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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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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

An Open Knowledge Base for the National Broadband Project

July 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

With the death of the last year’s video franchising-Net neutrality bill, Democrats have now firmly taken the reins on telecommunications policy in Congress. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii., has legislation designed to map out the availability of broadband, or high-speed Internet connections, in the United States, and it passed out of committee on […]

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Tags: broadband · congress · copyright and ip · spectrum

Back to the Paper Bag

July 17th, 2007 · 6 Comments

By Drew Clark

The National Association of Broadcasters likes to think of itself as the king of Capitol Hill. It carefully cultivates an invincible image. And some in the mainstream media buy it. The New York Times describes NAB as “the powerful trade lobby.” But in truth, right now television and radio broadcasters have never […]

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Tags: 700 MHz · broadband · broadcast · spectrum

Google, Intel, Skype and Yahoo! Seek Rules for Bidding on Broadcast Frequencies

March 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Google, Intel, Skype and Yahoo! Seek Rules for Bidding on Broadcast Frequencies

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2007 – The country’s two satellite television companies have joined forces with four major technology companies and a wireless company to promote the auction of frequencies currently used by television broadcasters.
In a March 5 meeting at the Federal Communications […]

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Tags: FCC · spectrum · wireless and spectrum