Posts Tagged ‘Sen. Olympia Snowe’

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 […]

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.

Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition Holds Broadband Summit

Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Congress, Education, Health, House of Representatives, NTIA, Senate, States, Universal Service March 30th, 2011

WASHINGTON March 30, 2011- The Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition assembled broadband stimulus award winners and government officials for their inaugural broadband summit on Tuesday to share solutions and success in solving digital literacy and adoption issues.

The SHLBC, formed two years ago, comprises libraries, hospitals, schools, non-profit groups and corporations that seek to further broadband availability for community anchor institutions.

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.

Legislators Introduce Bills To Restrict State Wireless Taxes

Congress, House of Representatives, Mobile Broadband, Senate, Wireless March 11th, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 – Legislators in the House and Senate introduced companion bills that would prohibit states from levying new taxes specific to wireless services in an effort to keep barriers to access for mobile internet services low.

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.

Report: Small Businesses Lack Broadband Choice, Competition

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, States November 16th, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 16, 2010 – Small businesses want choice and competition in the broadband service market, according to a new government report, but unfortunately they aren’t getting either.

Groups Generally Pleased With FCC ‘White Spaces’ Decision

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Public Safety, Wireless September 23rd, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2010 – Broadband watchers generally reacted favorably to the Federal Communications Commission’s vote on Thursday to finalize rules to open vacant television channels, which are often referred to as TV white spaces.

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