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Sen. John Kerry Issues Statement on International Telecommunications Union Negotiations

International December 14th, 2012

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2012 – Senator John Kerry, D-Mass., today issued the following statement on the outcome of negotiations that took place during the recent meeting of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). “The result of this week’s ITU negotiations sends the wrong message about government’s role in Internet governance. Rather than a discussion of government […]

Senate Upholds FCC Open Internet Rules

FCC, Net Neutrality, Senate November 11th, 2011

WASHINGTON Friday November 10, 2011. Thursday afternoon, the Senate voted 52 – 46 to defeat S.J Res 6 which would have overturned the Federal Communication Commissions Open Internet Rules. The rules are now set to go into effect on Nov 20, but they still face challenges in the courts from companies like Metro PCS, Verizon that […]

Kerry Urges Senate to Reject Open Internet CRA Measure Ahead of Next Week’s Vote

FCC, Net Neutrality, Senate November 4th, 2011

WASHINGTONDC, Friday Nov  4th 2011.  Seven months after the House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 37  which prohibits the FCC from regulating how internet service providers manage their broadband networks, the Senate will take their shot at the Congressional Review Act measure to overturn the Commission’s Open Internet Rules. Today Senator John Kerry (D-MA), […]

Senate Considers Recommendations for Data Privacy and Security Bills

Cybersecurity, Privacy July 1st, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2011 – The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee assembled Wednesday its third hearing this legislative session on data privacy and security.

In a hearing rushed so that members could make it to the Senate floor in time to vote, members and witnesses from government agencies and private sector entities testifying before the senate committee reiterated support for federal data security legislation. Consumer privacy bills such as the Do Not Track Online Act of 2011, Commercial Bill of Rights Act of 2011 and reintroduction of the Data Security and Breach Notification Act are all currently before the committee.

ITIF Panel: FCC Needs to Address Spectrum Needs

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless May 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON May 18, 2011 – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation assembled a unique group of economists, legislative aides and engineers on Tuesday to explore how best to allocate this scarce resource.

Experts Debate Incentive Auctions at Brookings

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless May 6th, 2011

WASHINGTON May 6, 2011 -The Brookings Institution gathered key industry and government experts Thursday to discuss how solve the impending spectrum crunch through voluntary incentive auctions.

Genachowski To Snowe: Spectrum Inventory Has Been Done Already

FCC, Spectrum March 21st, 2011

WASHINGTON March 21, 2011 – In a letter to Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) last week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski says the spectrum inventory proposed in legislation introduced by Snowe and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has already been completed.

Kerry, Snowe Introduce Bill To Improve Spectrum Efficiency, Management

Congress, FCC, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Spectrum, The Innovation Economy, Wireless March 2nd, 2011

WASHINGTON March 2, 2011 – Two members of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet introduced new legislation Wednesday that would modernize the nation’s radio spectrum planning and management.

Verizon Breaks iPhone Exclusivity; Paves Way for Smaller Carriers

Mobile Broadband, Wireless January 25th, 2011

NEW YORK, January 25, 2011 – Verizon announced earlier this month that it declined to sign an exclusive deal with Apple to carry the iPhone, opening the door for other carriers to introduce the popular handset on their own networks. The new arrangement with Verizon breaks a three-year exclusivity deal between AT&T and Apple. The […]

Sen. Hutchison Seeks to Block Open Internet Regulation

FCC, Net Neutrality December 20th, 2010

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2010 -Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison has introduced an amendment to block the Federal Communications Commission from implementing any open internet regulations. The amendment would be added to the appropriations bill (H.R. 3082), which provides funding for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

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