Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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FCC RELEASES NEW DATA ON INTERNET ACCESS SERVICES. , FCC :: Keyword: [Sec. 706] This report contains data through December 31, 2011.

100 Gbps Network Services for Petascale Science, Sidera :: Keyword: [Sidera] Last week we announced the news of MetroCast’s 100 Gbps upgrade, however this isn’t our first rodeo with 100 Gbps. In the Fall of 2012, at the International Conference of High Performance Computer, Networking, Storage and Analyses (SC12) in Salt Lake City, Utah, a consortium of researchers demonstrated a national scale 100 Gbps optical network testbed – and Sidera’s network

FCC Summit on Closing the Digital Divide, NTCA :: Keyword: [Plan] The FCC held a summit yesterday on broadband adoption, lessons learned over the past few years and best practices that can continue helping to close the digital divide among communities that remain unconnected. In his keynote remarks, Larry Strickling, Assistant Secretary of Communications and Administrator of the National

FCC Workshop: Sprint, ToledoTel Share Broadband Adoption Successes, Telecompetitor :: Keyword: [Plan] FCC Workshop: Sprint, ToledoTel Share Broadband Adoption Successes The telecom industry seems to taking increased interest in how to get more people to adopt broadband, as an FCC broadband adoption workshop on Thursday illustrated. Two of the biggest reasons more people who could get broadband don’t subscribe to it are cost and relevancy – and service providers at yesterday’s workshop talked...

Why Hasn't The Washington Post Admitted That It Totally Screwed Up Its 'Free Super WiFi' Report?, Techdirt :: Keyword: [Wifi] Sometimes the press screws up. Anyone can screw up. The best thing to do is to admit that you screwed up, apologize, and make it right. At times, we've had to do that, sometimes even admitting we were just plain wrong. It happens. You apologize, you make things right, and you move on. However, for some people, that's hard, and apparently the Washington Post is included in that bunch. Earlier

Cecilia Kang Is Right: There Really Could Be A Free National WiFi Network (of Networks), Harold Feld :: Keyword: [Wifi] This past week, we’ve had quite the discussion around Cecilia Kang’s WashPo piece describing a plan by the FCC to create a national WiFi network by making the right decisions about how to allocate spectrum between licenses for auction and what to leave available for the unlicensed TV white spaces

No Free Super WiFi, But the US Still Needs Improved WiFi Coverage, Circleid :: Keyword: [Wifi] The FCC has long battled for a more efficient deployment of unused spectrum, endeavouring to adapt rules governing 'white space' TV spectrum (largely gifted to broadcasters years ago, and generally in the 700MHz band) to newly released spectrum (in the 600MHz band). This will considerably improve wireless broadband coverage where it is needed most — predominantly in rural areas

Newspaper Not Liable for Moderated Online Reader Comments--Gains v. Romkey (Catch-Up Post), Tech & Marketing Law Blog :: Keyword: [47 U.S.C. § 230] Gains v. Romkey, 2012 IL App (3d) 110594-U (Ill. App. Ct. July 3, 2012)

ITIF Report Offers a More Accurate Assessment of US Broadband, Cabletechtalk :: Keyword: [Broadband] According to a report released today by The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) the United States has “made rapid progress in broadband deployment, performance, and price as well as adoption.”

ITIF Releases Comprehensive Ranking of International Broadband Performance, ITIF :: Keyword: [Broadband] A comprehensive report assessing American broadband networks, by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), indicates that, in contrast to some claims, the United States is in fact among the world leaders in several areas and is making significant progress in improving broadband quality and use as a whole.

ARIN Public Policy Consultation Report Now Available, ARIN :: Keyword: [IP Numbers] no description

Zayo Group Plans Metro Fiber Network in Jacksonville, Zayo :: Keyword: [Backbone] Zayo Group announces its planned expansion into Jacksonville, Florida. The extension into Jacksonville will allow Zayo to offer their entire suite of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, including Dark Fiber, Wavelengths, Ethernet and IP

Comcast buys the rest of NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion, Gigaom :: Keyword: [Comcast] Comcast said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the 49 percent of NBCUniversal that it doesn’t already own from current owner General Electric, a deal that will cost approximately $16.7 billion. Comcast bought 51 percent of the broadcaster from GE in 2011, and wasn’t expected to acquire more for several years but said it recently decided to accelerate the purchase.

