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.