We need a Broadband-to-Work program

Much like the welfare-to-work reform bill had bipartisan support because it moved people from welfare into a job, the FCC needs to reform the Lifeline program to provide broadband so it moves people from government assistance into jobs. Not just any jobs, but tech-oriented jobs.…

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FCC Promotes 100 Mbps for 100M Homes

The FCC chairman today outlined a vision for 100 Mbps connections to 100 million homes. But that goal will be easy compared with other aspects of the National Broadband Plan he outlined such as delivering faster universal service, telehealth, a smart grid, and digital literacy programs.…

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The New FCC and a Small Reality Check

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski came to our office today to talk about broadband, and during both the event itself and the conversations I had with people before and after, it became clear to me how optimistic many of us should be about the New FCC.…

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The FCC Sees the Future — and It's VoIP

The FCC is prepping for a future without the circuit-switched network that currently handles most of the calls in this country, as we transition to an all-IP communications network. This transition requires regulatory reform, but will also enable new services that meld voice, video and data.…

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Today in Mobile

Om’s interview with new FCC Chair Julius Genachowski is getting plenty of attention in the blogosphere, and for good reason. Genachowski’s claim…

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