Executives from AT&T and Verizon Communications said Tuesday that it's important for the Federal Communications Commission to take action against Comcast for slowing down some peer-to-peer traffic to prove that legislation is not necessary when it comes to Network Neutrality.
While colleagues loved and admired NBC's Tim Russert, did they understand him? What made Tim Russert different, and better, was his willingness to listen to -- and take seriously -- criticism about his own profession.
Cable-television operators, who have long sought a way to do away with the set-top box, say they have found a way to make that dream a reality. Even so, a number of hurdles still have yet to be worked out.
LinkedIn has made a big connection with investors, who are valuing the professional networking company at more than $1 billion. LinkedIn said Tuesday that it had received $53 million in venture capital funding from Bain Capital Ventures and three existing investors in exchange for a 5% stake in the company.
Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Motorola and others are asking the Federal Communications Commission to "quickly" reauction the D-block of spectrum so that an interoperable public safety network can be built.
Executives from AT&T and Verizon Communications defended early termination fees for wireless customers Tuesday, but said they wouldn't oppose Federal Communications Commission rules that required these fees to be "reasonable."
The Organization for economic Co-operation and Development will work with developed and developing countries and international organizations to improve policies for the Internet economy and increase international co-operation on issues such as cybercrime and security.
The House Appropriations Financial Services Subcommittee voted Tuesday to block new Federal Communications Commission media ownership rules that would allow newspaper-broadcast outlet cross ownership in the country's 20 largest media markets.
Senate Democratic leaders said Tuesday that they would not stand in the way of a compromise overhaul of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), despite their concerns with the impacts of the sprawling measure.
The Senate late Monday unanimously approved a bill giving Internet phone subscribers the ability to dial "911" in emergencies. The measure reflects a compromise between House and Senate versions. Both bodies have passed separate bills on the issue with virtually no opposition.
Submitted: June 17, 2008 - 10:54pm
Last updated: June 19, 2008 - 1:58pm
As the general election semi-officially kicks-off, the differences between Barack Obama and John McCain on issues ranging from the economy to Iraq constituted the media’s main campaign narrative. Together, the debates over several key issues accounted for almost one-third -- 29% -- of the campaign newshole, as measured by PEJ’s Campaign Coverage Index for June 9-15.
Submitted: June 17, 2008 - 10:53pm
Last updated: August 7, 2008 - 12:42pm
It's inescapable that at least part of the reason the US lags behind other countries in the deployment and adoption of broadband has been the lack of leadership in the White House over the last eight years.
Submitted: June 17, 2008 - 10:52pm
Last updated: June 18, 2008 - 7:58am
Philadelphia revived an effort on Tuesday to provide free citywide wireless Internet access in a project to be run by a new group of investors. The city aims to provide free-of-charge outdoor Web access throughout its 135 square miles, which would be the largest area covered by public Wi-Fi of any US city.
The Senate Commerce Committee postponed a hearing on privacy and online advertising. The hearing, which was only called five days ago, was scheduled for Wednesday (June 18), but Sen Byron Dorgan (D-ND), who called for the hearing, asked that it be postponed.
The Federal Communications Commission has amended its rules to require telemarketers to honor registrations with the National Do-Not-Call Registry indefinitely. The previous rules provided that registrations would expire after five years.