Category Archive: spectrum

Nov 10

The Internet has been One of the Greatest Gifts our Economy says President Obama.

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  The President’s Statement An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life. By lowering the cost of launching a new idea, igniting new political movements, and bringing communities closer together, it has been one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known. “Net …

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Aug 02

LISTA APPLAUDS THE FCC ON ITS EFFORT TO DIVERSIFY THE UPCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTIONS.

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Latinos in Information Science and Technology Association (LISTA) applaud the Federal Commission Communications, the agency responsible for oversight of the nation’s communications system, for its timely and promising circulation of a proposed rule making on the Designated Entity (DE) program, created to identify and preserve small businesses for FCC’s spectrum auctions.  LISTA, the nation’s leading …

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Feb 25

The Internet of Things Means Business

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Connected devices and networked machines are enabling industry and government to collect information and act on it in ways that will redefine IT and business. One of the remarkable yet sobering realities of business is how quickly the world has become networked—and interconnected. Over the last decade, wireless technologies have extended the reach of computers …

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Feb 03

As seen on The Hill – Democrats Increase Pressure on FCC with New Neutrality Bill.

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THE LEDE: House and Senate Democrats introduced a net neutrality bill Monday that could pressure the Federal Communications Commission into action. The bill — the Open Internet Preservation Act — is a response to a federal court decision earlier this year that struck down the FCC’s net neutrality rules, which prevented Internet providers from blocking or …

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Nov 15

Need a laugh? Latino Times says “Let this website come up with your next Facebook status”

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If you’ve logged onto Facebook at any point in the past few days, you’ve almost certainly seen oddly on point non sequiturs filling your news feed. These are coming to you straight from a new app called What Would I Say, which trolls your Facebook presence to pick up your most used word and phrases, and …

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Nov 04

BlackBerry Abandons Bid to Sell Itself, Thorsten Heins, CEO out.

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BlackBerry abandoned its bid to sell itself on Monday, and announced it will replace its chief executive. Fairfax Financial, BlackBerry’s largest shareholder with a 10 percent stake, said it won’t buy the struggling smartphone company and take it private but said that Fairfax and other investors will inject $1 billion as part of a revised …

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Aug 06

The Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act Protects the Future of the Internet and Latino Online Consumers

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The Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act was introduced in the Senate late last week and if passed, will make the Internet tax moratorium permanent.  As an organization that supports legislative efforts that create and enhance opportunities for Latinos to take advantage of, and benefit from, our nation’s advanced technologies, support for this Act is very …

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May 14

Rockefeller Calls for GAO Study of TV Station Shared Service Agreements

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Says there are serious questions about impact of coordinated TV station sales and operations Senate Commerce Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) has asked the Government Accounting Office to look into the impact of TV station joint sales agreements (JSAs) and shared service agreements (SSAs) on consumers.  In a letter dated Monday, Rockefeller outlined some …

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May 01

LISTA Guest Blogger Mario H. Lopez on Leveraging Mobile Broadband for Hispanic Communities

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No one can deny the impact that Hispanics are having on America’s political, cultural, and economic spheres.  Across the nation, Hispanics are not just changing the landscape because of what they do, but rather how they do it. With regard to broadband access – a crucial service that fuels American innovation, job creation, and educational …

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Apr 26

Why We Need to Move Ahead on IP by Ajit Pai.

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We can’t regulate modern technologies the way we did Ma Bell The ancient Greek thinker Heraclitus believed that “the only constant is change.” He obviously didn’t have modern telecommunications networks in mind, but his philosophy fully applies to those networks nonetheless. Not too long ago, we lived in a world dominated by monopolies. To make …

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