Expert First Impression from Steve Morris, Vice President & Associate General Counsel of the National Telecommunications & Cable Association
Expert Opinion, FCC, Universal Service
October 28th, 2011
TweetWASHINGTON, Friday October 28, 2011. Vice President & Associate General Counsel of NCTA, Steve Morris gave Broadband Breakfast his first impressions on yesterday’s USF Reform Proposal. Morris told us: The Chairman, the commissioners, and the FCC staff, all deserve a great deal of credit for bringing this item to completion. Universal service and intercarrier compensation [...]
FCC Homes in on E911 Location Data at July Meeting
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Public Safety, Spectrum, Wireless
July 13th, 2011
WASHINGTON July 13, 2011 – The Federal Communications Commission approved a Notice of Proposed Rule Making that would aim to improve the ability of first responders to locate mobile and Voice over IP (VoIP) callers who contact 911 during its July meeting on Tuesday.
The Commission passed by a unanimous vote a Notice of Proposed Rule Making on improving the accuracy of location information for wireless and Voice over IP (VoIP) services. The NPRM seeks to establish a standard for VoIP location information.
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.
Rural Provider Groups Suggest Solutions on Universal Service Reform
Broadband's Impact, FCC, FCC Comments, States, Universal Service
April 19th, 2011
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 – The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO), in conjunction with 30 state and regional associations released to the FCC their recommendations to fix the Universal Service Fund on Monday.
FCC Finds VoIP Subscribership Growing While Broadband Adoption Stagnates
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, FCC
March 22nd, 2011
WASHINGTON March 22,2011 – The Federal Communications Commission released its annual Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Deployment reports on Monday which show the rapid growth of Voice over IP and the stagnation of broadband adoption.