February 2012

A Deeper Look into Wireless Spectrum Capacity and Its Effect on Device Performance and Consumers: A Response to CNNMoney Tech’s Spectrum Series

February 28, 2012

Tweet Last week, David Goldman of CNNMoney Tech gave readers a week-long series on the spectrum crunch and its effect on cell phone capacity and performance.  These articles gave the readers a nicely woven view of what the spectrum crunch is, why it is important, why there is a problem, and what has been and […]

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Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, NOBEL/Women Support Universal Broadband Adoption by Women and Families

February 26, 2012

Tweet Louisiana State Senator Sharon Weston Broome is the president of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative/Women (NOBEL/Women). NOBEL/Women is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization primarily composed of current and former black women legislators as well as appointed officials. A few weeks ago, I had the distinct honor of serving as a panelist alongside two […]

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FCC Strategic Goals, Where is Diversity?

February 24, 2012

Tweet If we were to give the FCC progress report, what do you suppose it would look like?  For universal service reform and broadband policy, I imagine the Commission would receive high marks for their initiatives and effort. But what would the Commission’s marks be for diversity?  Absent?  Tardy? It is no great secret that […]

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The Digital Piracy Battle: ‘Both Sides Need to Come to the Table’

February 21, 2012

Tweet While it is clear that the nation has not reached consensus regarding the legislation to curb digital theft, most people on both sides of the debate agree that something needs to be done to stop the piracy of copyrighted works online. Toni Cook Bush, partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom emphasized some […]

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Diversity Matters at the FCC

February 20, 2012

Tweet Despite the exponential growth of minorities in America, diversity in technology continues to lag.  Participation in the telecommunications industry has fared even worse. But there is good news:  the FCC’s Advisory Committee for Diversity in the Digital Age is trying to change that. The need for the Diversity Committee at the FCC “To grow […]

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Why Diversity Still Matters in the Technology and Telecom Industries

February 17, 2012

Tweet The following article by Jason A. Llorenz, Esq., Executive Director of the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP), originally appeared on the HTTP blog. Recently, HACR released its Corporate Inclusion Index (CII) which measures companies across sectors on the issue of diversity. AT&T. The company tied for first place and received a rating of […]

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Minority Involvement in the (Very Likely) Spectrum Auctions: Where Do Their Interests Lie?

February 14, 2012

Tweet Mobile/wireless spectrum is essential to minority adoption.  Study after study has found that African Americans and Hispanics rely on their mobile devices to access the Internet more than any other demographic group.  But the growth of this market is directly attributable to a much less tangible resource, one that is scarce and finite – […]

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TechNet Sponsored-Report Reveals More Information about ‘App Economy’

February 12, 2012

Tweet America’s obsession with various high tech innovations such as the smartphone and tablet, and its “got-to-have-an-app-for-everything” attitude, has led to the demand and creation of about 500,000 apps and apparently, just as many jobs. Last week, TechNet, a bipartisan network of CEOs and Senior Executives that promotes the growth of technology- led innovation, released […]

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Ensuring Broadband for the Remaining 100 million Americans Without It

February 10, 2012

Tweet When it comes to ensuring that all 311 million Americans have access to broadband, we still have a long way to go.   Although the FCC reported in its Seventh Broadband Progress Report and Order on Reconsideration that nearly 208 million people have adopted broadband, more than 100 million Americans, particularly 37 million women, lack […]

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Searching for New, Engaging Media Content? Check Online.

February 7, 2012

Tweet While many continue to find issue with the content available on broadcast television, the emergence of new programming online is appearing to satiate those who desire to be entertained, yet not at the expense of depth,  dimension, or even an opportunity to be educated. The ‘New Wave’: Public Purpose Content Public purpose content is […]

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