Posts Tagged ‘Walter McCormick’

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.

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“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.

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‘The Wired Home and Wireless Policy’ Breakfast – Convergence Legislation and Consumer Adoption

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband TV, Broadband Updates, FCC, FCC Comments, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, The Innovation Economy, Wireless January 19th, 2012

WASHINGTON January 17, 2012 – BroadbandBreakfast.com kicked off a new year of the Broadband Breakfast Club fresh off the heals of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas with a Breakfast on “The Wired Home and Wired Policy” featuring the Presidents of four major technology and telecommunications trade associations and the Wireless Telecommunication Bureau Chief of […]

BroadbandBreakfast.com Hosts Broadband Breakfast Club Event ‘The Wired Home and Wireless Policy’ Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 in Washington, DC

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband Calendar, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Wireless January 10th, 2012

WASHINGTON, Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its January 2012 Broadband Breakfast Club event ‘The Wired Home and Wireless Policy‘ on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am. American and Continental breakfasts […]

Congressional Action on Telecommunications Act in Question at Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, FCC, Net Neutrality, Universal Service, Wireless January 20th, 2011

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2011 – After 15 years of explosive growth and innovation in telecommunications since the last major revision, the 112th Congress is faced with the question of whether the law is keeping up with technology. On Tuesday, our panelists discussed whether Congress should consider another overhaul of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and whether it is politically viable to do so at 2011’s first Broadband Breakfast Club.

Industry, State, Nonprofit Groups Urge Changes to Broadband Stimulus Programs

Broadband Stimulus November 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2009 – A number of groups took the opportunity Monday to weigh in on the government’s efforts to distribute the $7.2 billion allotted by Congress in January to expand broadband deployment and adoption.

“Many of our nation’s most experienced broadband providers were forced to sit on the sidelines during the first round of funding,” said U.S. Telecom Association President Walter McCormick Jr., in a Monday statement.

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