Latest Julius Genachowski Stories

2012-04-07 23:02:38

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) will join FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and leaders from New Jersey´s education, business, and technology communities at Stevens Institute of Technology to announce new initiatives to spur high-tech innovation in New Jersey. Representatives from across the app economy ecosystem, including mobile app entrepreneurs, private equity firms, academia, and local government, will participate in a working group session following...

FCC’s Chief Legal Advisor Steps Down
2012-03-16 06:54:33

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) senior counsel and chief legal adviser Amy Levine is leaving the agency, the agency announced on Wednesday. Levine had been promoted to legal adviser to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski in February 2011. No specific reason was given for her departure beyond an FCC statement saying she is planning to "relocate from the Washington area.” Genachowski praised Levine's work on the spectrum incentive auction deal in Congress. “Amy...

FCC Hangs Up On Robocalls
2012-02-16 08:49:35

One of the most annoying aspects of life in today´s world -- unsolicited, inhuman telemarketer calls that always come at the most inopportune times -- is getting hung up on by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the agency announced Wednesday. “Robocalls,” those annoying phone calls that telemarketers place at dinner time or while you are trying to relax on a Sunday afternoon, will no longer be allowed to take place without your written consent. However, written...

FCC Head Pushes For Plan To Auction Airwaves
2012-01-12 12:41:57

On Wednesday, the chief regulator of the U.S. telecommunications industry Julius Genachowski claimed that he had the support of senators on both sides of the political aisle to push forward with the so-called “incentive” auctions of wireless spectrum without legislative restrictions. As chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Genachowski wants legislators to allow his agency the unrestricted authority to offer broadcasters a financial reward for giving...

No Deal For AT&T, T-Mobile
2011-11-25 14:37:32

UPDATE (11.24.11 - 14:37PM CST) -- According to reports, AT&T has now fully withdrawn its request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. AT&T said that it does not need the FCC's permission to back out of the application.  Both AT&T and T-Mobile withdrew their merger applications from the FCC, and the New York Times reported that the agency would "consider the request." "We have every right to withdraw our merger from the...

FCC Proposes Plan To Bring Broadband To 18 Million Americans
2011-10-07 05:27:27

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled a new plan on Thursday to achieve universal broadband coverage within the next 10 years. Julius Genachowski, the FCC Chairman, proposed a strategy for revamping a government subsidy program to help deploy high-speed Internet service to millions of Americans. "The costs of this broadband gap are measured in jobs not created, existing job openings not filled and our nation's competitiveness not advanced," Genachowski said in a speech on...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'