Broadband Roundup: Internet Tax Freedom Act, Report on Broadband Speeds, and AT&T on Gigabit Networks
Broadband Data, Broadband Roundup, FCC, Gigabit Networks
June 19th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 – The House Judicary Committee on Wednesday approved the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act this week by a vote of 30-4, according to a press release from the committee. The act banned state-imposed taxation of internet access or discriminatory taxes on e-commerce. Originally enacted in 1998, the bill had previously been […]
Cyberattacks May Also Be Acts of War
June 1st, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 – Cyberwar is war and the United States will treat it as such, reported The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
“If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks,” said an unnamed military official.
Report: Google Launches Music Service in India to Stave Off Piracy
October 26th, 2010
Google has partnered with three digital music providers to launch a new online music service to increase broadband usage and stave off internet piracy, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.
Verizon to Tier LTE Data
Broadband Updates, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
September 23rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 23, 2010 – After months of hinting and speculation, Verizon Wireless CEO Ivan Seidenberg has told the Wall Street Journal that the firm would introduce tiered data pricing. Currently AT&T is the only firm to tier mobile data on handsets
Mark Lloyd, FCC Diversity Chief, Defends Role and Writings
Broadband's Impact, FCC
December 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 15, 2009 – “I am not a Czar,” Federal Communications Commission Chief Diversity Officer Mark Lloyd declared on Monday, while delivering the keynote at a Media Access Project event on the impact of new media, net neutrality and journalism’s future.
Lloyd, an attorney based out of the commission’s Office of General Counsel, devoted a great deal of his speech to rebutting criticism and accusations regarding his role at the FCC, which began when some right-wing oriented blogs and commentators, including Glenn Beck, began critically examining his prior academic writings on media ownership and diversity of expression.
How Will Content Evolve With Online Business Models?
Broadband's Impact, Copyright
November 24th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 24, 2009 – News reports this week, referencing unnamed sources, stated that one of the biggest media conglomerates in the world is considering more ways to profit from the distribution of its articles online by opting out of Google News and moving into Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
News Corporation Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch has reportedly been in talks with Microsoft about a deal in which News Corp would remove its media content from Google’s search engine and include the content on Microsoft’s Bing search engine for a fee.
Wall Street Journal on 'DIY' Network and Speed Tests
January 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 19, 2009 – The Wall Street Journal gave a little attention to a do-it-yourself network test, the “Switzerland” software suite of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. I offered a comment and a link to the Broadband Census and speed test.
Combatants in Net Neutrality Fight Take Aim at Each Other, FCC Chief and Comcast
July 31st, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 31 – Combatants on the subject of Net Neutrality debate took aim at each other on Thursday, with House Minority Leader John Boehner blasting FCC Chairman Kevin Martin in advance of a Federal Communications Commission meeting on Friday.