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Alan Perce, Former Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission

Location:
Lexington, VA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Dr Alan Perce died at the family home in Lexington (VA) on July 10, 2016.

Columbus (OH) Outfits Buses with Wi-Fi

Location:
Columbus, OH, United States
Recommendation:
3

Columbus (OH) bus riders soon won’t have to worry about blowing through their smartphone data limits as they wait for their stop. The Central Ohio Transit Authority plans to offer wireless Internet on all buses before the end of 2017.

Madison (WI) tests Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce Its Digital Divide

Location:
Madison City Hall, 210 Martin Luther King Blvd, Madison, WI, United States
Recommendation:
3

Over the next two years, the City of Madison (WI) will invest $500,000 in general obligation capital funds to experiment with a creative public private partnership to bring fiber-to-the-building services to more than 1,000 underserved families.

Layer3 TV to Launch in Chicago Soon, Backed by Altice and John Paulson

Location:
Layer3 TV, Denver, CO, United States
Recommendation:
3

Secretive cable TV upstart Layer3 TV is getting ready to launch in Chicago (IL) in the coming weeks. Some of the money used to finance the launch comes from two previously unannounced investors: French telecommunication company Altice, through newly acquired US subsidiary Suddenlink, and Paulson Co., the investment company of famed hedge fund investor John Paulson.

Annual Conference Will Explore Spectrum Forensics

Location:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), 1401 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
Recommendation:
3

What are the best practices for isolating an interfering signal and tracking it to its origin, and what should the consequences be for the offending transmitter to prevent future interference? Such legal and regulatory issues will be explored at 2016’s International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART), on Aug. 1-3 in Westminster (CO).

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DNC 2016: Broadband Platform and Leaked E-mails

This week, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party swept into Philadelphia (PA) for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The party unveiled its platform, which contains ...

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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

Alan Perce, Former Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission

Location:
Lexington, VA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Dr Alan Perce died at the family home in Lexington (VA) on July 10, 2016.

Columbus (OH) Outfits Buses with Wi-Fi

Location:
Columbus, OH, United States
Recommendation:
3

Columbus (OH) bus riders soon won’t have to worry about blowing through their smartphone data limits as they wait for their stop. The Central Ohio Transit Authority plans to offer wireless Internet on all buses before the end of 2017.

Madison (WI) tests Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce Its Digital Divide

Location:
Madison City Hall, 210 Martin Luther King Blvd, Madison, WI, United States
Recommendation:
3

Over the next two years, the City of Madison (WI) will invest $500,000 in general obligation capital funds to experiment with a creative public private partnership to bring fiber-to-the-building services to more than 1,000 underserved families.

Layer3 TV to Launch in Chicago Soon, Backed by Altice and John Paulson

Location:
Layer3 TV, Denver, CO, United States
Recommendation:
3

Secretive cable TV upstart Layer3 TV is getting ready to launch in Chicago (IL) in the coming weeks. Some of the money used to finance the launch comes from two previously unannounced investors: French telecommunication company Altice, through newly acquired US subsidiary Suddenlink, and Paulson Co., the investment company of famed hedge fund investor John Paulson.

Annual Conference Will Explore Spectrum Forensics

Location:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), 1401 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
Recommendation:
3

What are the best practices for isolating an interfering signal and tracking it to its origin, and what should the consequences be for the offending transmitter to prevent future interference? Such legal and regulatory issues will be explored at 2016’s International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART), on Aug. 1-3 in Westminster (CO).

benton logo

DNC 2016: Broadband Platform and Leaked E-mails

This week, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party swept into Philadelphia (PA) for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The party unveiled its platform, which contains ...

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