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Fifth Annual Broadband Summit
June 24, 2009

The fifth annual Broadband Policy Summit was held June 18-19 in Arlington, VA and managed once again to draw a “who’s who in telecommunications policy” list of participants. Ch…

EDUCAUSE Submits National Broadband Plan Comments to FCC
June 9, 2009

Yesterday, EDUCAUSE joined Internet2 and ACUTA in submitting comments on the development of a national broadband plan.  In April, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it …

Genachowski Named New FCC Chairman
March 3, 2009

President Obama named Julius Genachowski as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In naming him, Obama said: "“I can think of no one better than Julius …

While You Were Voting: FCC Frees Up The White Spaces
November 6, 2008

While the country fixated on the historic presidential election on Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) quietly expanded the use of unused airwaves, or "white spaces." T…

Measuring Broadband Access: Congress Passes Legislation Requiring Broadband Surveys
October 2, 2008

Before you can fix the problem, you must diagnose it. On Tuesday, September 30, Congress passed the final version of S. 1492, the Broadband Data Improvement Act. It is expected that Presiden…

FCC Votes Against Comcast in a 3-2 Decision
August 1, 2008

The Associated Press is reporting that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) delivered a 3-2 decision against cable giant Comcast this morning. The FCC ruled that the company violated …

EDUCAUSE Releases Statement on FCC Vote Against Comcast
August 1, 2008

Statement on FCC's Vote on Comcast's Network Management Practices: "EDUCAUSE applauds the FCC for exercising its responsibility to ensure that the Internet remains open and acce…

FCC Votes on the Comcast/BitTorrent Issue Tomorrow, and EDUCAUSE Enters the Fray
July 31, 2008

Tomorrow the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to hold a meeting to adopt an enforcement action against Comcast for violating the Commission's principles on an open and acc…