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Biden Names Jessica Rosenworcel Acting FCC Chair

President Joe Biden has named Jessica Rosenworcel, the FCC's leading Democrat, as acting FCC chairwoman. She is replacing Ajit Pai, who concluded his four years as chairman yesterday. Engadget reports: Rosenworcel is known as defender of net neutrali.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 21st, 2021

Antitrust Advocate Who Coined the Phrase "Net Neutrality" Joins Biden"s White House

Tim Wu coined the phrase "net neutrality". He's the author of The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age , and Bloomberg calls him an "outspoken advocate for aggressive antitrust enforcement against U.S. technology giants." They add that.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

Are you eligible for the FCC"s emergency internet discount program? Here"s how to find out

More help is coming soon for the many Americans still struggling to afford at-home, high-speed internet, which has become an essential for school, work and many other areas of life during the pandemic......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Call on FCC to update definition of "high speed" Internet, from 25/3 Mbps to at least 100/100 Mbps

Without a doubt, 2020 was the year when our home broadband was put to the test, and it’s likely that many of us realized our “high speed” connection wasn’t all that. Base speeds of 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up as defined by the FCC are barely eno.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

The Biden Administration Weighs the Social Cost of Carbon

A new White House policy tries to put a dollar value on the future harm of greenhouse gas emissions......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

White House could shake up auto finance

A stack of concerns awaits the vehicle finance sector as the Biden administration and new Congress settle in and consider changes in regulatory and enforcement priorities......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Reddit names its first-ever CFO as it mulls IPO

Reddit has hired its first-ever chief financial officer......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Why popular YouTubers are building their own sites

Some big YouTube names are building their own video sites on the side - just in case......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

How the Biden administration is approaching crypto regulations

Given the chaos created by the Trump administration, bitcoin fans are anxiously optimistic about how regulators will approach the cryptocurrency space during President Joe Biden’s administration.    Leigh Cuen Contr.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

A Leading Critic of Big Tech Joins the White House

President Biden on Friday named Tim Wu, a Columbia University law professor, to the National Economic Council on Friday as a special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy, putting one of the most outspoken critics of Big Te.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Wall Street plowed billions into EV stocks before slump

Investors have been jumping into EV stocks following the election of President Joe Biden, who they expect will unleash a slew of clean-energy policies......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Biden lauds NASA team for giving US "dose of confidence"

President Joe Biden on Thursday congratulated the NASA team responsible for last month's successful landing of an six-wheeled rover on Mars and for giving the country a "dose of confidence" at a moment when the nation's reputation as a scientific lea.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Senators Call on FCC To Quadruple Base High-Speed Internet Speeds

The federal government's definition of high-speed broadband has remained stagnant over the last six years, sitting at 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up since 2015. But faced with pandemic-fueled network loads and a new push for infrastructure spending, lawmak.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

100Mbps uploads and downloads should be US broadband standard, senators say

Pandemic showed that "upload speeds far greater than 3Mbps are critical." Enlarge / Illustration of fiber-optic cables. (credit: Getty Images | Tetra Images) Four US senators today called on the Biden administration to establish a "21st centur.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Biden Pushes EV Chargers As Six Utilities Plan a Unified Network

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: US President Joe Biden has made the shift to electric vehicles an early focus of his administration. Days after his inauguration, he vowed to replace hundreds of thousands of federal civilian veh.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

U.S. will review impact of SK Innovation ruling on Biden green transportation goals

Sen. Raphael Warnock said the ruling "seriously threatens" the viability of SK Innovation's $2.6 billion Georgia plant with 2,600 planned workers, currently under construction......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Biden pushes EV chargers as six utilities plan a unified network

Joe Biden has called for 500,000 new EV chargers by 2030. Enlarge / Joe Biden speaks at the White House on March 2, 2021. (credit: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) US President Joe Biden has made the shift to electric vehicles an early focus of.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

CDC to release guide for life after vaccination—with normalcy still far off

There are small steps toward normal life, but most activities are still out of bounds. Enlarge / Dr. Rochelle Walensky, President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Centers for Disease Control. (credit: Getty | Chip Somodevilla) The Centers for Di.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

KAR Global names Kelly new CEO; Hallett to become executive chairman

Peter Kelly has a long history with KAR. The company credits him for ramping up startup technology to boost KAR's status as a private-label online auction platform......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Merck/J&J deal may help US get enough vaccine for all adults by end of May

Merck will dedicate two facilities to making the newly authorized J&J vaccine. Enlarge / US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the government's pandemic response, including the recently announced partnership between Johnson & Johnson and Me.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

London School of Architecture names Neal Shasore head of school

The London School of Architecture has appointed architectural historian Neal Shasore as its new head of school and chief executive officer, beginning June 2021. Read more The London School of Architecture has appointed architectural historia.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021