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March 9, 2011  2:01 PM

Net neutrality debate highlights need for financial settlement



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC Congrebandss, financial settlement, net neutrality, usage-based pricing

Politicking over the net neutrality rules continues, with the House holding a hearing on the matter. It’s pretty

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 30, 2010  1:18 PM

Level 3/Comcast transport dispute bigger than peering issue



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, net neutrality, Netflix, peering

With Cyber Monday turning in good numbers, it’s ironic that we’re also seeing more stress cracks in the business model of the Internet in its broadest sense. The popular hope that somehow things will just get better and cheaper forever is colliding with hard economic reality within the...


November 12, 2010  1:20 PM

Cisco financials, net neutrality, privacy: Rocky tech road ahead?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, net neutrality, privacy, regulation, technology industry

Last week was challenging in a number of ways, not the least of which being the shock generated by Cisco’s cautious comments on its quarterly call. That was...


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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