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Broadcast Networks Seek ‘Time Out’ on FCC Push for White Spaces

October 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, October 23 – The top executives of the four major broadcast networks on Thursday urged the head of the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote on a politically simmering issue that pits broadcasters against Google and high-tech executives.
In the letter, the CEOs of CBS Corp., NBC Universal and Walt Disney, and […]

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Tags: Aspen Institute · CBS · Communications Daily · Dennis Wharton · George Mason University School of Law · Information Economy Project · Jeffrey Zucker · Kevin Martin · Larry Page · Leslie Moonves · Media Access Project · Michael Calabrese · Motorola · NAB · NAF · NBC · National Association of Broadcasters · National Football League · New America Foundation · News Corp. · Peter Chernin · Phillips · RBR.com · Robert Iger · Thomas Hazlett · Vernon Smith · Wi-Fi · google · microsoft · spectrum · white spaces

Free Press, Google and Others Form Pro-Broadband Initiative

June 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

News from the Personal Democracy Forum in New York:
By Drew Bennett, Special Correspondent, BroadbandCensus.com
NEW YORK, June 24 – A group of non-profits, businesses and others organizations seeking to guide the creation of a national broadband plan on Tuesday announced the formation of a new initiative, “Internet for Everyone,” seeking the highlight the crucial importance of […]

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Tags: Free Press · Personal Democracy Forum · broadband · google · net neutrality

CEO: Microsoft-Yahoo Will Bring Competition to Media Business

June 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, June 3 - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Tuesday that his company’s attempt to acquire Yahoo was an effort to bring greater competition to the media business and the advertising industry.
“We are trying to give good competition to the market leader in that category,” Ballmer said about Google, his voice […]

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Tags: AeA · Moore's Law · Yahoo · advertising · google · media business · microsoft · search · wireless

Google, the NAB, and a Third Way in ‘White Spaces’ Debate

May 28th, 2008 · 8 Comments

By Drew Clark
Google co-founder Larry Page came to Washington last week to take on the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the lobbying group that represents over-the-air television stations. It’s a whole new adversary for the beleaguered broadcasters, who have been fighting cable and satellite television for years.
The Federal Communications Commission is currently considering a proposal, […]

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Tags: NAB · broadband · broadcasting · dtv · google · spectrum · white spaces

Corporate Blogs: The New Editorial Page?

June 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Google’s public policy shop today officially joined the blogosphere, joining Cisco (February 4, 2005), Global Crossing (November 7, 2005), and Verizon Communications (October 2, 2006), each of which already have corporate policy blogs. The maiden post, by Andrew McLaughlin, Google’s director of public policy and government affairs, promises “public policy advocacy […]

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Tags: broadband · google · lobbying · net neutrality

Google PAC’s Modest Beginnings

October 24th, 2006 · No Comments

Google PAC’s Modest Beginnings

Internet search giant Google has officially entered the Political Action Committee realm, making donations to three Republicans and two Democrats up for re-election, according to a Saturday story in the San Jose Mercury News. In filings at the Federal Election Commission, Google’s donations are as follows:

ANNA ESHOO FOR CONGRESS 555 Capitol Mall […]

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Tags: PAC · contributions · google · lobbying