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Women's Media Center Renews Call For Female FCC Chair

www.broadcastingcable.com | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

On the reports that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will finally announce that he is leaving, the Women's Media Center is renewing its call for the Wh...

Growing the Internet: IP Network Conversion Helps Creators, Too

Chris Castle | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology
Chris Castle

A huge technological transformation is underway in the U.S. and around the globe: Consumers are abandoning older technologies in favor of high-speed Internet services that rely on modern, fiber-based or IP-enabled broadband networks.

mHealth: Just What The Doctor Ordered

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.19.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

It is now believed that an American child born today could live to the ripe old age of 150. From wearable mobile devices that track physical activity ...

We Must Bridge the Rural Digital Divide in America

Diane Russell | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology
Diane Russell

The policy question is not, "Is broadband working in America?" It clearly is. The real challenge is to make sure that the remaining Americans who are not on the fast lane of the Internet get on it as quickly as possible.

Dear FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, "1 Gigabit City (Municipality) Challenge?" -- Ha, Ha, Ha...

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Maybe if the FCC actually cared about data and not hype the FCC would actually be respected, instead of being considered a punch line of a bad joke.

We Don't Need Six Strikes

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology
John Tarnoff

Last month, audiovisual content rights holders announced the new Copyright Alert System, a.k.a. "Six Strikes" that they and ISPs have put in place to discourage peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted files. Good luck!

Comments From the Front -- Friends of AT&T Want New Digital Dead Zones

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T's Petition requests that it starts the 'transition' to the Internet protocols, when in fact it is simply a plan to stop upgrading whole areas of AT&T's 22 states and get rid of all regulations.

WATCH: Cell Phone Unlocking Ban To Be Reconsidered After 100K Sign Petition

Posted 03.03.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Federal Communications Commission will investigate if unlocking a cell phone should be illegal, after an online petition against the ban reached 1...

The New 'Digital Dead Zones' and Removing Your Rights to Communicate: Deny the AT&T FCC Petition Now

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink, who are corporate sponsors of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), have declared war on the American public.

Dear Telecom Unions: Time to Fight for the Public Switched Network Infrastructure & Technology (PSNIT) -- The State-based Utility Wires

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The real question is: Are the unions going take an active role in stopping the closing down of the networks? Are they going to help to get the networks get upgraded?

AT&T Among Internet Providers Not Delivering The Speeds They Advertise: FCC

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.15.2013 | Technology

Some Internet providers, notably AT&T, are still not delivering the speeds they advertise to consumers, according to a new report by the Federal Commu...

AT&T's FCC Petition Should Be Denied: AT&T Should be Investigated

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

We request that the FCC immediately start investigating AT&T's business practices as well as the company's failure to supply material and essential facts about their deployment of U-Verse.

Time Is of the Essence: US Must Implement the Broadband Communications Infrastructure Necessary to Remain Globally Connected, Competitive and Relevant

John M. Burns | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
John M. Burns

The transition to an IP broadband network is not a singular tech issue but a far reaching concern that intersects the worlds of education, security, business, politics and healthcare and directly brings into focus the U.S.'s ability to remain globally connected, competitive and relevant.

The 10 Craziest (Real) FCC Complaints Filed On 'SNL'

Hulu.com | Posted 04.13.2013 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Because the Internet is wonderful, a Freedom of Information Act request was filed for every complaint about SNL the FCC has received in the last five years. Here are the most insane ramblings we could find.

Gerry Smith

Historic Blizzard Tests Wireless Flaws Exposed By Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.08.2013 | Technology

In the past two years, residents of Bethel, Conn., have been hit by three massive snowstorms that knocked out power for days. Each time, nearby cell t...

Is Free Public WiFi Possible?

Timothy Karr | Posted 02.06.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

We have a long way to go to get public WiFi for all, but it's vital that we get to work right now. To promote affordable WiFi options, the FCC has to follow through and increase the amount of spectrum that is available for open networks.

Getting the Spectrum Auctions Done Fast - and Right

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

With more mobile subscriptions than people in the U.S, there's exploding demand for fast, reliable connections to our wireless networks. Rapidly growi...

Spin the Revolving Door: Tribune Hires FCC Chairman's Right-Hand Man

Craig Aaron | Posted 04.01.2013 | Media
Craig Aaron

The latest FCC official to get a job in the industry he used to regulate is Edward Lazarus, Chairman Julius Genachowski's former chief of staff. The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday that Lazarus is the new general counsel of Tribune Co.

AT&T U-verse Is a Copper-Based PSTN Service: Lawmakers and the Media Were Duped.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I just made a rather disturbing finding. AT&T's U-verse service -- its broadband, internet and TV service -- is a copper-to-the-home service. More importantly, it is a fiber-to-the-press-release.

The State of Broadband and Social Justice: A Dream Deferred

David Honig | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology
David Honig

The dream is as vivid, as desirable, as tangible as ever: a nation where all Americans can realize their full potential by putting to use all of their entrepreneurial and managerial skills, and their inherent creativity and innovation. But the FCC defers that dream year after year.

Dear Mr. President: For Real Progress, We Must Break the Power of Big Money

Bob Edgar | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Bob Edgar

The 2012 elections showed just how broken our elections are, with millions discouraged from voting due to antiquated registration laws, voter intimidation and misinformation, and the manipulation of voting laws for political gain.

The FCC Chief Is Awesome at His Job if You Own a Big Cable Company

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

Local businesses get it. Mayors get it. City councils get it. And unlike Chairman Genachowski, they know what the problem is: little incentive for massive, established cable monopolies to invest in networks when they are harvesting record profits and subscribers have no other choices.

The Next FCC Chair: Decisive Protector of the Public Interest

Gigi Sohn | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Gigi Sohn

Even though current FCC Chair Julius Genachowski has not announced that he is leaving, there is still much talk about who is being considered to be his successor. The trade press has been throwing out names of the supposed frontrunners every few weeks or so.

Crisis Communications Advice for CBS: Fix Your CNET Mess. Now.

Art Brodsky | Posted 03.17.2013 | Media
Art Brodsky

CBS over the course of a couple of days also managed to trash sizable part of a $1.8 billion investment. All in all, not a bad weekend's work. The question now is: how do you dig yourself out of a big hole, assuming you even want to?

The Simple Fix That Will Save the American Republic

Matt Zeller | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Matt Zeller

Fantastic fundraising and/or personal wealth does not correlate to good governance. Hence, our congressional representatives are poor governing officials, but fantastic fundraisers. How do we fix this all at once?