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April 29, 2009  8:14 PM

DOJ opens Google publishing deal inquiry



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Department of Justice, digital media, Google, Obama Administration

The DoJ is opening an anti-trust inquiry into Google’s settlement with authors and book publishers, a deal whose execution was delayed by an...

January 21, 2009  2:33 PM

New report looks at broadband stimulus policy differences



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Congress, Obama Administration, policy

The dust has all but settled on the broadband stimulus, which is clearly now going to be directed at a modest expansion of broadband to underserved areas. The bill has no money for broader stimulation of broadband deployment of any sort, and the only measure it contains that might impact the...


January 16, 2009  5:19 PM

Obama broadband stimulus plan: Reality vs. industry dreams



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Congress, Obama Administration, Regulations, universal service

The broadband stimulus plan, part of Obama’s broader economic stimulus, appears to be all but a done deal, but the value of the package falls far short of what some had hoped.

As currently proposed, the initiative would be focused on rural and underserved areas and would likely come...


January 8, 2009  8:52 PM

Slower U.S. service provider revenue expected; unclear on spending



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Broadband, Obama Administration, Verizon

Wall Street is now expecting the U.S. telcos to face much slower growth in 2009, with revenues barely up over 2008, and has thus revised the stock price targets for giants AT&T and Verizon. We agree that at the revenue level, there will be few bright spots for service...


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