Wireless Industry, Broadcasters Clash over Incentive Auctions at CES
Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum, Wireless
January 10th, 2011
LAS VEGAS, January 10, 2011 – Industry and government representatives debated the future of spectrum policy during a panel discussion at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Friday and highlighted the controversy over the FCC’s proposed incentive auctions.
Rick Boucher introduced the discussion with a prepared statement explaining the need to free up more spectrum for mobile broadband use and promoting both voluntary incentive auctions as well as the re-auction of the D-block, a controversial segment of spectrum. Boucher served as the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet during the 111th Congress.
CES Panel Debates Net Neutrality, With Carriers Complaining About FCC Rules
FCC, Net Neutrality
January 6th, 2011
LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2011 – Government and industry representatives gathered Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show for a panel discussion on the merits of the FCC’s recent Open Internet Order and its effects on the broadband industry.
Cecilia Kang of the Washington Post moderated the panel, instigating discussions ranging from whether the FCC had the appropriate authority to issue the Order, to what impact participants felt it would have on the future of the Internet.
TPS Notebook: Lawmakers, Tech Pioneers Discuss Broadband's Economic Value
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA
May 12th, 2009
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 12, 2009 – 24 hours into the third annual Tech Policy Summit in San Mateo, two members of Calfornia’s House delegation and a founding father of the PC age sounded off with different views on the best implementation and potential efficacy of the Obama administration’s $7.25 broadband stimulus program.
Lots of Questions, No Easy Answers on Stimulus Funds at Tech Policy "Town Hall"
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, States, Universal Service
May 11th, 2009
SAN MATEO, CALIF, May 11, 2009 – Familiar faces gathered and familiar arguments on the best way to spend $7.2 billion rang out Monday at the San Mateo Marriott as the 2009 Tech Policy Summit kicked off with a Broadband Innovation mini-conference, with an opening “town hall” on the “state of the stimulus.”