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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...

November 5, 2010  3:50 PM

Broadband policy and business models — not in sync



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Broadband, Clearwire, Congress, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, HSPA+, LTE, net neutrality, WiMAX

Broadband continues to be in the news, both in terms of policy and in terms of business model. Of course, the two should have some relation to each other, but it’s increasingly clear that’s not going to be...


September 3, 2010  6:48 PM

FCC revises net neutrality NPRM with eye toward Google/Verizon plan



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband access, broadband services, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, managed services, net neutrality, regulation, Verizon, Wireless broadband

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a revision/expansion to its net neutrality notice of...


August 12, 2010  3:50 PM

A closer look at the Google/Verizon joint net neutrality proposal



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband access, broadband services, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, net neutrality, regulation, Verizon, Wireless broadband

Google and Verizon have issued a joint proposal on the regulation of net ...

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August 6, 2010  5:23 PM

Verizon/Google rumors halt FCC net neutrality talks



Posted by: Tom Nolle
content delivery, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, Julius Genachowski, net neutrality, regulation, U-verse, Verizon

The FCC called off its multilateral talks with stakeholders on net neutrality in the wake of a


June 22, 2010  6:42 PM

Could Telstra-NBN deal serve as model for U.S. broadband deployment?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
access networks, Australia, Broadband, CLECs, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, legislation, National Broadband Network, NBN, regulation, return on investment, ROI, Telstra

It looks like Telstra and the Australian government have finally struck a deal for the acquisition of Telstra's access infrastructure for the rollout of Australia's


May 24, 2010  4:14 PM

FCC wireless competition report: Churn rising, voice use falling



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, churn, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, iPhone, net neutrality, Verizon, wireless competition, wireless voice, wireline

The FCC released its required annual report on mobile wireless competition, and the report seems to show an industry where the rich are getting richer, which leads many FCC-watchers (including us) to...


May 7, 2010  7:19 PM

Individual FCC comments on broadband may tell whole story



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, broadband access, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, net neutrality, telecom service providers

The FCC today released a number of comments from individual commissioners on the regulation of broadband access. None of these statements represents a firm policy, which the FCC can develop only through a very specific public process, but together, they reflect the goals of the public process the...


May 7, 2010  7:18 PM

As expected, FCC moves to reclassify broadband as telco service



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, Regulations, telecom service providers, Wireless broadband, wireline

EDITOR'S NOTE: This entry was written on May 6, prior to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) releasing a number of commissioners' comments on regulating broadband...

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March 18, 2010  6:46 PM

FCC’s free broadband speed test may tip disclosure requirement



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, broadband plan, broadband test, disclosure, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, jitter, latency

The FCC has posted a free broadband test page on its broadband plan site, hoping (we think) to both alert consumers to broadband speed scams and to get some direct information on just where fast Internet is -- and isn’t...


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