Broadband Roundup: Incumbents Defend Data Caps, Comcast Cites Competition for Merger, and Wheeler Seeks Diversity of Media Ownership
FCC, Media ownership, Net Neutrality
September 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON, September 24, 2014 –Verizon Communications and AT&T are urging the Federal Communications Commission to include the use of data caps in the agency’s definition of broadband. Including usage-based pricing in its definition is important because companies that use universal service funds to build networks in rural areas must accept the standards laid out in […]
FCC Wrestles With Depth, Breadth of Net Neutrality Comments
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality Comments
February 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 8, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission has received thousands of comments both lauding and criticizing its proposed plan to address the controversial issue of network neutrality.
Broadband Stimulus Applicants: The Dreamers, the Hopefuls and the Planners
September 11th, 2009
Craig Settles of Successful.com offers his observations about the NTIA’s broadband stimulus applications: “From what I’ve seen and read about so far, these applications fit into three loosely defined categories: The dreamers, the hopefuls and the planners.”
Freedom to Connect Panelists Probe Municipal Failures, Contemplate Lessons Learned
March 31st, 2009
SILVER SPRING, Md., March 31, 2009 – Not all attempts to deploy municipal wireless networks across the country were failures, panelists said at a packed Monday afternoon session of the Freedom to Connect conference here.
New York City and State Each Craft Broadband Policies; City Nixes Muni Wi-Fi
August 7th, 2008
August 7 – New York City should not create a comprehensive municipal wireless network, but should instead take targeted actions to increase the public availability of high-speed internet service and encourage broadband adoption, city officials said last week.