Is Internet Interconnection the New Network Neutrality? Panel Suggests a New Regulatory Creep
FCC, Net Neutrality
May 28th, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 – The Federal Communications Commission is likely to experience increasing pressure to intervene in and resolve disputes involving internet interconnection, experts said on Tuesday at a panel hosted by the Progressive Policy Institute. Central to the discussion was the question of whether the FCC should go as far as to mandate […]
Rising Tide of Data Uses From Wireless Devices Forcing Changes in Internet Usage Patterns, Say Experts at Broadband Breakfast Club
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Wireless
February 20th, 2013
WASHINGTON, February 20, 2013 – Policy-makers and consumers alike are struggling to grapple with a rising-tide of data usage from wireless devices, according to the chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s wireless bureau and panelists speaking at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday at Clyde’s of Gallery Place. Panelists noted the challenges that data caps […]
FCC Announces Shakeups in Division Posts
June 8th, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 –The Federal Communications Commission announced a flurry of new hiring in some of the agency’s top spots this week with new blood due to take over three of the Commission’s upper-level posts.
Tuesday Rick Kaplan as the new Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. On Monday, Robert Naylor was announced as the new Chief Information Officer, and Marius Schwartz as the new Chief Economist in the Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis (OSP).
The recent lineup change by the FCC was announced in three separate press releases in less than 24 hours.
Wireless Communications Association International Holds 4G Caucus
Mobile Broadband, Smart Grid, Spectrum, Wireless
April 7th, 2011
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 – The Wireless Communications Association International, a technology-neutral broadband advocacy organization, gathered industry experts to discuss next generation fourth generation wireless technology on Wednesday.
FCC Bureau Chiefs Report To NARUC On Commission Activities
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Mobile Broadband, Public Safety, Spectrum, Universal Service, Wireless
February 16th, 2011
WASHINGTON February 16, 2011 – Officials from the Federal Communications Commission updated the telecommunications subcommittee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on the current state of wireless, public safety and wireline competition at the Association’s yearly convention Tuesday.
FCC Launches Spectrum Task Force
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
April 26th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 26, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission this morning announced the launch of a spectrum task force designed to promote the agency’s spectrum agenda and intra-agency collaboration.
FCC Creates Standardized Process for Cell Tower Siting, Discusses Broadband ‘Gaps’
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
November 22nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 22, 2009 – In unanimous 5-0 decision, the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to standardize the application process for tower siting requests.
Advocates of the move said that the action marked another step by the agency to speed adoption of broadband in the United States. For example, FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell said, “We are promoting broadband by removing roadblocks to its development.”
Wireless World Betokens Further Challenges and Opportunities for Broadband
October 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 19, 2009 – In a year that has been described as transformational and phenomenal for the telecommunications industry, any attempts at regulating the Internet may turn back the good that the industry has enjoyed, and may slow down efforts at innovation, said panelists speaking at a Progress and Freedom Foundation event.