The White House has introduced a complementary initiative called ConnectALL to the FCC's Lifeline program proposal that aims to bring broadband services to 20 million more Americans by 2020.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a report that analyzes potential interference in the 3.5 GHz band, which is considered viable for small cell use. Google and other advocates will likely view the report as a positive for the spectrum, as exclusion zones with restricted usage are now believed to be much smaller.
The U.S. Broadband Opportunity Council interagency is asking for public comments on how federal agencies can promote broadband deployment, adoption and competition.
West Virginia's efforts to spend nearly $2.5 million in unused broadband stimulus funds have come to an impasse as the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) rejected the state's proposal.
Developers on Twitter said the government's suggestion of a mobile app code of conduct lacks credibility given the recent NSA scandal over the secret surveillance of American citizens. For months, the NTIA has been holding stakeholder briefings about the need for greater transparency around how mobile apps collect, store and manage consumer information. The code of conduct was released late last month. Of course, those at all involved in online privacy were happy with the news.
Colorado's troubled EAGLE-Net middle mile network is now facing scrutiny from Communications Subcommittee chairman Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.).
EAGLE-Net Alliance got the green light from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to restart network construction on its middle mile network serving school districts and other local organizations throughout Colorado.
Let's begin with some applause. The California Attorney General's office has taken the first step by issuing recommendations for developers, mobile platform providers and carriers to address potential privacy issues head-on, before they get legislation forced upon them. The document that the AG's office published, Privacy on the Go, is less than two dozen pages and is written with surprising clarity.
Twelve months. More than 50 events. Some 20,000 developers. And about 120 corporate members. These are the statistics that make Jon Potter proud.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration voted to temporarily halt BTOP funding for EAGLE-Net Alliance's middle mile network build that will serve a mix of local schools, universities, hospitals throughout Colorado.