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Congress Seeks Winning Design for Proposed Spectrum Auctions

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WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology explored legislation Wednesday that would encourage the voluntary participation of broadcast companies and wireless providers in spectrum auctions.

“There is a looming spectrum crisis, and we must get additional spectrum into the marketplace,” said Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)

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Fiber at the Federal Communications Commission: Broadband Speeds Are Key

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WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – Broadband speeds are important because technologies such as multi-way high definition video communication require next generation services to run, Benoit Felten of the Yankee Group said during a Federal Communications Commission meeting Thursday.

Felten said he expects in the next few years there will be many more offerings of 100 megabytes or higher broadband service that homes can subscribe to for reasonable prices, but currently this speed can only be found mainly in parts of the European Union or Asia. Felten, who was one of many experts the FCC had outline the specifics of broadband technology, focused his talk on fiber deployments around the world.

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Tech Policy Expert Sees U.S. on Right Path to Broadband Growth

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WASHINGTON, July 31, 2009 – The federal government and broadband grant seekers should be careful as they seek policy to ensure it doesn’t hinder the spreading of high-speed communications system across the nation, a former Commerce Department official and broadband expert said.

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FCC is Agency in Midst of Transition, Says Co-Leader of Obama Transition Team

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SILVER SPRING, Md., April 1, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission is an agency in the midst of a transition, said Wharton business school professor Kevin Werbach, recently co-leader of the Obama administration’s FCC transition team.

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