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White House Rural Council Meets with Officials from NTCA, or Rural Broadband Association

Broadband's Impact, Universal Service October 30th, 2014

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2014 – Members of the White House Rural Council and the trade group NTCA, or Rural Broadband Association, met on Tuesday at the Executive Office Building to discuss the group’s Smart Rural Community Initiative. Additionally, the NTCA held a telecom executive policy summit and lobbying event with more than 100 association members […]

Senate Hearing Explores Issues Surrounding Wireline Communications

IP Transition July 25th, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013 — The Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet held a hearing examining the implications of the transition to Internet Protocol for wireline communications on Thursday. Several of the witnesses stressed the need for modernization, both in terms of regulations and technology. Gigi Sohn, President of Public Knowledge, stated that now […]

Commissioner Rosenworcel Calls Telemedicine a Solution to Lowering Healthcare Costs and Improving Quality

Broadband's Impact, Health July 3rd, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2013 – Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel discussed the increasingly important role of telemedicine at the American Telemedicine Association Policy Summit on Friday. Rosenworcel described the growing use of telemedicine, with 10 million Americans benefitting from it in the last year. She highlighted its ability to bring specialists to people who […]

Industry Reactions to Tom Wheeler’s Nomination to Be FCC Chairman: CCIA, NCTA, CTIA, NTCA, CEA and MPAA

FCC May 1st, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 - The following are reactions from President Barack Obama’s Announcement that Tom Wheeler would be Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from several of the leading major telecommunications, media and technology industry trade groups. Ed Black, President and CEO of the Computer and Communications Industry Association:  “President Obama has nominated the right […]

Rural Telecom Associations Raise Concerns Over USF Reform

FCC, Universal Service July 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 – The FCC should consider costs and service areas of rural broadband customers as it reforms the Universal Service Fund (USF) to include broadband expansion, urged members of congress and rural telecom associations Thursday.

The rural telecom associations announced at the Capitol building the inauguration of a DC-based print advertising campaign to highlight the economic harm of the FCC’s current proposal. The associations believe that USF reform as it is presently being considered would result in lost jobs, poor health care coverage and stifled innovation due to blocked access to global markets.

House Restores Funding to Broadband Loan Program

Broadband's Impact, Rural Utilities Service June 17th, 2011

WASHINGTON June 17, 2011 – In a 221-198 vote, the House voted on Thursday to approve an amendment to the Agriculture appropriations act, would will reinstate funding for the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to continue the Broadband Loan Program.

Congressional Action on Telecommunications Act in Question at Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, FCC, Net Neutrality, Universal Service, Wireless January 20th, 2011

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2011 – After 15 years of explosive growth and innovation in telecommunications since the last major revision, the 112th Congress is faced with the question of whether the law is keeping up with technology. On Tuesday, our panelists discussed whether Congress should consider another overhaul of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and whether it is politically viable to do so at 2011′s first Broadband Breakfast Club.

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