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FCC’s new chairman takes hits, praise from Senate committee

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Federal Government, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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TechFreedom’s Berin Szoka says Ajit Pai “has long been a champion for open government.”

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Sun Prairie city-owned broadband service comes with $2.9 million debt

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Municipal Broadband, News, Open Records, Taxes, Technology, Transparency, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Ted Chase, chairman of the Sun Prairie Utilities Commission, knows the “operation and expansion of such a business comes with significant risk.”

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Who’s in charge? Uncertainty at Patent Office a drag on innovation

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Federal government, Intellectual Property, News, Patents, Technology  /  No Comments

Michelle Lee is still apparently in charge at the Patent Office, but the Commerce Department lists her post as vacant.

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Years of FTC reports and litigation have shaped patent law with and without Congress

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  Federal Government, Federal government, Intellectual Property, Patents, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

The FTC’s tools have been both high-profile and subtle, but is it suited to the task?

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Google Fiber’s Nashville line breaks leave businesses, taxpayers underwater

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

Google Fiber illustration

Progress, in the form of new fiber-optic networks, is proving temporarily costly to taxpayers due to water-line breaks.

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Are tech titans really changing tune on Trump?

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  Economy, Federal government, Jobs + Growth, News, Politics & Elections, Technology  /  No Comments

With the changing of the guard comes a shift in tone for tech leaders looking to maintain their White House access.

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