Posts Tagged ‘Rep. Anna Eshoo’

Agency Heads Appear Before Congress to Tackle Privacy Issues

Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, NTIA, Privacy July 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON July 18, 2011- Two congressional subcommittees called on the heads of several government agencies late last week to inquire how each addresses Internet privacy issues.

The panel, assembled by the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology included the heads of the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Eshoo Introduces 4G Carrier Transparency Bill

Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Wireless June 24th, 2011

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 – Wednesday Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced legislation that would require wireless 4G carriers to provide consumers with complete and accurate information about their 4G services.

“Consumers deserve to know exactly what they’re getting for their money when they sign-up for a 4G data plan,” said Rep. Eshoo in a statement released on Wednesday.

Congressional Members Discuss Net Neutrality, Privacy and Spectrum at CCIA Meeting

Congress, FCC, Net Neutrality, Patents, Privacy, Spectrum, Wireless May 5th, 2011

WASHINGTON May 5, 2011- At the Washington Caucus meeting of the Computer and Communications Industry Association Wednesday, Congressional leaders presented their views on preserving the Open Internet, expanding patent reform, ensuring consumer privacy online and the need for spectrum reform.

House To Vote On Anti-Net Neutrality Measure; Administration Threatens Veto

Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Net Neutrality, Senate April 5th, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 – The House of Representatives is anticipated to hold a floor debate and vote this week on a measure that would put the kibosh on net neutrality rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission late last year, but the White House has said that it would likely veto such a measure should it come across the President’s desk.

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.

AT&T Announces $39B Deal To Acquire T-Mobile

FCC, House of Representatives, Media ownership, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless March 21st, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 – Nationwide wireless carrier, AT&T announced Sunday that it had finalized an agreement to acquire competitor T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock.

The deal between the nation’s second- and fourth-largest carriers would likely create the largest nationwide wireless carrier, topping current leader, Verizon.

House Committee Passes Resolution To Nullify Open Internet Rules

Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Net Neutrality March 16th, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 – The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted in favor of a resolution Tuesday that would undo the Federal Communications Commission’s recent net neutrality rules; the measure will now go before the full House for a vote.

House Subcommittee Votes To Nullify Open Internet Order

FCC, Net Neutrality March 10th, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 – The Communications and Technology Subcommittee voted Wednesday in a 15-8 party-line vote to disapprove the new Federal Communications Committee net neutrality regulations.

Chairman Greg Walden presided over hearing Wednesday morning, which debated the open Internet regulations set by the FCC. This was the committee’s second hearing on the topic after a four-hour marathon session last month in which legislators put the five FCC Commissioners in the hot seat.

Subcommittee Postpones Vote on Resolution to Reverse Open Internet Order

Congress, FCC, Net Neutrality March 2nd, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2010 – The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology postponed last-minute a vote scheduled for Wednesday morning on a resolution that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order. Chairman Fred Upton agreed to postpone the vote in order to complete regular order and a legislative hearing before voting on the […]

House Subcommittee Puts FCC, Net Neutrality On Firing Line

Congress, FCC, Net Neutrality, Spectrum February 17th, 2011

WASHINGTON, February 17, 2011 – Members of the House subcommittee on Communications and Technology took the opportunity during a hearing on Wednesday to grill the five FCC commissioners on the Commission’s recent Open Internet Order in a marathon session.

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