Raytheon broadband award scores nation's firsts

Raytheon Co. has won the nation's initial competitive Public Safety Long Term Evolution contract, the first under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program for recipients of the FCC's 700 MHz Broadband Waiver.

VanRoekel leaving FCC to join USAID, newspaper says

Steven VanRoekel, who left Microsoft in 2009 to take a high-profile position to revamp the online presence of the Federal Communications Commission, is moving on, according to The Hill newspaper.

Small businesses need to better protect their nets, says FCC chief

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski convened a round-table discussion with small and midsize businesses to talk about information security.

Broadband consultant frustrated with Beltway policy making

Craig Settles, a broadband industry consultant and president of Successful.com, as a D.C. outsider is frustrated with the ways of decision-making inside the Beltway.

FCC claims a role in health IT policy

The Federal Communications Commission released its National Broadband Plan last week, and lo and behold, there was a big section that highlighted health information technology and telehealth applications.

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Put your broadband connection to the test

FCC adds tools to broadband plan Web site that can show you whether you're getting the speed you're paying for. Here's how to find out.

Broadband plan would make FCC a player in cybersecurity framework

Under the National Broadband Plan released today by the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC would gain responsibilities for ensuring the safety of privately owned communications infrastructure.

FCC wants faster Internet for government buildings

Plan lays out immediate and long-term government and industry goals to expand affordable access to high-speed Internet connections.

FCC considers state, regional public safety networks

The FCC is considering requests to form a broadband network for first responders rather than waiting for the commission to create a nationwide network.

Obama names Genachowski FCC chairman

Julius Genachowski served as Obama's campaign technology adviser.

Group calls for digital infrastructure stimulus

A $30 billion investment in information technology in a government-led economic stimulus package would create about 949,000 U.S. jobs, according to a new study.

Northrop Grumman, Global Security team on alert systems

Northrop Grumman Corp. is teaming up with Global Security Systems Corp. to fulfill the requirements of a federal alert and public warning system that communicates with cell phones, computers, GPS, wireless devices and other consumer devices.