Expert Opinion: Why the FCC should deny the AT&T / T-Mobile Merger
Expert Opinion, Media ownership, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
June 9th, 2011
In order for the Federal Communications Commission to approve the mega-merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, AT&T has to make a showing that the merger is in the public interest. Despite AT&T’s declaration that this merger is the most pro-consumer, pro-innovation and pro-investment solution to America’s wireless problems, a mega-merger like this can only hurt the broadband market, both for innovators and consumers alike.
Google Voice Controversy with AT&T Freshens Up Access Charges Battle
National Broadband Plan, Universal Service
November 13th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 13, 2009 – Access charges are well above the actual costs to connect telephone calls, despite the efforts made by the Federal Communications Commission, said Andy Regitsky of Regitsky and Associates, in a webinar presentation on “Access Charges and Network costs – A Guide to FCC Reform,” hosted by CCMI.
“The FCC is not ready to give control over access charges which have been flawed for the 25 years of their existence,” said Regitsky.
Google to FCC: Less Than 100 Phone Sex Numbers Blocked
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
October 28th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 28, 2009 – Google told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday that its Google Voice service currently is restricting calls to fewer than 100 specific phone numbers that it believes are involved in the business of adult sex chats. Google provided a detailed response Wednesday to questions posed by the FCC concerning Google Voice’s practice of preventing calls to certain telephone number prefixes.
Google Stands Accused (by AT&T)
Broadband Updates, Wireless
September 28th, 2009
Google has been accused by AT&T of violating the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules for blocking Google Voice calls to some rural areas. In a letter to the FCC, AT&T urged the Commission to level the playing field and order Google to play by the same Internet Policy rules as other carriers.
Apple, AT&T Deny Collusion in FCC Google Voice Inquiry
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
August 24th, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 24, 2009 – Apple, Inc. and AT&T on Friday filed responses with the Federal Communications Commission in which both companies strenuously denied that Apple’s removal of the Google Voice application from Apple’s iPhone App Store was for anticompetitive reasons.