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation last week sponsored a half-day conference to discuss the Federal Communications Commission and its efforts in reform, regulatory responsibility and standard setting. The second panel looked at the pros and cons of regulation, self-regulation and co-regulation.

Broadband Breakfast Club on Collecting and Using Data Now Online

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband TV, FCC, National Broadband Plan February 11th, 2010

WASHINGTON, February 11, 2010 – Broadband Census News LLC on Thursday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on February 9, 2010: “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: Collecting and Using Broadband Data.”

Broadband Data Collection and Validation Must Be Rethought, Experts Say at Breakfast Club

Broadband Data, National Broadband Plan, Transparency February 10th, 2010

WASHINGTON, February 10, 2010 – The head of the Federal Communications Commission’s internal “think tank” said Tuesday that the agency was taking a fresh look at all aspects of its broadband data-collection processes: collection, validation and analysis, and dissemination.

Speaking to a roomful of panelists and telecom officials who attended Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club in spite of the snow, Office of Strategic Planning Chief Paul de Sa said that the agency was sensitive to the need to balance proprietary information with the desire for transparency in its data-collection processes.

In a keynote on the topic of “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: Collecting and Using Broadband Data,” de Sa began by asking questions that frame the work of the agency on broadband data.

A Cast of Data Experts to Speak at February 9 Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband Calendar, Broadband Data, National Broadband Plan February 2nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, February 2, 2010 – A cast of key experts on the issue of collecting and using broadband data -including two key officials at the Federal Communications Commission, plus a former agency chief economist – have confirmed their participation in the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The event is titled “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: Collecting and Using Broadband Data,” and will be keynoted by Paul de Sa, Chief of Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis at the FCC. The division is widely regarded as the agency’s internal “think tank” on dealing with forward-looking issues, particularly broadband.

FCC’s Open Internet Workshop at MIT Brought Robust Exchange Among Academics

FCC, Net Neutrality, Premium Content January 15th, 2010

BOSTON, Mass., January 15, 2010 – Academics, economics, technology specialists, application creators, internet service operators and investors descended on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday to discuss the possible effects of the proposed net neutrality rules on innovation, investment and internet users.

Sharon Gillette, chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission and Paul de Sa, chief of the FCC’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, moderated the late afternoon and evening workshop. This article summarizes the entire comments made at the substantive MIT workshop.

FCC Lauches ‘Reboot’ Web Site to Spur Discussion of Agency Reform and Data

Broadband Data, FCC, Transparency January 11th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 11, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday launched http://reboot.fcc.gov, a new interactive website attempting to foster public discussion on how to best improve the agency.

The site includes many opportunities for public input on a variety of facets of FCC operations, including greater release of FCC data, the development of new systems such a the “Consolidated Licensing System,” and the redesign of the main agency website, http://FCC.gov.

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