Egypt Bans YouTube, Huffpo :: Keyword: [Egypt] A Cairo court on Saturday ordered the government to block access to the video-sharing website YouTube for 30 days for carrying an anti-Islam film that caused deadly riots across the world.

The importance of Standards in developing an effective Internet, ITU :: Keyword: [ITU] In a relatively few years an esoteric tool for researchers has become so much a part of our lives that an outage would be considered a major catastrophe.

AT&T Statement on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, AT&T :: Keyword: [DNS] “Cybersecurity is a critically important issue for American consumers, businesses and the overall U.S. economy. AT&T supports the ‘Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,’ bi-partisan legislation which provides legal certainty for the sharing of information on cyber threats as a part of an effective cyber-defense strategy. We commend Chairman Mike

CISPA’s reintroduction stirs new debate #thecircuit, WAPO :: Keyword: [CISPA] The tech policy world is abuzz over the reintroduction of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, a controversial measure that drew the ire of open Web advocates because of the bill’s measures on privacy and intellectual property.


Streaming Nemo: The Weather Channel makes coverage available across all platforms, Lost Remote :: Keyword: [Video] After perhaps only the Super Bowl, nothing drives more social conversation than inclement weather. The Weather Channel has been at the forefront of weather coverage for 30 years, and has been a digital powerhouse since its inception. In May, I interviewed Mike Finnerty, vice president of and web products for The Weather Channel

Amazon Strikes Content Deal With CBS, WSJ :: Keyword: [Video] CBS and Amazon have struck a deal to expand the CBS content made available to Amazon's Prime video streaming service.

Source: Susan Crawford Is Next FCC Chair, Digital Beat :: Keyword: [FCC] A source close to the House Majority Whip’s office tells us that Susan Crawford will be the next chair of the Federal Communications Commission. At least, he said, once we say it, it’ll be true. Oh, who are we kidding? It was Rep Frank Underwood who told us, so it must be true. Or it will be true, right?

Cyber-security Research Ethics Dialog & Strategy (CREDS) Workshop, CAIDA :: Keyword: [Security] The Cyber-security Research Ethics Dialog & Strategy (CREDS 2013) will be held on May 23, 2013 in San Francisco, CA, co-located with The 34th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P 2013), an event of The IEEE Computer Society's Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW 2013)

DHS Watchdog OKs 'Suspicionless' Seizure of Electronic Devices Along Border, Wired :: Keyword: [Big Brother] The Department of Homeland Security's civil liberties watchdog has concluded that travelers along the nation's borders may have their electronic devices seized and their contents reviewed for any reason whatsoever -- all in the interest of national security.

U.S. said to be target of massive cyber-espionage campaign, WAPO :: Keyword: [Cyberwar] A new intelligence assessment has concluded that the United States is the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the country’s economic competitiveness, according to individuals familiar with the report.

National Institute of Standards and Technology Initiates Development of New Cybersecurity Framework, NIST :: Keyword: [NIST] The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the first step in the development of a Cybersecurity Framework, which will be a set of voluntary standards and best practices to guide industry in reducing cyber ...

ACLU Responds to Executive Order on Cybersecurity; Opposes CISPA, ACLU :: Keyword: [White House] President Obama tonight signed an executive order to protect U.S. critical infrastructure from cyberattacks by improving cybersecurity information sharing between the government and owners and operators of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Unlike legislation that will be introduced into the House tomorrow, the president’s executive order

US pursues tighter cybersecurity, BBC :: Keyword: [White House] US President Obama urges officials to share information on cyber threats with industry as lawmakers move to revive a controversial cybersecurity bill.

Obama Urges CyberSecurity, Forbes :: Keyword: [White House] In last night?s State of the Union address, President Obama revealed initial plans to protect American computer networks from cyberattacks. Obama fears that there are those ?seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions and our air traffic control systems? and urged Congress to act ?by passing legislation to give our

Obama signs cybersecurity order, CW :: Keyword: [White House] U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to share cyberthreat information with private companies and to create a cybersecurity framework focused on reducing risks to companies providing critical infrastructure.

Voice Networks Are Evolving, Not Dying, USTelecom :: Keyword: [PSTN] Mark Twain is often quoted as saying “Reports of my death are an exaggeration.” I suspect that if many of today’s communications networks today could talk, this is precisely what

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