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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

42 Free Speech, Open Government and Public Interest Groups Urge the FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

Free Press and 41 freedom of speech, open government, journalism and public interest groups sent a letter urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to reclassify broadband access services to protect freedom of expression online

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Releases Results Of Broadcast Ownership Diversity Research

On March 31, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal to restrict television broadcasters’ use of joint sales agreements (JSAs).

Sen Franken: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Proposal Threatens Nature of Internet, Raises Net Neutrality Concerns

Sen Al Franken (D-MN), who recently came out in opposition to Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable, continued to raise concerns about its potential impact on consumers.

FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting April 23, 2014

The April Open Meeting of the Federal Communications Commission has been rescheduled from Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

New America Announces New Leadership and Program on Technology

New America appointed Alan Davidson Vice President for Technology Policy and Strategy, and Director of the Open Technology Institute.