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obama’s rural broadband access plan rolled out

White House officials are calling the president’s State of the Union plan for widespread wireless broadband coverage “win-win-win” for its potential to reduce the deficit, create a comprehensive public safety network and connect the country via broadband. The president traveled to freezing Marquette, Michigan Thursday to unveil details of the Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative […] Read more…

obama promised broadband expansion, but what’s the plan?

In his State of the Union address earlier this week, President Obama promised a new age of internet access for Americans. He said “Within the next five years, we’ll make it possible for businesses to deploy the next generation of high-speed wireless coverage to 98 percent of all Americans.” But it’s unclear how Obama plans to […] Read more…

GOP pushes for ISP data retention to fight kiddie porn

It’s a question privacy advocates and law enforcement have been grappling with for years: Does the protection of Little Sister justify Big Brother’s prying eyes? House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security met Tuesday morning to try to answer that question, with help from the Department of Justice, the United States Internet Service Provider […] Read more…