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Nielsen criticized over how it measures local TV audiences

...compelling interest in ensuring that the television ratings system is as fair and accurate as possible," said Sen. Conrad Burns, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee that held the hearing. After the hearing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/17/tel_422465.shtml
Television
Hard road ahead before TV reaches digital future

...in Washington have found that no digital signal was receivable at over 60 percent of indoor antennas," said Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont. With two-thirds of Americans getting their TV via cable, small-market stations spending millions to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/09/tec_232942.shtml
XXX Technology
FCC chairman wants Internet subsidies reduced

...hearing of the Senate Commerce communications subcommittee expressed interest in a proposal by its chairman, Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., to fund the Internet program in a different way. Burns' plan, picking up support among his subcommittee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/12/tec_230775.shtml
XXX Technology
Dispute heats up over web connections for schools

...from telecommunications companies to pay for the cheap hookups for the second half of this year. On Wednesday Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee's communications subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/04/tec_230193.shtml
XXX Technology
Scrambling data

...Clinton administration has threatened to veto other bills moving through Congress, including one sponsored by Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., that don't include a key system, said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who co-sponsored the bill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/20/tec_210161.shtml
XXX Technology
A grassroots campaign to reduce backover accidents

...to the bill, Schaefer-Wilson says, most recently Sens. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). "Fifty children are backed over a week. Two of them will die and 48...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/24/liv_73162.shtml
Life & style
House probes spyware - computer software to collect personal data

...also require that third parties disclose their identity to the consumer, along with a valid e-mail address. Sens. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., have introduced a bill prohibiting installation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/03/liv_414340.shtml
Life & style
Senate votes to impose tough limits on spam e-mails

...Internet's most prolific e-mailers, who pump out millions of unsolicited messages daily. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., would prohibit senders of unsolicited commercial e-mail from disguising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/24/liv_398266.shtml
Life & style
Marketers, advocates object to anti-spam bill

...supporters outside Capitol Hill. Organizations that fight spammers say the Can Spam Act of 2002, from Montana Republican Conrad Burns and Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden, will do little to clean up cluttered e-mail in-boxes that sap worker productivity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/12/bus_343470.shtml
Business
Business briefs

...unwanted commercial messages that cram your e-mail box each day - is projected to triple in the next five years. Sen. Conrad Burns of Montana, ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce telecommunications subcommittee, says he now has sufficient...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/12/bus_344281.shtml
Business