Items tagged "NTIA"

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Public Knowledge Files Comments Urging NTIA to Protect Consumer Privacy

November 12, 2018 Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Data Privacy , NTIA , Privacy

Recently, Public Knowledge filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in response to the agency’s request for input on “Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy.”

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Public Knowledge Welcomes the NTIA’s Decision to Advance the IANA Transition

June 9, 2016 IANA Transition , International , NTIA

Today, the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a report assessing the state of the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to the global multistakeholder community. The NTIA’s detailed, 200-page report offers a thoughtful recommendation to approve and advance the IANA transition on its scheduled date: September 30, 2016. It also offers next steps for the completion of this process, as well as suggestions for improvements post-transition.

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Public Knowledge President Calls for More Spectrum Sharing

October 8, 2009 Broadband , FCC , NTIA , Press Release , Wireless

It will be “extremely difficult, if not impossible” to free up more spectrum to be used solely by wireless services, Public Knowledge President and co-founder Gigi B. Sohn said in remarks prepared for an Oct. 8 FCC panel on spectrum issues.

The problem, she said at the San Diego hearing, is that most of the spectrum that would have value to industry is controlled by the Defense Department and Federal Aviation Administration. It will “prove politically difficult” to reallocate that spectrum, she added, noting that today spectrum that was supposed to have been cleared by government users from a 2003 auction still is “bogged down and underutilized.”

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Public Knowledge Statement on Strickling Confirmation

June 26, 2009 NTIA , Press Release

The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:

"We welcomed the news that the Senate this evening confirmed Larry Strickling to be the director of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

"The agency faces some challenging months ahead in setting the ground rules for, and then administering, a $4.7 billion telecommunications stimulus program that ranges from broadband mapping to creating demand for services to building networks. Larry's leadership will be welcomed as his agency takes on the monumental tasks before it."

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Debriefing Public Knowledge’s Comments to NTIA on Its International Internet Policy Priorities

July 26, 2018 IGF , Internet Freedom , Internet Governance , Multistakeholderism , NTIA

Back in May, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking public comments and recommendations from stakeholders on its international internet policy priorities. Among other issues, NTIA sought comment on: 1) challenges to the free flow of information online, 2) the multistakeholder approach to internet governance, and 3) privacy and security. Last week, Public Knowledge submitted its comments in response to NTIA’s public notice. If you’re interested in what we had to say, but not so interested in churning through 10 pages of policy analysis, then please enjoy this high-level summary of our comments submission.

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IANA Transition Proposals: Major Steps Towards Success, but Still Room for Improvement

September 11, 2015 IANA Transition , ICANN , Internet Governance , NTIA

This post discusses Public Knowledge’s comments regarding the Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the IANA Functions and the Enhancing ICANN Accountability 2nd Draft Report. The first proposal comment deadline was September 8th. The second proposal comment deadline is September 12th.

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Will Multistakeholderism Prevail By September 2015?

May 12, 2015 IANA Transition , ICANN , Internet Governance , Multistakeholderism , NTIA

There is a crucial process under way with the goal of strengthening the multistakeholder model of Internet governance: the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is transitioning from the purview of the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), to a new oversight mechanism by a global, multistakeholder community.

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Why The Spectrum Section of the Jobs Bill Is An OMB Fantasy and a Political and Policy Nightmare

September 16, 2011 FCC , NTIA , Spectrum Licensing , Spectrum Reform , Wireless

Not surprisingly, the ubiquitous combination of incentive auctions/D Block re-allocation/Public Safety Network has made its way into the proposed American Jobs Act. Somewhat surprisingly, the spectrum piece is not simply a reprint of the Hutchison/Rockefeller S.911 Bill or the Democratic House discussion draft. It’s not even a straight cut and paste from Reid’s Debt Ceiling/Deficit Reduction draft (Reid being the one who introduced the President’s Bill) that gave the broadcasters conniptions but raised the revenue for debt reduction.

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Keeping an Open Mind on Spectrum

January 11, 2010 Broadband , DTV , Innovation , NTIA , Spectrum Reform

As Harold has been saying, a long-term solution to the "spectrum crisis" is going to involve a lot more than just throwing more spectrum at the wireless industry. We also need to look at smarter ways of using spectrum. In this, we're in accord with NTIA, which recently told the FCC that they both "should explore ways to create incentives for more efficient use of limited spectrum resources, such as dynamic or opportunistic frequency sharing arrangements in both licensed and unlicensed uses." We're on the record as supporting these kinds of approaches.

Spectrum policy shouldn't be dogmatic.

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A Pragmatic, Sustainable Federal Spectrum Policy — Part I

January 11, 2010 FCC , NTIA , Spectrum Licensing , Spectrum Reform , White Space

Everyone involved in the National Broadband Plan (with the possible exception of broadcasters) says we need more spectrum. Everyone from Chairman Genachowski to the Department of Justice and the NTIA all agree we need “more spectrum“ to meet increasing demand and avoid a “spectrum crisis.”

As Gigi pointed out at the FCC workshop last October, this should sound familiar to anyone who has listened to our national debate on the “energy crisis.” And, like the energy crisis, we need a long-term sustainable strategy.

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