Net Neutrality Connected to Broadband Stimulus

Funds for broadband deployment are part of the economic stimulus package currently under construction on Capitol Hill. Worth noting is that this funding has at least one string attached – network neutrality. Of course, that phrase means different things to different people, so some explanation is in order. The stimulus funding is focused on areas […]

Science and Technology Have Piece of Stimulus Pie

While the stimulus has not been finalized, the House Appropriations Committee has circulated a summary of the major components. From the committee summary: Scientific Research • National Science Foundation: $3 billion, including $2 billion for expanding employment opportunities in fundamental science and engineering to meet environmental challenges and to improve global economic competitiveness, $400 million […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 12

Welcome to the 111th Congress. Most of the activity this week is focused on starting the session and holding confirmation hearings. January 15 Hearing: The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on investing in health IT. 10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Building