Senate Committee to Take Up Telecom Bill Again Next Week

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will meet again on Tuesday to continue hashing out which amendments will be attached to the Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006, before the bill goes to the Senate floor. Members on Thursday debated various sticking points, including states rights, the Universal Service Fund, funding […]

Senators, Witnesses Go to Mat Over Net Neutrality

The Senate Commerce Committee took in another round of viewpoints on Thursday regarding proposed legislation to rewrite the 1996 Telecom Act, this time focusing on the contentious issue of net neutrality. Committee members quizzed a series of panelists on Thursday on their support, or lack thereof, for the net neutrality provisions in the Communications, Consumers’ […]


TELECOM POLICY REFORM IN Washington this fall took a sudden turn in the direction of deep quagmire as House backers of new pro-Bell legislation stirred howls of protest across a wide spectrum of affected parties, including some who had been supportive of earlier legislative efforts. [Bartons bill] would create gatekeepers for the internet with negative […]

E-Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 01/2001 News Briefs * A sluggish market has cost 120 people their jobs, including former CEO Steve Markowitz, as Inc. ( announced a workforce reduction of 29 percent last fall. Citing a shaky third quarter, its August acquisition of Cybergold and what Markowitz termed a "weak demand for Internet marketing services," the company […]

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