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Sens. Snowe, Warner Propose All Fed Buildings Get Wi-Fi

A new bill proposed by Sens. Olympia Snow (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) would require all federal buildings to install small wireless base stations to free up space on overtaxed cellphone networks, according to a report in The Hill. The Federal Wi-Net Act, introduced Friday, directs all publicly accessible federal …

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Cyber Expert Hathaway Presses for Public-Private Partnerships

Former White House cyber guru Melissa Hathaway, who most recently called on Congress to take action on key cybersecurity initiatives, spoke before the American National Standards Institute about continuing cyber developments. Hathaway, who is the president of Hathaway Global Strategies and is also a senior adviser at Harvard Kennedy School’s …

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Post-election Prospects for Net Neutrality Remain Uncertain

As expected, an uncertain road lies ahead for net neutrality following the congressional midterm elections, which saw Republicans regain the majority in the House of Representatives. The Hill reports Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, a supporter of net neutrality, still has the option of taking the unilateral move of …

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Proposed Chinese Telecom Deal Raises Specter of Spying

A proposed deal between Sprint Nextel, Cricket and two Chinese telecom companies has raised a few eyebrows, with some U.S. senators concerned about security. The Hill reports a bipartisan group of legislators wrote a letter seeking reassurance about the deal from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. The letter, signed …

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Broadband Crisis? GAO Doubtful

While Obama administration officials have painted a picture of crisis in implementing broadband technology, according to a new Government Accountability Office report, the United States is on track with other developed nations. And the biggest stumbling block to wider deployment, The Hill reports, is cost, not availability of access. According …

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House Net Neutrality Bill a No-Go

Chairman of the House Commerce Committee Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) announced Wednesday he will not push a net neutrality bill, which had leaked earlier this week, because it failed to garner enough Republican support. “This legislative initiative was predicated on going forward only if we had full bipartisan support in our …

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Leaked House Net Neutrality Bill Shows Signs of Compromise

A leaked version of House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) net neutrality bill strikes a compromise between the regulatory power of Federal Communications Commission and the power of telecom giants. But like many compromises, it might anger both sides. CNet lays out some of the key provisions of the …

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Genachowski Appoints Zac Katz as Legal Adviser

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski last week announced the appointment of Zac Katz as legal adviser, with particular focus on wireline communications, international and Internet issues. Katz is replacing Priya Aiyar, who has been appointed deputy chief counsel to the national commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill …

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