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Digital Literacy at Forefront of Digital Inclusion Efforts | Knight Digital Media Center

January 20, 2014

For community foundations concerned about issues of the digital divide, keeping programs local and steady could be the key for progress in a landscape muddied by previous missteps. The urgency is real as research by the Open Technology Institute indicates that residents and businesses in U.S. cities pay more for slower speeds by comparison with other cities around the world. Fast, affordable and accessible Internet is increasingly necessary as information essential to strong communities moves online.

Obama Says NSA's Mass Collection of U.S. Phone Data Will End | The Wall Street Journal

January 17, 2014

Still, many privacy advocates said Mr. Obama's plans remained incomplete.

"Although we're heartened by many of the positive steps that the president outlined today, many key questions and reforms were left unaddressed, and many controversies punted to Congress or to other government officials," said Sascha Meinrath, Director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute.

Obama Outlines Changes in the NSA Spying Program | McClatchy Newspapers

January 17, 2014

“Although we’re heartened by many of the positive steps that the president outlined today, many key questions and reforms were left unaddressed, and many controversies punted to Congress or to other government officials,” said Sascha Meinrath, director of the Open Technology Institute and vice president at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy think tank, which provided suggestions to the White House. “To restore the trust in the United States as a responsible steward of the Internet, the president should be acting now.”

Obama Says Nsa's Mass Collection Of U.S. Phone Data Will End | Wall Street Journal

January 17, 2014

"Although we're heartened by many of the positive steps that the president outlined today, many key questions and reforms were left unaddressed, and many controversies punted to Congress or to other government officials," said Sascha Meinrath, Director ...

'Super-Wi-Fi' Heading to 500 Campuses in the U.S. | NDTV Gadgets

November 16, 2013

The new deployment "responds to the need at many colleges to quickly and easily close gaps in campus broadband connectivity," said Michael Calabrese, director of the Wireless Future Project at the New America Foundation and an AIR.U co-founder.

"Since Super Wi-Fi technology is new, we believe that these initial deployments will quickly give colleges and communities the experience and confidence to plan more extensive deployments in the future."

Former Fcc Lawyer Mark Lloyd on Agency's Post-Genachowski 'Tipping Point' | Neon Tommy

April 11, 2013

Mark Lloyd, director of the the foundation's Media Policy Initiative, was an FCC lawyer until last fall. In a press release shortly after FCC chairman Julius Genachowski stepped down, Lloyd said that the FCC is at "an important tipping point" because ...

ADVISORY: OTI Joins Letter to President Obama Setting Principles for Next FCC Chair

April 4, 2013

Washington, DC — The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute and Media Policy Initiative joined over 40 other public interest groups on a letter, led by former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, that calls on President Obama to appoint an FCC chairperson committed to prioritizing the public interest, not one who works for the will of corporate interests.
 

Diversity In Tech And The Myth Of Meritocracy | Ebony.Com

February 13, 2013

According to Mark Lloyd, Director of the Media Policy Initiative and former Chief Diversity Officer for the FCC, capturing such diversity of experience is critical to any field. “The degree to which you can bring different perspectives to the work ...

The FCC, the Public Interest and the Blue Book | Moyers & Company

December 19, 2012

Victor Pickard, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, has researched and written about the battle over the Blue Book, when broadcasters used red-baiting scare tactics to prejudice the public against the report’s proposed guidelines.

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Noss: Use New TLD Auction Proceeds to Bring More Internet to Africa | Domain Name Wire

November 28, 2012

Tucows CEO Elliot Noss, along with “internet in a suitcase” advocate Sascha Meinrath, have penned an op-ed for Slate arguing that new TLD auction proceeds should be used to grow internet access in Africa. In ICANN, Make a Difference, the pair suggests ...

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