By: Jason Llorenz
June 14, 2012
A tip of the hat is in order for AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, for offering a convincing set of ideas for addressing the spectrum shortage that threatens to toss a dried up bouquet into the middle of our romance with wireless technology.
BY: Jason Llorenz, Esq.
The failure of the so-called Congressional “super committee” had left an important piece of the telecommunications policy agenda in limbo. The initiation of spectrum reallocation to address the looming spectrum crunch was reverted back to the Congressional committees with jurisdiction.
– by Enrique Cortez,
August 16, 2011
As has been recently discussed on this site, the proposed plan to bring together AT&T and T-Mobile has been hailed by many within and outside the community as a unique occasion to strengthen Latinos’ ability to secure cutting-edge communications and mobile broadband technology. Now, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) is holding a series of public hearings to examine the $39 billion acquisition and its affect on consumers. For the Latino community in California, the facts are clear that the deal will be a great benefit to Latinos in the Golden State.
by Jason Llorenz, Esq. and Enrique Cortez
Last week, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski provided the keynote to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual convention in Las Vegas. His message was clear: the growing demand for mobile broadband is not going away and voluntary incentive options is key to solving the looming spectrum crisis.
By Jason Llorenz, Esq.
April 8, 2011
On April 6th, the White House held an event focused on the need for Congress to grant the FCC authority to proceed quickly with voluntary incentive auctions of unused or inefficiently used spectrum. FCC chairman Julius Genachowski called for quick action, noting that delays will mean slowed innovation and higher costs for Americans.
By Jason Llorenz, Esq.
Executive Director, HTTP
Washington, D.C., December 1, 2010 – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski just released the agenda for their upcoming December 21st meeting at a press conference held at the FCC. In regards to net neutrality, the FCC will consider “an order adopting basic rules of the road to preserve the open Internet as a platform for innovation, investment, competition, and free expression.”
The following can be attributed to Jason Llorenz, Esq., executive Director of the Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP):
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s remarks last week regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) continued pursuit of net neutrality regulations ignores the progress made in finding a legislative solution.
First and foremost the legislative compromise sponsored by Chairman Waxman was explicitly endorsed by the FCC. To reverse course and repudiate that endorsement would relegate this meaningful compromise to the scrap heap, forcing all the parties involved to start over and expend more time and energy on a debate that has stolen the oxygen from the real issues facing communities in tackling the digital divide.
In response to the recent announcement by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski that he would seek to redefine existing federal telephone regulations to cover the Internet, the Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) issued the following statement:
“The Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Senate Transportation and Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, along with the Chairmen of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, have jointly announced they would start a process to develop proposals to update the Communications Act.