Tech Industry and Non-Profit Groups Criticize National Security Agency’s Encryption-Cracking
Broadband's Impact, Privacy, Transparency
September 6th, 2013
TweetWASHINGTON, September 6, 2013 – In the wake of reports in The New York Times, ProPublica, and The Guardian that the National Security Agency had embarked on a system of cracking widespread industry-used encryption protocols, at least one industry group and non-profit organization highlighted the need for the nation to “redraw its boundaries around surveillance.” According to a statement [...]
Broadband Adoption and Usage: If You’re Not Online, You’re Missing What You Need to Know
Broadband and Democratization, Education, FCC, Media ownership, National Broadband Plan, social networking, Social Networking
June 25th, 2012
TweetJune 25, 2012 – Having access to broadband technology and other digital tools is a key ingredient to economic, social, and political connectedness. Yet only 69 percent of Americans have broadband internet connections at home. What vital services are the other one-third missing? One example was apparent at last Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club, on “The [...]
iPods, iPhones, iPads – and the Wired and Wireless Broadband Connections That Feed Them
Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
January 12th, 2012
TweetJanuary 12, 2012 – The Broadband Economy has always been about three things: wired and wireless connections; the iPods, iPhones, and iPads that we got in our Christmas stockings; and the content that makes it fun and useful to “connect” your device to the internet. Some of us talk about the internet and broadband but [...]
At FTC, Experts Address The Troubled State Of Journalism and the Internet
December 1st, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 1, 2009 – Experts from the private sector, nonprofit groups and the government gathered Tuesday at the Federal Trade Commission for the start of a two-day workshop focused on the troubled state of the media industry and how the business models will change going forward.
“Since the beginning of our Republic, journalism has been essential to making democracy work,” FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said (PDF) in opening remarks. His point is largely agreed upon by many involved in discussions centered around the media. But there is not a consensus on how media business models will evolve down the road or on whether the government should become more involved in the industry.
Should the Data in Broadband Maps Be Transparent and Public?
February 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 18, 2009 – Art Brodsky, communications director at Public Knowledge, has just posted a second piece about Connected Nation. For more than a year, BroadbandCensus.com has been presenting an alternative to the proprietary-information model of Connected Nation.