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Alliance for Community Media Hires Mike Wassenaar as New Public Policy Advocate

Mike Wassenaar has been chosen as the Public Policy Advocate for the Alliance for Community Media (ACM).

FCC Increases Availability of Spectrum for High-Speed, High-Capacity Wi-Fi And Other Unlicensed Uses In The 5 GHz Band

The Federal Communications Commission provided for accelerated growth and expansion of new Wi-Fi technology that can offer faster speeds of one gigabit per second or more, increase overall capacity, and reduce congestion at Wi-Fi hot spots.

FCC Adopts TV JSA Attribution Rules, Begins 2014 Media Ownership Quadrennial Review

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to close a loophole in its TV ownership rules, making sure that a party’s interests in a market are properly counted.

FCC Takes Action to Improve Retransmission Consent Process

The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order that strengthens its rules governing retransmission consent negotiations.

FCC Sets Stage for Auction Of 65 Mhz Of Spectrum For Mobile Broadband

The Commission adopted a Report and Order that advances ongoing efforts to make more spectrum available for flexible use wireless services, including mobile broadband.

Global thrust to achieve universal broadband connectivity

The sixth ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14) opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with a call to achieve universal broadband connectivity.

Broadband can solve the global development gap

Access to broadband could be the universal catalyst that lifts developing countries out of poverty and puts access to health care, education and basic social services within reach of all, according to the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Develo

White House Statement by the Press Secretary on Blocking of Twitter in Turkey

The United States is deeply concerned that the Turkish government has blocked its citizens’ access to basic communication tools.

House Subcommittee to Vote on Legislation to Reauthorize Nation’s Satellite Television Law

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep Greg Walden (R-OR) has scheduled a markup to consider draft legislation to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act.

Establish “GSA” for Government Spectrum

A Government Spectrum Ownership Corporation (GSOC) should be established to lease spectrum to government agencies, much in the same way as the General Services Administration (GSA) does with real estate, explain Thomas Lenard and Lawrence White in