Russia’s Telecom Regulator Changes Policy on Wi-Max Frequencies
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
July 9th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2010 – Russia’s telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor this week reversed its longstanding policy requiring that frequencies allocated for Wimax not be used in the development of other technology. This move comes as Russian Wimax operator Scartel and Russian national operator Rostelecom announce their plans to invest in super-speedy LTE (long-term evolution) technology using old radio frequencies, a plan which Roskomnadzor had previously squashed.
Wireless Can Solve 'Last Mile' Competition Problem, McDowell Tells Senators
FCC, National Broadband Plan
June 16th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2009 – Robust competition and expanded wireless services will be fundamental pieces of the Federal Communications Commission’s national broadband plan, Commissioner Robert McDowell told members of the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday. McDowell appeared before the committee as it considered his nomination for a second term on the agency.
New Feature: This Week in Mobile Broadband
Premium Content, Wireless
June 14th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2009 – Today, BroadbandCensus.com unveils a new feature, “This Week in Mobile Broadband,” written by Alex Tcherkassky, a Washington-based reporter for BroadbandCensus.com with a strong background in the wireless industry.
NTIA Commenters Say Broadband Projects Should Meet Multiple Needs
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, NTIA Comments
April 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2009 – Among the commentators weighing in on the Commerce Department’s broadband technologies grants on April 1, several suggested that programs should be able to meet multiple needs as part of the $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funds being offered.
U.S. Broadband Better Than Reflected in OECD Study, Says FCC Commissioner
July 14th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 14 – A study about broadband adoption by the Phoenix Center is a better gage of United States deployment than the higher-profile reports of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a Republican Federal Communications Commissioner said Monday.