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Broadband touted as driver of economic growth

September 6, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As Democrats this week tout their proposals for boosting the nation's economy, two telecom policy observers argued Wednesday that more attention should be paid to promoting investment in broadband technologies. "We all know that growth is driven by innovation," Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist for the left-leaning think tank the...

Democrats part with GOP on net neutrality, online privacy

September 4, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the Democrats open their convention on Tuesday in Charlotte, they will adopt a national platform that addresses many of the same tech and telecom issues as the Republican Party plan, but with starkly different approaches in some key areas. Like the GOP platform adopted last week during the party’s...

FCC likely to take up incentive auction plan next month

August 31, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Communications Commission is likely to take up a proposal at its Sept. 28 open meeting outlining rules for a new set of auctions aimed at enticing broadcasters to give up some of their spectrum for use by wireless carriers. The FCC appears set to vote on a proposed...

Stakeholders continue slog on mobile app privacy

August 29, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After their third meeting Wednesday, industry, privacy advocates and other stakeholders made little headway in actually developing an industry code of conduct for mobile applications but may be making some progress in finding ways to work together. The latest meeting hosted by the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration...

Romney woos tech sector with small government approach

August 29, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Mitt Romney doesn’t have the same enthusiastic backing in Silicon Valley that President Obama has. But the Republican is trying to make inroads in the tech world by pitching tax and regulatory policies that he says are more aligned with the industry’s interests. The contrast between the candidates is striking...

Critics worry Verizon-cable deal will doom key goal of 1996 Telecom Act

August 17, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some critics say the Justice Department's approval Thursday of Verizon's controversial deal to enter into a joint marketing agreement with a group of cable companies likely spells doom for a key goal of the 1996 telecommunications act: competition for wired phone, Internet and video services. "The proposed joint venture between...

FEC addresses industry concerns over text campaign donations

August 16, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Election Commission on Wednesday tried to allay concerns from the wireless industry related to the agency's approval of campaign donations via text messages, saying wireless providers would not be responsible for ensuring compliance with campaign-giving rules. In response to a request from the wireless industry group CTIA, the...

Spectrum-sharing plan approved by FCC

August 15, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Communications Commission has given T-Mobile USA the green light to begin testing a plan to share spectrum with federal users in a swath of spectrum coveted by the wireless industry. The pilot program will test the impact of sharing spectrum in the 1755-1780 megahertz band to see how...

Bono Mack urges Senate action on Internet resolution

August 15, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After the House unanimously passed a non-binding resolution opposing international efforts to regulate the Internet, the measure's author called on the Senate Tuesday to take swift action to take up the legislation. The resolution, which passed the House earlier this month on 414-0 vote, calls on U.S. officials to work...

Google agrees to pay record fine for privacy violations

August 9, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle allegations that it violated its privacy promises by bypassing the privacy settings of users of Apple’s Safari Internet browser in order to track them, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. “The record-setting penalty in this matter sends a clear message...

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