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2012-08-28 10:25:18

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solix, Inc., the leader in Qualification Process Outsourcing (QPO) for government and commercial initiatives, is playing a key role in enabling public-private partnerships (P3) around the nation to effectively provide much needed services and support to residents while attaining operational efficiency and transparency. A variety of programs on the national and state levels are supported with the Solix QPO suite of services including the new...

2012-08-23 23:03:52

Unique technology assessment program provides action plan to bridge digital divide Boyne City, MI (PRWEB) August 22, 2012 Charlevoix County, Michigan was recognized today as the first locale nationally to be certified as a “Connected” community under Connected Nation´s Connected community engagement program. The Connected program facilitated by the non-profit´s state affiliates supports the building of a comprehensive action plan for a connected community by reviewing...

2012-04-02 10:22:23

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on the U.S. Department of Commerce to offer legislation to implement the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights proposed by the Administration. In comments filed with the Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group said, "Calls for action in policy papers are easy. The test of commitment is to translate...

Feds To Share Airwaves With Wireless Data Providers
2012-03-28 04:57:07

The federal government will share part of its airwaves with commercial wireless providers to help ease the data congestion caused by soaring demand for bandwidth-intensive applications on smartphones and other mobile devices, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. “In today´s wireless world, the demand for spectrum from consumers, businesses, and federal users continues to grow at a rapid rate,” said the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA),...

2012-03-27 14:20:38

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Tuesday (March 27) released a long-awaited report that identified a block of government-controlled wireless spectrum that could be auctioned for commercial use. The following statement should be attributed to Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president for public affairs, policy and communications: "The NTIA's report indicates that the federal government is aggressively addressing the...

2012-03-27 10:25:06

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released its spectrum report, CTIA-The Wireless Association President and CEO Steve Largent said: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110630/MM28614LOGO-b) "While we are eager to read the report, we are happy to learn that NTIA concludes that they will be able to repurpose the 1755 to 1850 MHz bands. This hard work and...

2012-03-12 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) supports the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) adherence to the guidelines set out in its Request for Proposal (RFP) for the management of the IANA functions - the technical functions of the Internet. The NTIA's decision to cancel the RFP due to the fact that it "received no proposals that met the requirements requested by the global community"...

2012-02-29 11:21:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) appreciates and supports the U.S. government's commitment to the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance, and to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). CADNA finds disturbing...

LightSquared CEO Resigns With FCC Rejection Of Network Plans
2012-02-29 09:14:00

With plans of building a wholesale 4G cellular network continuing to unravel, LightSquared Chief Executive Officer Sanjiv Ahuja resigned today after regulators blocked the company's proposed wireless venture, saying it would cause interference with navigational equipment, reports Fox News. LightSquared had planned to offer wholesale service to partners to retailers, consumer electronics companies and wireless operators could use its network to offer their own services. The Federal...

FCC Revokes Approval Of LightSquared’s Network
2012-02-15 09:02:43

LightSquared, a company vying to build a nationwide 4G-LTE wireless network, is on track to have its proposal shot down by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), after testing showed the network would interfere with existing GPS devices. The FCC on Tuesday revoked the conditional approval for the network given in January 2011. That revocation comes after an opinion by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which said that “there is no...