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Payroll package strikes spectrum deal

February 17, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The payroll-tax package would raise $15 billion for the budget, provide more spectrum for wireless broadband, and help public-safety officials build a national broadband network. House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., who was also a conferee and authored the House's spectrum bill, said the...

Deal on spectrum approaches

February 16, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Negotiators appeared to have completed work on the spectrum portion that will be included in a payroll tax cut deal. After negotiating late into the night, details of the spectrum language were emerging Thursday morning and lawmakers were aiming for a vote in the House by the end of the...

Wireless broadband a priority for administration

February 13, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Expanding wireless broadband coverage to 98 percent of Americans remains a key priority for the Obama administration in its fiscal year 2013 budget proposal. To help do this, President Obama has proposed a boost in funding for the Federal Communications Commission and the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration,...

Google Privacy Changes Attract New Scrutiny From Hill

January 26, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A bipartisan group of House Energy and Commerce members asked Google on Thursday to explain why it plans to start tracking users and collecting information about them across all the company's products. "As an Internet giant, Google has a responsibility to protect the privacy of its users," the eight lawmakers...

House, Senate postpone piracy bills under pressure

January 20, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Julie Jacobson/AP Capping a dramatic week of protests and legislative maneuvering, leaders in the Senate and the House announced on Friday that they are backing off efforts to pass a pair of controversial bills to crack down on foreign websites that use pirated content. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ,...

Leahy Offers Major Concession On Online Piracy Bill

January 12, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said on Thursday he would remove a controversial provision from his bill that aims to crack down on piracy and counterfeiting on foreign websites. Leahy told Vermont Public Radio he would be willing to remove language that would allow a court to order service...

Issa to introduce legislation to counter SOPA next week

January 12, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Harry Hamburg/AP One of the leading opponents of legislation to curb piracy and counterfeiting on foreign websites said on Wednesday that he plans to introduce an alternative bill next week when the House returns from its holiday break. Rep. Darrell Issa , R-Calif., told a news conference at the Consumer...

Administration decision on Internet gambling may force Congress's hand

January 9, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Julie Jacobson/AP A Justice Department memo last month that cleared the way for states to legalize online poker and lotteries makes it more important than ever for Congress to clear up the issue on a federal level, supporters of legislation say. The Justice Department said the 1961 Wire Act, a...

ICANN chairman sees little value in delaying new domain-name program

January 4, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With a week to go before his group rolls out a program that could dramatically increase the number of Internet addresses available to the public, the chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers says he sees no reason to delay despite growing calls to slow down the...

Spectrum rules stuck in holding pattern

December 22, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Stakeholders in the year-long debate over spectrum legislation find themselves in a bit of a holding pattern while lawmakers try to figure out how to break a congressional logjam over how to extend a payroll-tax holiday. House GOP leaders included a version of spectrum legislation approved earlier this month by...

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