Tom Standage, digital editor at the Economist and editor in chief of Economist.com, discusses his latest book, "Writing On The Wall: Social Media The First 2,000 Years." He argues that social media is not a new phenomenon and traces its evolution.
Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), Vice Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, talks about spectrum auctions, FCC oversight, rural call completion, cell phone unlocking and other telecommunications topics before Congress.
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Time Magazine technology reporter Sam Gustin discusses his recent article on the challenges facing Democrat Tom Wheeler, the new Chairman of the FCC. He also talks about Michael O'Rielly, the new Republican FCC Commissioner.
Shirley Bloomfield is the Chief Executive Officer of NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association. She discusses the nation's transition from outdated 20th century copper based technology to fiber and all IP technology.
Two perspectives are heard on the short and long term implications of the federal government shutdown on the Federal Communications Commission. Delays in spectrum auction, frequency and device application approvals and other issues are reviewed.
Steven Berry is the president of the Competitive Carriers Association, which represents rural and regional wireless carriers. He discusses the future of wireless communications and the importance of upcoming FCC spectrum auctions.
Gigi Sohn, pres. of Public Knowledge, and Randolph May, pres. of the Free State Foundation, talk about oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the Verizon vs. Federal Communications Commission case.
One of new members of the Federal Communications Commission looks at issues before the commission and at the FCC's immediate future. The issues include spectrum auctions due in 2014 and the 9/11 emergency network called FirstNet.
Steven VanRoekel, U.S. Chief Information Officer, talks to the Communicators about the future of federal information technology and examines initiatives he is implementing for the White House Office of Management and Budget.
The leader of the American Cable Association discusses efforts to increase his member's access to government funding for deployment of high speed broadband in rural areas.
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