Posts Tagged ‘Rep. Fred Upton’

Copps, Clyburn Push Media Reform In Boston

Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Media ownership, Minority, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, Wireless April 11th, 2011

BOSTON, April 11, 2011 – Speaking to a standing-room only crowd on Friday afternoon, Federal Communications Commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn addressed media consolidation and broadband deployment before fielding questions at a town hall meeting during Free Press’s National Conference for Media Reform.

Media scholar, Robert McChesney, offered the introduction for the event, addressing both the packed auditorium, an overflow room and those watching live via the web. Both commissioners received standing ovations from the crowd as they took the stage.

Measure To Block Open Internet Order Passes House

Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Net Neutrality April 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 – In a strongly party-line vote Friday afternoon, the House passed House Joint Resolution 37, an action that would undo the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules.

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.

Clean Energy Standard Implies Smart Grid Build Out, But Chances For Bill Remain Murky

Congress, House of Representatives, Senate, Smart Grid April 1st, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 President Barack Obama reaffirmed the nation’s need for a Clean Energy Standard (CES) during a speech at Georgetown University Wednesday, once again raising questions about how smart grid technology will fit into that future.

Implicit in bringing on a wide range of clean energy sources is the need for a more efficient and modernized grid to handle the variable power supply. However, in this divided Congress, getting legislators to find common ground on a CES will come with a high hurdle rate, say analysts.

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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