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Media Watch: The Incredible Disappearing Telecom Committee
Two years after Lege passed sweeping reorganization of competitive landscape for delivering telecommunication services to homes, community groups wonder what happened to committee that was supposed to monitor law's impact
"...a sweeping reorganization of the competitive landscape for delivering telecommunication services to homes, community groups are wondering what happened..."

May 18, 2007 News Column by Kevin Brass

Reform on Hold
Want Telecom Reform? Hang Up and Dial Again
"...So it has become with telecommunications, poised to pain the ass of its third successive..."

Dec. 20, 1996 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Legislation goes easy on phone companies, hard on local governments
"...When Gov. Rick Perry added telecommunications deregulation to the call in the Legislature's special session,..."

July 22, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Telephone Hangups
Telecommunications Ordinance Passes, Fees and All
"......"

March 7, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Will the Lege Shut Down Public Broadband?
Lawmakers mull shrinking municipalities' broadband influence
"...by Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, that attempt to define telecommunications policy in the wake of a slew of new..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Jeff Tonn

Attack on Free Internet
"...concerned about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act's actions of telecom immunity … but also concern ourselves with the threat..."

July 21, 2008 Postmarks

Ted Versus Technology
Cruz visits Capital Factory and plays prop comic
"...aren't that hot on the idea of letting big telecoms firms restrict their data flow, or have them charge..."

Nov. 19, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Live and Unscripted
A ringside seat at the AMN/AMP/ACTV death-cage match
"...city's boards and commissions, and the City Council's own telecom subcommittee – has doubtlessly generated more heat than light...."

Sept. 17, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Changing Channel 15: Who's Got the Remote?
The AMN/AMP/ACTV saga goes down to the wire
"...to start discussing the logistics until the (City Council) Telecom Subcommittee gave us the green light on Friday morning...."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

State Budget Wars Spawn Tiff Over TIF
The Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund -- and the have-nots it supports -- fights to avoid an early death by budget ax.
"...Anything called a Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (yawn) won't inspire too much excitement among..."

March 7, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Lege Wrap-Up
Miscellany
"...process? A similar bill died in the Senate. – A.S.Telecom: Free Wi-fi Survives … Barely The session's telecommunications deregulation..."

June 3, 2005 News Feature

Austin @ Large: Access of Evil
It's a conspiracy! Defending Austin from the music network.
"...– regarding either the music industry or the city's telecom infrastructure – burbles up from under the dais. I'm..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Tied Up in Cable, Mauro Tries to Stop the Pipeline, Smart Growth reconsidered, and Hyde Park Redux
"...If making telecommunications company reps squirm is an art form, Council Member..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Jennie Kennedy

Connecting a Whole Community
Austin and Google Fiber move to bridge the digital divide
"...Laura Morrison, then chair of the Emerging Tech­nology and Telecommunications Com­mit­tee, pointed to two major initiatives. Seeing the issue..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Public Notice: Government by Committee
Tonight's Town Hall: First step in a "New Way Forward"
"...• Innovation and Creative Industries replaces Emerging Technology and Telecom­muni­cations, presumably recognizing the importance of the creative sector in..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

@ Newsdesk
U.S. House calls president's fear-mongering bluff on permanent passage of Protect America Act
"...new surveillance powers but also retroactively pardons the major telecom companies that facilitated their illegal snooping – preventing any..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
"...wield a little power. Case in point: the Austin Telecommunications Commission, which just awarded its Grant for Technology Opportunities..."

June 8, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
City council lingers over matters including the fate of the Austin Music Network, the city's media system as a whole, and the proposed Mueller Airport swap.
"...The council's telecom subcommittee pulled together an ad hoc panel of citizen..."

Jan. 26, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Radio and the Really Big Beat
Capstar's Austin-based Empire
"...attempt to diversify station ownership with passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The 560-page act, which covered everything..."

May 22, 1998 Music Feature by Bill Crawford

Off the Desk:
"...Except that, under HB2128, the state's new telecom law, Texas has two kinds of phone companies --..."

Aug. 30, 1996 News Feature

Point Austin: Local Control Now in Chains
State clamps down on cities' right to govern themselves
"...1152 would halve easement fees paid to cities by telecom and cable companies; House Bill 2439 would preempt cities'..."

April 26, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Building the Netroots Nation
The netroots arrive in Austin next week ... and they're thriving
"...new spying powers and granting retroactive immunity to snooping telecoms, "but thanks to the Internet, you can form a..."

July 11, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
"...he's a raging hyena when it comes to protecting telecommunications companies from lawsuits. Last week the president vowed again..."

March 21, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
"...also approved new rules last week to retroactively protect telecom companies from lawsuits for cooperating with the government on..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature

Of Fear and FISA
How do Texas pols come down on the FISA debate?
"...new surveillance powers, but also retroactively pardon the major telecom companies that facilitated their illegal snooping – definitely preventing..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Making of Downtown North
The Domain may sound like just another fancy mall – but planners say it's the seed of a second Austin
"...power and fiber infrastructure, so let's build a 2-million-square-foot telecom hotel.' And then the telecom market collapsed. So we..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Notes
Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th
"...Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, finally laid out his version of telecommunications deregulation in the Senate Business & Commerce Committee this..."

May 20, 2005 News Column

Dancing About Architecture
As the Live Music Capital dries up, along comes the Austin City Limits festival to quench parched musical thirst.
"...service like the "Band of the Week" page (see www.ci.austin.tx.us/telecom/bandweek.htm)...."

Sept. 13, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
The Austin music scene benefits the Red Cross.
"...SIMS Foundation. The study is also available online at www.ci.austin.tx.us/telecom/musicstudy.htm , and with any luck, this won't be the..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Burnie Burns Leaves Rooster Teeth
Founder departs, studio eyeing first look deal
"...two hundred dollars, had a wild dotcom career in telecom, raised three sons and started a small media company..."

June 11, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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