Posts Tagged ‘Verizon’

Broadband Roundup: FBI after Chinese Hackers, AT&T after DirecTV, Congress after FCC Chairman Wheeler

Broadband Roundup, Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, Net Neutrality May 20th, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 – On Monday, tensions with China over cybersecurity increased as the U.S. Justice Department indicted five Chinese military officers for stealing trade secrets from six United States companies. The Guardian quoted Attorney General Eric Holder as saying, “The range of trade secrets and other sensitive business information stolen in this case […]

Expert Opinion: Business as Usual Despite Departure of Universal Service Administrative Company CEO

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, FCC, IP Transition, Universal Service February 10th, 2014

Although it is the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) that is charged with implementing the ambitious universal service policy goals set forth in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (the “Act”), the FCC designated the Universal Service Administrative Company (“USAC”), an independent, not-for-profit corporation, to administer the day-to-day operations of federal universal service. USAC bills […]

The Broadband State of the Union? Obama Touts Apple- and Microsoft-Funded eRate Initiative in Address

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Universal Service January 29th, 2014

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2014 – President Obama highlighted the importance of broadband connectivity in his State of the Union address Tuesday, and announced that Apple, Microsoft, Sprint and Verizon were contributing funds to enable ultra-high-speed broadband connections “over the next two years, without adding a dime to the deficit.” The statement appears to be a […]

Verizon Launches New Top-Tier ‘Quantum Internet’ Service

Fiber July 31st, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 — Last Monday, Verizon announced that it would release a new high speed FiOS Quantum Internet service, providing download speeds of 500 megabits-per-second and upload speeds of 100 Mbps. The new speeds are a drastic improvement on most other connections, allowing large files to be sent as easily as a simple email. […]

Everyone Finds Something to Like in FCC Approval of Wireless T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger

Broadband's Impact, Wireless March 12th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced their approval of the proposed merger of mobile wireless carriers T-Mobile and MetroPCS. Two years after the two agencies nixed AT&T’s attempted acquisition of T-Mobile on antitrust grounds, different non-profit interest groups found different reasons to applaud the […]

With Broadband as Driver for Today’s Consumer Electronics Technologies, Here’s the Top 10 Issues for 2013

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, CES2013, Intellectual Property, International, The Innovation Economy, Wireless January 13th, 2013

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2013 – Starting the New Year off by attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas provides a wonderful lens with which to focus on the year ahead in technology. Today, broadband is the driver for almost all of today’s digital technologies. Of the hundreds of examples of digital technologies that I […]

AT&T’s ‘Mobile Share’ and Verizon’s ‘Share Everything’ Plan Open New Doors for Family iPhone Usage

Broadband Data, Wireless December 26th, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, December 26, 2012 – Many families would like to get an iPhone for their whole family, but the problem is the price. There are lots of families that have kids with iPods (which cost the same price as iPhones, excluding service plans) and lots of parents with phones. Many times, kids also have […]

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.   […]

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 […]

Broadband Breakfast Serves a Thanksgiving Leftover Wrap-Up

Broadband Stimulus, Congress, FCC, Fiber, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, NTIA, Smart Grid, Spectrum, States, Universal Service, Wireless November 25th, 2011

WASHINGTON, November 25 2011 – As we all sit and digest post Thanksgiving, Broadband Breakfast can finally wrap up some stories that we have been interested in over the past couple of weeks but have not had time to get around to.  We wanted to draw attention to a couple of the stories below and […]

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