Archive for December, 2011

FCC Says ‘Measuring Broadband America’ Report’s Success is Improving Broadband Access

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, Fiber, National Broadband Plan December 14th, 2011

WASHINGTON December 14, 2011 – Last week Joel Gurin, Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC, recapped the success of the “Measuring Broadband America” report in an FCC blog post. Gurin’s post begins with him touting the FCC’s recent successes, including its push to fight bill shock.  From there, he moves […]

Spectrum Bill and Broadband Breakfast Pre Holiday Wrap Up

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, NTIA, Public Safety, States, Universal Service, Wireless December 14th, 2011

WASHINGTON December 14, 2011 – The FCC, the Hill and the Telecom industry has been busy over the last couple of weeks. Here is a wrap-up of the most important events. House Passes Spectrum Auction Incentive Bill After a 234-193 vote, the House Payroll Tax Extension Bill incorporated the full version of the Republican Incentive […]

States Take Aim at USF and ICC reform

FCC, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, States, Universal Service, Wireless December 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON December 8, 2011 – Wednesday reported that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission filed suit against the Federal Communications Commission for it’s Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform the Universal Service Fund and Intercarrier Compensation regime.  The suit, filed in the 3rd Circuit, alleges that the FCC order is “arbitrary and capricious” […]

Possible AT&T Concessions to Save Its Merger with T-Mobile

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless December 5th, 2011

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2011 – With its proposed merger facing roadblocks on two fronts, AT&T has withdrawn its Federal Communications Commission application in order to focus on the Department of Justice’s antitrust suit. One of the ways that AT&T may try to gain the DOJ’s approval would be to sell off parts of the company […]

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