News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in August 2008
Majority Favors Global Internet Bill of Rights
News  |  8/29/2008  | 
Key rights granted under the global Internet Bill of Rights would be freedom of information, freedom of expression, and the right of people to have affordable access.
Busy Week For E-Discovery
Commentary  |  8/29/2008  | 
Three new product releases aimed at the electronic discovery market close out the last week of summer.
Nortel Demo Puts 4G Wireless One Step Closer
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
The company demonstrates the first live Long Term Evolution handoff between cell sites, but data speeds were lower than what's been promised.
FCC Proposes Wireless Microphone Ban To Boost 'White Spaces'
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
The microphones at issue have generally produced little or no complaints because their signals have traditionally been programmed to avoid TV channels.
Cox Confirms Wireless Ambitions
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
The cable company said it will be using its share of the 700-MHz spectrum to offer mobile content and services.
Google Wants The Airwaves
News  |  8/18/2008  | 
The Free The Airwaves campaign is rallying support to open unused TV spectrum, called white space, to carry high-speed wireless Internet signals.
CompTIA, OnForce Team For Membership Benefits, Training
News  |  8/18/2008  | 
The agreement allows contract professionals, who make up OnForce's community of more than 12,000 people, to earn several certifications.
Qwest, Unions Reach Agreement On Eve Of DNC
News  |  8/18/2008  | 
Health care was a main issue between the regional Bell, the Communications Workers of America, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Kansas Man Seeks Cable-Box Choice, Sues Time Warner
News  |  8/15/2008  | 
The antitrust lawsuit claims it's unfair that customers can't get premium cable service from Time Warner unless they use the company's box and pay a monthly rental fee.
Ex-Apple General Counsel Settles Backdating Charges With SEC
News  |  8/14/2008  | 
The complaint accused Heinen of fraudulently backdating two large options grants to Apple senior executives, including CEO Steve Jobs.
McCain Unveils Tech Policy, Opposes Net Neutrality Regulations
News  |  8/14/2008  | 
The presidential candidate outlined his vision for tax breaks and incentives for research, workforce training, open trade, a reduction in business regulations, and protection of intellectual property.
Google Searches Sought In Defamation Suit Against Cisco
News  |  8/13/2008  | 
The subpoena demands Google reveal information associated with blog postings, Internet searches, and financial data related to a libel lawsuit filed last year against Cisco.
GSA Deploys IPv6 From Level 3
News  |  8/12/2008  | 
Level 3 Communications said it has migrated the government agency from IPv4 to IPv6 as part of the government's wholesale move to the new Internet Protocol.
State Regulators Consider Safeguards Against 'Early Termination Fee' Abuse
News  |  8/12/2008  | 
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners said it stands with the FCC in revising "an oversight regime" of the wireless carriers.
U.S. Broadband Speeds Continue To Lag
News  |  8/12/2008  | 
Rhode Island, the smallest state, has the fastest median download speed with 6.8 Mbps, while Alaska, the largest, has the slowest at 0.8 Mbps, says a CWA survey.
Debate To Highlight Candidates' Views On Space Exploration
News  |  8/12/2008  | 
Sen. McCain will send Apollo VII astronaut Walt Cunningham and Sen. Obama will send former NASA Associate Administrator Lori Garver to speak at the Mars Society debate.
Electronic Voting Machines At Center Of Ohio Lawsuits
News  |  8/8/2008  | 
Premier Election Solutions, formerly Diebold, is accused of supplying the state with malfunctioning e-voting machines, which the company blames on antivirus software.
CIOs Uncensored: How Do You Calculate The Success Of An IT Project?
Commentary  |  8/7/2008  | 
One way, according to the feds, is to redraw the rules. Is any IT project really successful according to its original goals?
U.S. Health System Is A 'National Tragedy'
News  |  8/5/2008  | 
In his LinuxWorld keynote, McKesson's CIO said the lack of modern technology in doctors' offices, hospitals, and research centers is costing Americans their lives.
Defying Western Science, Chinese Biotech Pursues Untested Stem Cell Therapy
News  |  8/4/2008  | 
Although Beike Biotechnology's promising stem cell treatment is unproven, patients are paying to receive the treatment in China.
FCC Orders Comcast To Stop Blocking Internet Traffic
News  |  8/1/2008  | 
This is the first time the agency has formally ordered an Internet service provider to comply with network neutrality guidelines and disclose how it manages traffic.

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