Submitted: June 18, 2013 - 8:21pm
Last updated: June 18, 2013 - 8:58pm
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Tom Wheeler, President Obama’s nominee to head the Federal Communications Commission, told the Senate Commerce Committee that his experience as the leader of lobbying groups for the cable television and cellphone industries had convinced him that the agency needs to promote competition over regulation. He said that the FCC's championing of competition was especially important given Americans’ heavy dependence on communications networks in education, public safety and consumer services.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), 1401 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
To illustrate the impact of the $4 billion Recovery Act investment in the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and State Broadband Initiative (SBI), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has developed a user friendly online tool to visualize the high-speed broadband networks, public computer centers and Internet training programs funded across the country.
Submitted: June 18, 2013 - 8:10pm
Last updated: June 18, 2013 - 8:10pm
Forrester Research, 400 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA, 02139, United States
Imagine providing essential information to your customers, in the exact time and place they need it — and delivering that information right in front of their eyes, where they can’t miss it. That’s the vision of marketing on Google Glass. Marketers must think differently about Glass than they do about their Web or smartphone applications. And they should start thinking now about Glass, even though the device likely won’t be shipping to consumers before 2014.
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
You have to wonder if President Barack Obama ever thought, when he first ran for the White House, that he would need to defend himself from accusations his presidency would be a mere extension of his Republican predecessor.
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Google asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to ease long-standing gag orders over data requests it makes, arguing that the company has a constitutional right to speak about information it’s forced to give the government.
House Committee on Intelligence, Washington, DC, 20515, United States
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) encouraged the intelligence community to restructure a National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program that gathers metadata on the phone records of Verizon and other phone providers' customers. Rep Schiff argued that Americans may feel "much more comfortable" if telecommunications companies retained the metadata on customers' phone calls rather funneling it to the secretive spy agency.
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
President Barack Obama launched a new initiative called ConnectED, which aims to bring similar next-generation connectivity to classrooms across America in the next five years. It’s a great idea. But Obama’s proposal leaves a lot of questions unanswered. The biggest unknown is perhaps the most important: funding.
Google has repeatedly grabbed headlines with its ambitious plan to wire more than a dozen cities with super-fast Internet service. But Google isn't the only game in town when it comes to superfast Internet connections.