Posts Tagged ‘US Telecom’

At Urging of Competify Coalition of Telecom Competitors, FCC Launches Inquiry of Broadband Business Services

FCC, IP Transition October 19th, 2015

WASHINGTON, October 19, 2015 – The Federal Communications Commission on Friday announced that it had launched an investigation into the broadband pricing plans of local exchange carriers AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier and Verizon Communications for so-called “special access services” of business data.

A coalition of competitive carriers and non-profit organizations dubbed Competify has been urging the inquiry, and praised Friday’s order by the agency’s Wireline Communications Bureau.


“The incumbents use inherently anticompetitive lock-up plans – which only an entity with immense market power could impose – to charge businesses and anchor institutions excessive access rates that harm competition, restrain the deployment of competitive facilities, and impede the transition to next-generation services,” according to a statement released by the group.


Internet Protocol Transition a Critical Step To Ensuring Public Safety, Say Senate Hearing Witnesses

Broadband Mapping, FCC, Fiber, Public Safety June 11th, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 – Even the quickest and best-designed networks can succumb to Mother Nature when a hurricane or tornado strikes a community. And when thousands of people dial 911 at the same time, modern-day networks simply aren’t equipped to handle traffic of such tremendous scale. That was the message delivered at a Thursday […]

Video of Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club on ‘The President’s and Congress’ New Broadband Agenda’

Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, Privacy, Wireless January 17th, 2013

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2013 — This past Tuesday, January 15th, the Broadband Breakfast Club featured  explication and discussion of the key broadband policy issues projected for debate in Congress in 2013. Highlights included a keynote speech by Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-California), Chair of the House Sub-Committee on Communications and Technology, followed by discussion among […]

Will Consumer-Friendly Smart Meters Pave the Way to Smart Grid Adoption?

Broadband Data, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Press Releases, Smart Grid November 14th, 2011

November 14, 2011 – When the Federal Communications Commission identified six concrete goals in the national broadband plan, the one specific application highlighted by the agency was energy consumption: “To ensure that America leads in the clean energy economy, every American should be able to use broadband to track and manage their real-time energy consumption.”

This goal – tracking and managing energy consumption – is right at the intersection of two trends that will be explored at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, November 15: “The Smart Grid and Broadband.” Click here to register for this event. Announces Winter 2011 Breakfast Topics

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Copyright, Intellectual Property, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Patents, Trademarks January 7th, 2011

WASHINGTON, January 7, 2011 – The Washington-based internet and intellectual property policy news and events service,,, announces its Winter 2011 series of events (January through February) for the Intellectual Property and Broadband Breakfast Clubs.

All breakfast club events are held at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, in the Piedmont Room. Events begin at 8 a.m., with both American and continental breakfast served, and end at 10 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to join in onthe breakfast discussions.

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.

What Worked in Broadband Stimulus, and Why Washington Should Pay Attention (Updated!)

Broadband Calendar, Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service October 18th, 2010

When Washington thinks about the “broadband stimulus,” what should it remember? The federal government spent nearly $7 billion on new, broadband-related activities, that in many respects were completely unlike traditional federal telecommunications spending on telephone service.

Tomorrow’s Broadband Breakfast Club, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19, at Clyde’s of Gallery Place in Washington, will be one of the first post-stimulus forums to convene the major players and consider these “big-picture” questions. Registration for the event is available at, and (for those outside of Washington) a free video of the event will be made available here later in the week.

Broadband Breakfast Club Convenes Forum to Discuss and Evaluate Broadband Stimulus

Broadband Calendar, Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service October 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 14, 2010 – The internet and intellectual property news service announces the second event in its Fall 2010 – 2011 Broadband Breakfast Club series, “Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus.”

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