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December 17, 2009  2:42 PM

FCC’s national broadband plan updated with gap analysis



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband stimulus, FCC, national broadband plan, service layer architecture, wireless

The FCC has released another status update on its national broadband policy initiative, and we don’t fault any of the points in the document. We’re even impressed by its...

November 9, 2009  2:03 PM

New broadband stimulus proposal emerges from FCC inquiry



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband stimulus, FCC, ISPs

A proposal to pay ISPs to connect broadband customers is one of those that’s emerging out of the FCC broadband policy debate, and the concept has some merit. A direct payment for a connected subscriber might address the fact that there is a...


June 5, 2009  6:37 PM

Broadband stimulus and the unsmart debate



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, broadband stimulus, FCC

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 82% of all Internet users were on broadband and that about 62% of those broadband users were on the Internet, as of 2007. The FCC says that broadband was available in over 99% of zipcodes at that same date.

That’s an interesting set of numbers...


February 2, 2009  1:48 PM

Broadband stimulus: No credible link to economic recovery



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, broadband stimulus, Nokia-Siemens, regulation

The Economist has weighed in on the question of broadband stimulus and reaches many conclusions congruent with our own. There is, in our view, no credible indication that a major broadband stimulus would actually stimulate the economy, and there is a major risk that it would change the...


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