Strickling Testifies Before House Committee at Spectrum Hearing
Congress, House of Representatives, Spectrum, Wireless
July 7th, 2011
WASHINGTON July 7, 2011- National Telecommunications and Information Administration Administrator (NTIA) Lawrence Strickling testified as the sole witness during at Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on the use of federal government spectrum on Wednesday.
“With increased access to broadband, businesses will grow faster and create more jobs, students of all ages will have greater access to education and job training, and public safety officials nationwide will finally have access to state-of-the-art, secure, interoperable mobile communications,” said Strickling. “The end products of the President’s National Wireless Initiative promise to help grow the economy in several ways.”
Technology Policy Institute Panel Discusses Spectrum Incentive Auctions
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
May 24th, 2011
WASHINGTON May 24, 2011- The Technology Policy Institute assembled auction experts Monday to discuss the value and mechanics of proposed spectrum incentive auctions.
“Markets work best when there are rules for the market players to act within,” said Peter Cramton, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland. “Increasingly people are getting their television service through cable and satellite making the mobile broadband market a much more valuable use for the spectrum currently held by television broadcasters.”
American Cable Association Convenes Policy Summit
Broadband Mapping, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Spectrum
April 12th, 2011
WASHINGTON April 12, 2011 – The American Cable Association (ACA) held its annual summit on Tuesday, featuring a keynote speech by Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.
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.
Brookings Panel Debates Wireless Spectrum Policy, AT&T-T-Mobile Deal
Congress, FCC, Media ownership, Spectrum, Wireless
March 31st, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 – The Brookings Institution assembled leading telecommunications experts and business representatives on Wednesday to discuss the future of spectrum policy and the impending merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.
Analysis: For AT&T, It’s All About The Spectrum
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless
March 29th, 2011
WASHINGTON March 29, 2011 – With the acquisition of T-Mobile, AT&T may be not only solving a long standing question about where it would find the spectrum to deploy its planned 4G network, but also make a leap in its public image.
Currently, AT&T uses a band of spectrum not supported by any other carrier in the world, meaning handsets must be specially made for the carrier. Both T-Mobile and AT&T use the same base technology, but the two carriers run their 3G networks on different bands of spectrum. The acquisition of T-Mobile would greatly increase the amount of spectrum and infrastructure that AT&T would possess, bringing service to a greater number of Americans.
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.
Obama to Outline High-Speed Wireless Plan Thursday in Michigan
Broadband's Impact, Education, Health, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, Public Safety, Spectrum, Wireless
February 10th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 10, 2011 – President Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech at Northern Michigan University, Thursday, detailing his plan to catalyze his State of the Union pledge to deliver wireless Internet to 98 percent of Americans within five years.
In addition to spurring businesses to reach the 98 percent goal, the administration’s Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative (WIII) aims to free up radio spectrum to alleviate an impending spectrum crunch, create a nationwide interoperable wireless network for public safety and drive innovation in the wireless broadband sector.