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- Senate Panel Will Weigh Allowing Municipalities to Provide Broadband. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;6/20/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32406, p6
The article reports that the Senate Commerce Committee has considered telecommunications legislation that would allow municipal governments to build broadband networks in the U.S. The bill is designed to make it easier for telecommunications companies to offer video services by replacing...
- Broadband is important, except to the Senate. Mark, Roy // eWeek;9/22/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 27, p6
The article focuses on the importance of broadband as addressed in a hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington. It states that public policy concerning broadband has reached far beyond establishing that it is important. According to the article,...
- Cloudy future for Senate dereg bill. K.M. // Broadcasting & Cable;3/20/95, Vol. 125 Issue 12, p15
Reports on the telecommunication reform legislation introduced in the US Senate Commerce Committee. Issues affected by the legislation; Primary objective of the bill; Issue of ownership in the television industry.
- How broadcasters plot navigation. H.A.J. // Broadcasting & Cable;3/20/95, Vol. 125 Issue 12, p15
Reports on the navigation provision that broadcasters are trying to insert into the telecommunications reform legislation to be introduced in the Senate Commerce Committee. Features of the provision.
- Stripping Cable. Sanchez, Julian // Reason;Jun2006, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p14
The article reports that U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) hopes to include portions of his Indecent, Gratuitous, and Excessively Violent Programming Protection Act into a broad telecommunications bill that the Senate Commerce Committee is considering. The bill aims to increase fines for...
- Lights dim for highway bill. McAvoy, Kim // Broadcasting & Cable;8/1/94, Vol. 124 Issue 31, p15
Reports that the prospects for Senate passage of an information superhighway bill remain dim. Differences between Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ernest Hollings and committee member John Breaux; Discussion of provisions that would permit regional Bell operating companies to enter the...
- `Real' battle gets under way in Senate. Mason, Charles F. // Telephony;7/4/94, Vol. 227 Issue 1, p7
Reports on the US Senate Commerce Committee's action on pending telecommunications legislation. Bell regional holding companies' (RHC) public relations campaign aimed at convincing senators of the effect of continued protection of interexchange carriers (IXC) on consumers; Increase in long...
- Big John takes charge. Mundy, Alicia // MediaWeek;12/16/96, Vol. 6 Issue 48, p17
Talks about the full review of the telecommunication law by the US Senate Commerce Committee under the leadership of Senator John McCain. Loss of the reelection bid of former Committee chairman Larry Pressler; McCain's agenda as chairman of the Committee; Campaign finance reform as part of the...
- E911 bill dead for year. Silva, Jeffrey // RCR;10/05/98, Vol. 17 Issue 40, p1
Reports that the E911 federal-land antenna-sitting bill proposed by United States Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John McCain, was eliminated in September 1998, due conflict over local zoning rights and liability. Opposition faced by the bill; Information on the bill; Comments from McCain.