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White Spaces, Special Access and mHealth: Last Week’s Policy Wrap Up

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, Health, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless June 13th, 2012

WASHINGTON Tuesday June 12, 2012 – Last week the Federal Communications Commission moved forward with white spaces reform free of challenges from the microphone industry, they took on special access reform and held a meeting of experts to address the future of wireless mHealth innovation.  Broadbandbreakfast has some notes on each of these stories.   […]

Expert Opinion: A Stand-Alone T-Mobile Isn’t an Option for the Future. So What’s Best for Consumers and Workers?

Expert Opinion, Media ownership May 26th, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 – Let’s start with the facts. A stand-alone T-Mobile is not an option for the future. German parent company Deutsche Telekom had announced that it was seeking a deal and had considered a speculative offer, Sprint and AT&T for the sale. T-Mobile did not have the cash or spectrum to invest in a next-generation, 4G LTE wireless network. And without a 4G network, there could be no future for T-Mobile, its customers and employees.

AT&T and T-Mobile use the same technology. Combining T-Mobile and AT&T spectrum turns two two-lane roads into a four lane superhighway. AT&T is willing to put up $8 billion in extra investment. And AT&T, a financially healthy company, will pay for the transaction in equity and internal cash flows.

Senators Grill Mobile CEOs on AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Congress, Mobile Broadband, Senate, Spectrum, Wireless May 12th, 2011

WASHINGTON May 12, 2011- The Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights assembled leading mobile CEOs Wednesday to explore the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.

“The proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile will bring together two of the four remaining national cell phone carriers to create the nation’s largest cell phone network, with an estimated 43 percent market share,” said Sen Herb Kohl (D-WI), Chairman of the Subcommittee, setting the tone for the hearing. “Should this deal be approved, AT&T and Verizon will control close to 80 percent of the national cell phone market.”

New America Foundation and Consumers Union Discuss Wireless Interoperability

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless April 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON April 18, 2011 – The New America Foundation, in cooperation with the Consumers Union, gathered representatives from the leading wireless services providers and consumers groups on Wednesday to discuss how requiring mobile broadband service providers to interoperate would affect consumer choice and pricing.

Public Safety, Industry Representatives Clash On Reallocation Of D Block

Broadband Calendar, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum November 18th, 2010

Public safety leaders and industry lobbyists clashed today during a Washington breakfast on whether the 700 megahertz band D block should be reallocated to public safety or reauctioned.

During the sometimes-testy Broadband Breakfast Club event, the speakers disagreed on whether public safety agencies need control over additional spectrum, with the industry representatives pointing to narrowband channels currently licensed to public safety and the public safety officials stressing the need for that spectrum for narrowband voice operations for years to come.

Does Public Safety Need More New Wireless Spectrum for Broadband?

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum November 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2010 – Several sharp exchanges between wireless carriers and public safety officials punctuated the debate on Tuesday at November’s Broadband Breakfast Club. released the free video of the event on Thursday.

Broadband Breakfast Club Considers Key Divide in Public Safety Spectrum: Re-allocation Vs. Re-auction

Broadband Calendar, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum November 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 14, 2010 – presents Broadband Breakfast Club event “Public Safety’s Role in and the Need for Better Quality Broadband,” on Tuesday, November 16. The debate will pit advocates of re-allocated public safety spectrum with those who would re-auction such spectrum, and the event will be moderated by Paul Kirby, Senior Editor at TR Daily.

Tech and Content Industry Still at Loggerheads Over Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Deal

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Transparency July 13th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2010 – Major U.S. technology companies are worrying over an international trade agreement currently under negotiations because they see it as putting them on shaky legal ground.

At the third Intellectual Property Breakfast Club held by, panelists argued over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and its potential impact on the technology industry.

Cable’s move into Mobile: Calculated and Deliberate

Expert Opinion, Mobile Broadband, Wireless July 9th, 2010

If you believe Cable Operators are not thinking about Mobile Networks and what kind of synergies could bring them increased cash-flow in the future, then you’ve probably missed the obvious signs laid out since 2008.

TPRC Panelists Discuss Backhaul Issues’ Impact on Broadband Expansion

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact September 26th, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va., September 25, 2009 – Mobile broadband is the fastest growing segment of the broadband market. According to Jonathan Banks, who directs policy development for the telecommunications industry association US Telecom, the number of wireless broadband users is expected to grow 130% between 2008 and 2012.

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