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Flipping the Digital Transition Switch: Off or On?

On February 10, 2009 By JETLaw

The digital transition switch, which was originally set to be flipped on February 17, has been pushed back to June 12. Congress voted 264-158 last Wednesday to delay the digital television transition for four months. The Senate passed this bill during the previous week. Apparently, the delay was initiated by consumer advocacy groups [...]

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President Obama Brings Change, And Not Just to Politics

On January 23, 2009 By JETLaw

Unlike the last time a new President took over the West Wing, the members of President Obama’s staff came into their new offices Tuesday to find their keyboards intact — all of the O’s were still in place. But for an administration that ran a famously high-tech campaign, the keyboards may have been the only [...]

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Eyes of Tech World on Obama’s Pick for FCC Chairman

On January 20, 2009 By JETLaw

Many eyes in the tech world are now fixed on Julius Genachowski, President Obama’s pick for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman. If confirmed, Genachowski will face a number of important challenges. Indeed, according to Network World columnist Johna Till Johnson, the decisions that Genachowski will make over the next few years could decide [...]

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