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Privacy, Security, and IoT Prominent Themes at Silicon Flatirons DBM Conference

On January 31, 2016, the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado hosted its annual Digital Broadband Migration Symposium. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Evolving Industry Structure of the Digital Broadband Landscape.” The two-day conference brought together an array of leaders from government, academia, and industry to examine the role of regulatory oversight, antitrust law, and intellectual property policy in regulating industry structure and to discuss what policy reforms may be appropriate for the constantly changing digital broadband environment.

Broadband Tops the List of Telecom Budget Priorities for 2015

If the budgets released by the two major U.S. telecommunications regulators are any indication, 2015 promises major reform of the $8.7 billion Universal Service Fund (“USF”) and an even greater focus on making more spectrum available for broadband use. The largest requests by both the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration

FirstNet Seeks Comment on Design of Nationwide Wireless Broadband Public Safety Network

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 created a new independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce, the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet), and charged it with constructing and operating a nationwide public safety broadband network.  The legislation also budgeted $7 billion of spectrum-auction revenue to fund the new network – an

NTIA to Focus on Mobile App Transparency in First Privacy Multistakeholder Meeting

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration(NTIA) has announced that it will hold the first meeting in its long-awaited privacy  multistakeholder process on July 12, 2012.  According to NTIA, the goal will be “to develop a code of conduct to provide transparency in how companies providing applications and interactive services for mobile devices handle personal data.” For our analysis and summary of