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Spectrum for Brighter Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 08.26.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

With a Japanese investment group poised to buy one of America's leading wireless companies, tablet sales expected to grow nearly 70 percent this year,...

Can Pritzker Help Close the Deal on Spectrum?

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

President Obama has rightly received widespread accolades for nominating Penny Pritzker to be the next U.S. Commerce Secretary. A seasoned entreprene...

Hacking Our Way to Social Good

Diane Smith | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Diane Smith

A recent hackathon sponsored by Autism Speaks once again proves that we are harnessing the power of wireless to change lives in powerful and creative ways.

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...

Spectrum: The FCC's Lasting Legacy

Everett Ehrlich | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology
Everett Ehrlich

Predicting the future of this country's fastest growing, most innovative marketplace is a difficult task. But if the FCC chairman is successful in bringing new spectrum to market and opening more channels for commerce and communications, his legacy will be assured.

Time for an 'All of the Above' Spectrum Strategy

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 10.22.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The FCC predicts that demand for wireless connectivity could surpass existing capacity as early as next year, with massive deficits soon to follow, resulting in unreliable service and higher connectivity costs.

FCC Has Options to Make Verizon Cable Deal Better for Internet Users

Edward J. Black | Posted 10.20.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Congress and the FCC have put themselves at this juncture where they now have to choose between taking strong steps the biggest companies abhor, in order to enable competition -- or actually regulating a broadband monopoly.

Going for the Wireless Gold

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

As the Games wind to a close, they also will be remembered for redefining the Olympic experience through wireless connectivity. Here are a few connected highlights from the London 2012 games.

Mobile Competition Drives Faster U.S. Wireless Networks

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The U.S. government policies, both in word and deed, must continue on a bipartisan path of fostering a pro-investment, pro-innovation environment, where consumers continue to drive the mobile market.

Why We Need to Fix the Spectrum Crunch Now

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 09.12.2012 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

The spectrum crunch threatens consumers with higher prices, less service for their dollar, and less reliability and quality as well.

White House Must Lead on Wireless

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The message is clear: Political gridlock and bureaucratic inertia in Washington must take a back seat to the more urgent tasks of moving our economy forward and putting the interests and needs of our citizens first.

The Real Meaning of the GSA Scandal

J.H. Snider | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
J.H. Snider

What accounts for the different treatment? Why is a million dollars of waste at the GSA a scandal but not tens of billions of dollars at the FCC-NTIA? I believe public ignorance and apathy are the immediate cause of blame.

White House Needs to Shake Loose Underutilized Government Spectrum

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 06.12.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Today, U.S. consumers and businesses largely take our mobile connectivity for granted. It is incumbent on all political leaders to ensure this never changes.

Bandwidth Is Like Energy: It Should Be Used Efficiently

Joe Waz | Posted 05.26.2012 | Technology
Joe Waz

As a consumer, I want the best-quality devices and apps I can buy. Part of the equation is how much of my bandwidth these devices and apps are going to eat up. I know that, one way or the other, I wind up paying for that bandwidth.

Secrecy and Corruption at the NTIA

J.H. Snider | Posted 05.12.2012 | Technology
J.H. Snider

Anything short of this type of personal liability is unlikely to provide agency heads with an adequate incentive to comply with FOIA under circumstances when they believe that compliance could damage their careers.

The Digital Divide and the Racial Wealth Gap: Why Supporting Minority Business Enterprise is an Answer for Both

David Honig | Posted 05.05.2012 | Technology
David Honig

We are currently facing the greatest threat to first class citizenship, competitiveness, economic growth, and moral fiber as a nation since segregation. A deep digital divide exists at a critical point in our nation's history where we are transitioning from an industrial to a digital society.

Michael McAuliff

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, with Republicans agreeing...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, with Republicans agreeing...

Fourth and Long on DC Spectrum Impasse

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The next wave of U.S. mobile innovation now waits on Washington. Mobile entrepreneurs and consumers have thrown a perfect spiral down the field. In the now infamous words of Gisele Bundchen, someone's got to catch it.

Best of TEDTalks 2011, # 7: Wireless Data From Every Lightbulb

Harald Haas | Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology
Harald Haas

2011-12-16-harldhaassdfdf.jpgSoon when you switch on the light in the morning, that light will beam the latest news to your smartphone. From the breakfast table, you will be able to send emails through the table light.

Harald Haas On Lightbulb Data

Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology

jQuery(function($) { $('#ad_sharebox_260x60').prepend(''); }); In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are ex...

Now What? How Can the FCC Avoid the Looming Spectrum Crisis?

Morgan Reed | Posted 02.07.2012 | Technology
Morgan Reed

I was personally disappointed with the FCC's approach to the AT&T/T-Mobile merger because the Commission failed to address our country's fundamental communications infrastructure problem -- mobile devices need more bandwidth.

Can the Supercommittee Slay the Deficit Dragon?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

On twelve Members of Congress sits the dragon of our deficit. But the Supercommittee tasked with deciding how to slay this dragon before it consumes u...

The Broadcast Industry's Free TV Scam Redux

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.24.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

What the broadcasters really want is to transition to mobile broadband service without paying for the privilege. The debate in the industry is over the means, not the end.

Florence And The Machine Debut 'Ceremonials' Live

Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

Here's Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine premiering three tracks off her Oct. 31 album Ceremonials at Brooklyn's Creators Project festival this...