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July 28, 2014

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July 17, 2014

Golden Goose Awards Honor Spectrum Auction Brainpower

Robert Wilson, Paul Milgrom and R. Preston McAfee will each receive Golden Goose Awards for work that led to the design of the first Federal Communications Commission spectrum auction.

The awards, offered by a group of university, research and other organizations, go to researchers whose federally-funded work has spurred big social impact.

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By Anne L. Kim Posted at 11:46 a.m.
R&D, Spectrum

June 17, 2014

Mobile Data Traffic More Than Doubled Last Year, According to CTIA

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Source: CTIA

CTIA says that wireless data traffic more than doubled to 3.2 trillion megabytes in 2013, from 1.5 trillion megabytes the previous year.

The group, which represents the wireless industry, released its annual industry survey and contended that its findings show the need for more wireless spectrum.

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By Anne L. Kim Posted at 5:09 p.m.
Broadband, Spectrum

June 12, 2014

Marco Rubio Zeroes In on Wireless Policy Proposals

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Rubio speaks during the American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference on March 6. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Marco Rubio spoke at the startup group 1776 on Wednesday about what he wants to see in wireless policy. The prospective Republican presidential candidate says his proposal to reallocate 200 megahertz of government spectrum is his “entrance into the discussion.”

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May 21, 2014

Net Neutrality Wasn’t the Only Wheeler Hearing Topic

When FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testified on the Hill yesterday,  the biggest news was the discussion of net neutrality. But there were several other issues in the mix, including municipal broadband.

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May 19, 2014

May 12, 2014

This Week: FCC’s Net Neutrality Meeting, Online Advertising, Cybersecurity

The Federal Communications Commission meets this week on net neutrality, a Senate panel holds a hearing on online advertising, USTelecom holds a cybersecurity forum, and more.

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May 9, 2014

Commentary Roundup: Bitcoin, Rural Broadband, Patents, Copper Lines

Some of the latest tech-oriented pieces from Roll Call’s Guest Observer files:

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May 8, 2014

Rural Service Would Lose Under Spectrum Plan, Boucher Says

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to set restrictions on the amount of spectrum that AT&T and Verizon can buy in the government’s upcoming incentive auctions, but former House Energy and Commerce subcommittee chairman argues that the plan would be a setback for expanding mobile broadband in underserved areas.

“What’s the best approach to achieving the goal of expanded rural service? Don’t restrict the auction by cutting out companies that currently serve rural America and want to expand their presence there,” wrote Rick Boucher, who represented a largely rural portion of Virginia in the House for nearly three decades, in a blog post at the Internet Innovation Alliance, where he is honorary chairman.

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