IEEE announced that it has published its new 802.22 standard for Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRANs).
The 1394 Trade Association announced that it has issued a trio of new specifications focused on video compression, audio and music transmission and set top box functionality.
Belo Corp., Cox Media Group, E.W. Scripps Co., Fox, Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television Inc., ION Television, Media General Inc., Meredith Corp., NBC, Post-Newsweek Stations Inc. and Raycom Media announced plans to form a standalone joint venture to develop a new national mobile content service.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its National Broadband Plan Consumer Survey, which found that affordability and lack of digital skills are the main reasons why 93 million Americans (one-third of the country) are not connected to high-speed Internet at home.