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April 11, 2011  3:49 PM

Is the FCC’s wireless data roaming mandate beyond its scope?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, Telecom Act of 1996, Wireless broadband, wireless roaming

Continuing on a relatively rare activist track, the FCC has ordered wireless operators to establish reasonable data roaming agreements among themselves, something that is seen as increasing wireless...

April 7, 2011  7:17 PM

AT&T/T-Mobile deal: What reality lurks below the surface?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, FCC, mergers and acquisitions, return on investment, T-Mobile, Verizon, wireless networks

With a lot of interesting and potentially pivotal happenings in tech, perhaps the most interesting thing is that the real meanings are more important than the surface topics.


February 23, 2011  3:58 PM

Video streaming causing wireline broadband and cable planning issues



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable, Comcast, FCC, OTT, video streaming, wireline broadband

It is very clear that video streaming services are growing, partly in response to the tablet opportunity, and this creates special problems for broadband operators, most of whom...


February 21, 2011  4:11 PM

Will Congress derail the FCC’s net neutrality before the courts do?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, net neutrality, settlement

Well, we’ve got the usual regulatory flap, with the same players and the same issues. Republicans in Congress are looking for a way to derail the FCC’s net neutrality...

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December 28, 2010  3:02 PM

The FCC net neutrality order and murky pay-for-priority issues



Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, net neutrality, pay-for-priority, regulation, Title II

I had a chance to review the full text of the FCC’s Net Neutrality Order (number 10-201 if you’re into the FCC’s numbering system). And while there were no real surprises in...


December 21, 2010  7:47 PM

FCC issues net neutrality order, but don’t expect much change



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Congress, Court of Appeals, FCC, Mobile, net neutrality, regulation, Title II, usage-based pricing, wireless

The FCC’s neutrality vote went as expected, with commentary by various people involved in the process, including the Commissioners. I found a lot that I agreed with, but I disagreed with...


December 20, 2010  3:07 PM

Considering the dual logic behind the FCC’s net neutrality order



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Comcast, Congress, Court of Appeals, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, net neutrality, regulation, Regulations

The FCC will be releasing its net neutrality order tomorrow, though it's not fully baked at this point and might still be pulled from the agenda. The order appears to be a...


December 16, 2010  2:47 PM

Consumer-driven public networking hits financial watershed



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, ISPs, net neutrality, Online advertising, peering, Quality of Service, regulation

The holiday season is always dominated by consumerism, but it should be pretty clear to everyone that networking itself is increasingly dominated by the consumer. We’re headed very quickly for a time when the consumer essentially funds all public networking,...


December 2, 2010  1:17 PM

FCC net neutrality order could be fraught with disappointment



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, net neutrality, Regulations, Title II

The FCC has released some comments on the Order it will be presenting on net neutrality at its December 21st meeting (if it doesn’t postpone or change the agenda again!) and the position is disappointing. At a high...


November 9, 2010  12:47 PM

Net neutrality loses momentum, highlights broadband difficulties



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, net neutrality

The latest political wisdom, arising from the results of the mid-terms, is that net neutrality as an issue hurt those who supported it. That combines with the Democratic loss in...


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