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AT&T, Comcast, Google execs to Obama: cut back on the spying

A group of technology executives across the telecommunications space, including those from AT&T and Comcast were not about to be put off message during a meeting with President Barack Obama. Electronic surveillance, not healthcare, was their primary concern, they said.

Obama to meet with tech leaders after judge nixes NSA spying

President Barack Obama plans to meet with technology industry leaders, including top executives from AT&T and Comcast, in the wake of a federal judge's ruling that collecting domestic phone records is unconstitutional.

FCC priorities unlikely to change during Obama's second term

Now that President Obama has been re-elected, many in the wireless industry are trying to determine how the FCC might change during his second term. Most agree that even if FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski steps down during Obama's second term, the FCC's policy priorities are unlikely to charge very much.

Democrats doubled Republican spending for targeted online ad spots

While you're probably as tired of hearing about the election as the next guy, there are some interesting tidbits coming out that demonstrate that those apparently endless and certainly tireless broadcast ads through which everyone suffered will increasingly move online and target individual consumers in the future.

Democrats, GOP slam each other's broadband plans

The Internet and broadband communications played starring roles in the platforms released by the Democrats and Republicans at their national conventions, and some of the differences between the two political parties are, not surprisingly, stark.

Mobile, not home, broadband is winning the people's hearts

U.S. home broadband adoption has flattened out since 2009 while smartphone use has risen dramatically, according to a study from the bipartisan CEO network TechNet, which is calling upon government

NTIA: 1500 MHz of federal spectrum could be used for wireless broadband

The Commerce Department has identified nearly 1500 MHz of federal spectrum that may be suitable for wireless broadband services. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

President includes wireless broadband deployment in jobs package speech

President Obama last week included his wireless broadband deployment plan as part of the American Jobs Act that he announced in a speech to Congress Thursday night. Part of the plan includes

South Korea sets 1 Gbps residential broadband access goal

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) may have gained a lot of attention last year with its ambitious 1 Gbps Fiber to the Home (FTTH) open access initiative that's still in the evaluation stage outside of a trial

Citizens group rails against broadband spending waste; Obama pushes national plan

Government-funded broadband is a bad idea and a waste of money that is not being properly tracked, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) said in a press release that railed against the expenditure