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WASHINGTON, August 3, 2009 – The Federal Communication Commission’s aggressive press toward a federal broadband policy is the biggest telecommunications policy story at the moment, but there are still other more mundane matters going on at the agency.

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WASHINGTON, August 3, 2009 – The Federal Communication Commission’s aggressive press toward a federal broadband policy is the biggest telecommunications policy story at the moment, but there are still other more mundane matters going on at the agency.

Some of those issues, in fact, will likely have a significant impact on the eventual roll-out of broadband across the United States.

Take the marketplace for video competition. Just three short years ago, national video franchises were the key legislative objective of the telephone providers. They pushed for an overhaul of the telecommunications legislation in order to permit them to offer pay-TV without having to obtain county-by-county permission. Telecom law barred offering video services without local permission.

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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.

Broadband's Impact

Congress Must Prioritize Connectivity in Underserved Areas Over Higher Speeds

A House hearing debated the need for broadband and the higher speed thresholds currently before Congress.

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Jim Hagedorn, R-Minnesota

From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2009 – The Federal Communication Commission’s aggressive press toward a federal broadband policy is the biggest telecommunications policy story at the moment, but there are still other more mundane matters going on at the agency.

Some of those issues, in fact, will likely have a significant impact on the eventual roll-out of broadband across the United States.

Take the marketplace for video competition. Just three short years ago, national video franchises were the key legislative objective of the telephone providers. They pushed for an overhaul of the telecommunications legislation in order to permit them to offer pay-TV without having to obtain county-by-county permission. Telecom law barred offering video services without local permission.

[more…]

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Broadband's Impact

Symmetrical Gigabit Internet Attracting Business, Municipalities Attest

Municipalities are raving about gigabit internet speeds as key to attracting businesses to their cities.

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Brittany Smith of the Gig East Exchange

From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2009 – The Federal Communication Commission’s aggressive press toward a federal broadband policy is the biggest telecommunications policy story at the moment, but there are still other more mundane matters going on at the agency.

Some of those issues, in fact, will likely have a significant impact on the eventual roll-out of broadband across the United States.

Take the marketplace for video competition. Just three short years ago, national video franchises were the key legislative objective of the telephone providers. They pushed for an overhaul of the telecommunications legislation in order to permit them to offer pay-TV without having to obtain county-by-county permission. Telecom law barred offering video services without local permission.

[more…]

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Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Digital Equity Act

Sen. Murray re-introduces bi-partisan that would provide grants to states pushing for digital equity.

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Patty Murray, D-Washington

From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2009 – The Federal Communication Commission’s aggressive press toward a federal broadband policy is the biggest telecommunications policy story at the moment, but there are still other more mundane matters going on at the agency.

Some of those issues, in fact, will likely have a significant impact on the eventual roll-out of broadband across the United States.

Take the marketplace for video competition. Just three short years ago, national video franchises were the key legislative objective of the telephone providers. They pushed for an overhaul of the telecommunications legislation in order to permit them to offer pay-TV without having to obtain county-by-county permission. Telecom law barred offering video services without local permission.

[more…]

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