We have just a few days left in 2008, but there's still time for the Federal Communications Commission to give us a gift and correct a great error made on Election Day. There's overwhelming consensus that we should be moving to universal, affordable broadband. Here's how the FCC could set us on that course.
In the Digital Age, universal, affordable, and robust broadband is the key to our nation's citizens reaching for - and achieving - the American Dream.
President-elect Obama can immediately exercise strong leadership to improve the competitiveness of the United States in the global economy by acting to craft a National Broadband Strategy.
Putting the Public Interest Back Into Communications Part II:
Broadband for Everyone, Everywhere
An invitation to speak at the annual conference of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, has me thinking about defining our communications goals for the next Administration.
T.S. Eliot wrote:
Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in the past
Putting the Public Interest Back Into Communications Part I:
The Civil Rights Imperative
Testimony of Patti Miller
Vice President, Children Now
United States Senate
Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies and
Financial Services and General Government
"Watch What You Eat: Food Marketing to Kids"
September 23, 2008
Children Now thanks Senators Harkin, Specter, Durbin and Brownback for hosting this hearing today to address the influence of food marketing on children's health. It could not come at a more critical time.
The Senate Commerce Committee meets September 16 to hear testimony on the consumer benefits of broadband service. The question of the day is ? I could offer a long list of reasons why broadband matters, but the list of reasons is too long to enumerate here because it is over 305 million names long.
Luckily, the Senate's hearing focuses on people rather than pipes.
Broadband matters for every American. Broadband matters...