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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,...


November 30, 2010  2:53 PM

Australia approves Telstra split, but don’t look for competition anytime soon



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Australia, broadband infrastructure, over-the-top, regulation, telecom competition, Telstra

Sometimes governments solve problems, and sometimes they cause them. Sometimes it's a bit of both.  I’ve been watching Australia as an indicator of the extreme end of pro-consumer telecom regulation, and it has


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...


October 21, 2010  1:41 PM

Behind the Facebook breach: Why we should beware of ‘free’



Posted by: Tom Nolle
breach, consumers, Facebook, free, FTC, Internet advertising, Online advertising, privacy, regulation, targeting

The Facebook privacy breach scandal, where popular application providers shared private data without user permission, is only the latest in a series of targeting-related breaches of privacy...


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 25, 2010  1:23 PM

Verizon/Google net neutrality joint venture: An articulation minefield



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Google, net neutrality, regulation, Verizon

Talking about its much-criticized joint declaration on net neutrality with Google,


August 20, 2010  12:05 PM

New round of net neutrality talks begins — no FCC invite



Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, net neutrality, regulation

Another round of talks on telecom regulation and net neutrality kicked off with the implicit sponsorship of the Information Technology Industry Council. This session includes a broader...


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