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The Week in Review: National Broadband Plan Steps to the Fore

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2009 – The National Broadband Plan took a Great Leap Forward last week as the Federal Communications Communication accepted reply comments on Tuesday (first-round filings were due June 8) in its mammoth proceeding.

Drew Clark

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From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2009 – The National Broadband Plan took a Great Leap Forward last week as the Federal Communications Communication accepted reply comments on Tuesday (first-round filings were due June 8) in its mammoth proceeding.

By February 17, 2010, the FCC is charged with producing this national plan, and it appears to be taking this responsibility very seriously. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has recruited Blair Levin, himself a contender for the top FCC slot, to run this plan, and the agency appears to be gearing up to run full steam through August with a series of public workshops.

In the reply comments filed last week, a divide was apparent between providers, who urged the FCC to be cautious in its scope, and tech companies and content providers who appeared to be the agency’s key cheerleaders in its ambition to bring cheap, universal broadband throughout the nation.

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Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com and a nationally-respected telecommunications attorney at The CommLaw Group. He has closely tracked the trends in and mechanics of digital infrastructure for 20 years, and has helped fiber-based and fixed wireless providers navigate coverage, identify markets, broker infrastructure, and operate in the public right of way. The articles and posts on Broadband Breakfast and affiliated social media, including the BroadbandCensus Twitter feed, are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel Unveils Proposed Rules for Emergency Connectivity Fund

Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday released rules for the Emergency Connectivity Fund, answering many questions about the program.

Benjamin Kahn

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Photo of Jessica Rosenworcel from the FCC

From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2009 – The National Broadband Plan took a Great Leap Forward last week as the Federal Communications Communication accepted reply comments on Tuesday (first-round filings were due June 8) in its mammoth proceeding.

By February 17, 2010, the FCC is charged with producing this national plan, and it appears to be taking this responsibility very seriously. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has recruited Blair Levin, himself a contender for the top FCC slot, to run this plan, and the agency appears to be gearing up to run full steam through August with a series of public workshops.

In the reply comments filed last week, a divide was apparent between providers, who urged the FCC to be cautious in its scope, and tech companies and content providers who appeared to be the agency’s key cheerleaders in its ambition to bring cheap, universal broadband throughout the nation.

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Rosenworcel Says Anti-Muni Network Legislation Unfair, Hopes States Change Their Tune

FCC acting chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said she hopes state legislatures change stance on muni builds.

Benjamin Kahn

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From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2009 – The National Broadband Plan took a Great Leap Forward last week as the Federal Communications Communication accepted reply comments on Tuesday (first-round filings were due June 8) in its mammoth proceeding.

By February 17, 2010, the FCC is charged with producing this national plan, and it appears to be taking this responsibility very seriously. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has recruited Blair Levin, himself a contender for the top FCC slot, to run this plan, and the agency appears to be gearing up to run full steam through August with a series of public workshops.

In the reply comments filed last week, a divide was apparent between providers, who urged the FCC to be cautious in its scope, and tech companies and content providers who appeared to be the agency’s key cheerleaders in its ambition to bring cheap, universal broadband throughout the nation.

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FCC Fines Company $4.1 Million for Slamming and Cramming Consumer Phone Lines

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday fined Tele Circuit Network Corporation for switching consumers’ service providers.

Benjamin Kahn

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Photo of Geoffrey Starks by Amelia Holowaty Krales of the Verge

From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2009 – The National Broadband Plan took a Great Leap Forward last week as the Federal Communications Communication accepted reply comments on Tuesday (first-round filings were due June 8) in its mammoth proceeding.

By February 17, 2010, the FCC is charged with producing this national plan, and it appears to be taking this responsibility very seriously. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has recruited Blair Levin, himself a contender for the top FCC slot, to run this plan, and the agency appears to be gearing up to run full steam through August with a series of public workshops.

In the reply comments filed last week, a divide was apparent between providers, who urged the FCC to be cautious in its scope, and tech companies and content providers who appeared to be the agency’s key cheerleaders in its ambition to bring cheap, universal broadband throughout the nation.

[more…]

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