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No Favors for Foreign Firms in Spectrum Auction

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think it's government's role to have Americans subsidize foreign companies. And it sure shouldn't favor foreign-government-owned companies over American ones.

Mind-Boggling 'Time Cloak' Developed Overseas

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 06.06.2013 | Science

A new invisibility cloak for data can make information vanish by creating holes in time, new research suggests. The researchers, who describe their...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Wants Teachers To Get Into Students' Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama imagines a country where teachers know what's happening in their students' brains. He wants "teachers to have an ability to ...

Obama, Take Note: Wireless Revolution Is Coming in Myanmar

Jerrold D. Green | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Jerrold D. Green

Threats still exist for foreign telecom companies looking to enter the market in Myanmar -- from regulatory risk to civil unrest and political concerns. These are very real considerations for companies making investment decisions.

Advocates Say Put the Public First in Illinois Cable Law

Barbara Popovic | Posted 07.13.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

The proposal seeks preferential treatment from the legislature, creates an unlevel playing field with other statewide and local franchise holders, erodes municipal authority, and cuts funding and channels for public use.

After Genachowski... Whom?

Everett Ehrlich | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Everett Ehrlich

The next chairman of the FCC must pick up from where former FCC Chairman William Kennard left off, articulating a new, progressive vision of what the broadband world will look like and how to get there.

Cable: A Recession Proof Industry

Barbara Popovic | Posted 06.29.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

The number of U.S. cable TV subscribers decreased over the last decade. At the same time, the average monthly cable bill went up 84 percent. llinois welcomes healthy business partners. But Illinois residents need and deserve laws from the legislature that protect the public.

How to Pick an FCC Chair Who Gets It

Preeti Vissa | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

While the next FCC chair needs to understand the ins and outs of technology and related law, that won't be enough. He or she must also understand that consumers are different. And we need a telecommunications system that works for everyone.

The Tech Alliances That Can Help Italy

Laura Kiss | Posted 04.03.2013 | World
Laura Kiss

Italy is living through the worst crisis of its republican history and there is not much possibility of an end to it in the shortterm. The economy has...

Yahoo!, Best Buy, and Telecommunting

Phil Simon | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

Letting go of physical boundaries, 19th-century work practices and an expectation that change is ever complete, may propel some organizations to the front through greater innovation and overall productivity.

The Challenge for BRICS and Africa

Richard Attias | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Richard Attias

I am writing this from the BRICS summit in Durban, where it is clear that the huge momentum of these emerging markets -- especially when it comes to their relationship with Africa -- is not slowing down.

Address Jobs Crisis With Bipartisan Telecom Policy

David Goodfriend | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
David Goodfriend

I'm one of those progressives who thinks that our jobs crisis is a lot more troubling than the deficit "crisis" driving all of the budget brinksmanshi...

Careening Toward Telecom Dystopia (But Can We Stop It?)

Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books
Dan Froomkin

In her new book, Susan Crawford compellingly and disturbingly makes it clear that we are well on our way to a very disturbing future of expensive, substandard and unequal Internet access -- with Comcast boldly leading the charge.

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.

Teaming up to Create Jobs in the Telecommunications Sector

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWith online learning making the educational process more time-manageable, more graduates are in a better position to complete their degrees and find employment in their desired industries. And there is no better example of this occurring than in telecommunications.

Is Broadband a Social Justice Issue?

Jason Resendez | Posted 04.02.2013 | Latino Voices
Jason Resendez

In the past decade alone, the Internet has transformed the way we shop (Amazon), communicate (Skype), and even receive medical care. Yet, a large number of Americans, particularly those in minority communities, lack access to these technological advances.

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.

Apple's Battle Against The 'iphone' Could Be Ending Soon

AP | By STAN LEHMAN | Posted 02.26.2013 | Technology

SAO PAULO (AP) — Apple Inc. likely will have to pay a Brazilian company for the right to use the iPhone brand in Latin America's biggest country, a ...

There Is No Internet Freedom Without Internet and Broadband Competition

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Net Neutrality only became an issue once the phone and cable companies got the government to protect their businesses from competition by blocking who could use the wires.

Economic Security for Rural America: LightSquared Round Two

Diane Russell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology
Diane Russell

An essential building block to economic growth lies in expanding broadband access to rural America. Instead of pushing each other over the self-made cliff, why not build a bridge across the digital divide?

Response to FairSearch's Remedy Proposals

David Balto | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology
David Balto

What data is FairSearch alluding to? Which competitors have a right to access? And how would we implement this access? Who makes these decisions?

The Secret to Adding More Jobs

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.16.2012 | Small Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Hiring not in the budget? By embracing telecommuting, which can reduce overhead costs, saving millions of dollars, companies that haven't been able to increase hiring in the last few years might finally be able reduce the nation's continually high unemployment rate.

The Fine Print Misses the Mark

Michael K. Powell | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Michael K. Powell

Author David Cay Johnston won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for his reporting on U.S. tax policy. But in his just released book, The Fine Print, Johnston falls woefully short of that standard in his attempt to critique the state of broadband in the U.S.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Verizon-Cable Pact

Joel Kelsey | Posted 10.27.2012 | Technology
Joel Kelsey

Congress and the FCC need to confront the looming monopoly environment most consumers now face for broadband service. If they don't reverse course and start dealing with the reality they've created, even the best conditions will be meaningless.

Half a Loaf Is Not Enough: The DOJ's Approval of a Cable Cartel Will Harm Consumers

David Balto | Posted 08.23.2012 | Business
David Balto

The FCC had the opportunity to protect consumers by requiring more effective conditions, closing the loopholes created by the DOJ's inconsistent proposed final judgment, and imposing FiOS build-out conditions.