Posts Tagged ‘Robert McDowell’

Media Institute Launches Program to Protect a Version of Global Online Free Speech

International, Media ownership, Net Neutrality December 9th, 2014

WASHINGTON, December 9, 2014 – The Media Institute announced a new initiative on November 24 aimed to protect the group’s view of internet freedoms around the world. Entitled Global Free Speech and the Internet, this program will be “guided by a number of underlying principles, based on the belief that the internet should be an […]

Critics and Supporters of Net Neutrality Trade Claims at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

FCC, Net Neutrality September 21st, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2014 – At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, critics of net neutrality warned against the negative impacts of internet regulation while supporters of net neutrality said that practices by major communications demonstrated the need for such protections. Both former Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell and economist Jeffrey Eisenach said that […]

Internet Innovation Alliance Statement on Julius Genachowski’s and Rob McDowell’s Departures

FCC March 22nd, 2013

IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher and Founding Co-Chair Bruce Mehlman On Julius Genachowski’s departure as Chairman of the FCC, from IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher: Chairman Genachowski has provided a valuable service as FCC chairman. He oversaw the adoption of a comprehensive reform of the federal universal service fund. He has set the stage for […]

On Friday, FCC Chairman Genachowski to Announce Departure; Accomplishments Include National Broadband Plan, USF, Wireless Auctions and Wireless Competition

Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Universal Service, Wireless March 22nd, 2013

By Drew Clark and Doug Barclay WASHINGTON, March 22, 2013 – President Barack Obama’s law school classmate and friend Julius Genachowski plans to announce his departure from the Federal Communications Commission in a briefing at the agency on Friday morning. Among the key accomplishments during Genachowski’s tenure at the agency include: The issuance of a […]

eRate Reform, National Public Safety Network FirstNet, Focus of Senate-FCC Oversight Hearing

Education, FCC, Public Safety, Universal Service March 13th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 – At Tuesday’s oversight hearing of the Federal Communications Commission, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., on Tuesday put the focus on the portion of the Universal Service Fund designed to provide connectivity to schools and libraries, as well as on the public safety network described as FirstNet. The Senate and the agency, […]

Republican and Democratic Freedom Fighters Join Hands to Proudly Declare Freedom on the Internet

FCC February 6th, 2013

WASHINGTON, February 6, 2013 – Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee collectively patted themselves, and their nation, on the back at a hearing on Tuesday entitled, “Fighting for Freedom: Dubai and Beyond.” Our notions are grounded in freedom, said Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas. Indeed, said Rep. Poe, “freedom is what we do in […]

The Connect America Fund: Statements and Highlights from the FCC Commissioners

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Tribal Broadband, Universal Service, Wireless, WISP October 28th, 2011

WASHINGTON, Friday  October 28, 2011.  The Federal Communication Commission unanimously voted to overhaul its outdated the Universal Service Fund and reform its intercarrier compensation fund at yesterday morning’s Open Commission Meeting. The FCC predicts that an effort to expand high speed internet to rural America over the next six years, will increase economic growth by […]

FCC and FTC Deregulation Under Review As Key to Job Growth

Congress, FCC, House of Representatives July 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 – What was originally billed as a federal agency confessional before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Thursday turned into a search to create American jobs and economic growth.

Monday, the subcommittee held its fourth hearing to improve the regulatory review system. With the national unemployment rate at 9.1 percent, burdensome regulations from federal agencies are seen by both sides of the aisle and agency representatives to contribute to the problem. An Executive Order the President issued in January sought to streamline federal agencies by having them do a retrospective review of existing regulations and discard those they determined outdated and unnecessary.

FCC Probes Industry on USF Modernization

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Universal Service, Wireless April 28th, 2011

WASHINGTON April 28, 2011 – The Federal Communications Commission gathered key industry experts on Wednesday to explore the different ways that the Universal Service Fund can be modernized to effectively deploy high speed broadband to rural America.

FCC Approves Comcast-NBCU Merger

FCC, Media ownership, Net Neutrality January 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday afternoon that it had come to an agreement with Comcast and NBC Universal to approve the merger of the two companies. The Commission gave the merger the go ahead after the companies agreed to a number of conditions, among them adherence to the FCC’s recent Open Internet […]

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