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The Merger Satellite Radio Needs

Talks of XM and Sirius merging seem to be an on and off affair with many groups against and some even for the proposed merger of satellite radio companies. For my part, I think it is bad for consumers to...

Cable Gets VoIP

Cable companies are feasting on VoIP success by the millions of customers. What an amazing job they are doing taking customers from phone companies. So far however, cable VoIP growth in the SMB space has been slow. Large phone companies...

Wireless 2.0

Google, Yahoo, Skype/eBay and others are very interested in ensuring they have direct access to consumers through licensed spectrum. In fact, on March 6, 2007, Google became part of a consortium called the Coalition for 4G in America. It...

Inflight Texting

CNET’s Crave blog reports this morning that there is a chance we may see text messaging allowed in the US soon. I am not sure how this is possible if the phones which allow the texting to take place are...

Cellular 911

As many people leave their fixed line phones for wireless only devices there will be an inevitable problem of safety. You see cellular phones do not have the ability to relay location information as accurately as a fixed line...

Good News For VoIP

Recently the U.S. appeals court upheld a decision that exempted VoIP providers from many state regulations and oversight. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit backed a 2004 decision by the FCC that exempted VoIP telephone companies from...

FCC on Rural VoIP

This morning I was scouring the TMC FCC news page and I came across an FCC ruling which is helpful to the VoIP market. The story was written by InfoWorld Daily. Don’t I have something better to do on a...

A Breakthrough Month in IP Communications

Skype, Google, Verizon, Vonage and Other Happenings   Please enjoy the March 2007 Publisher’s Outlook from Internet Telephony Magazine:   The last few weeks have been among the most newsworthy in IP communications since this magazine’s first issue in February...

Skype, FCC and Carterphone

The Carterphone ruling is what is responsible for opening up AT&T’s original phone networks to competition. Prior to this ruling AT&T had a monopoly on the devices attached to what it considered its network. AT&T even charged an electricity...

FCC Still not Happy with Cable Companies

Comcast is raising rates as you can see from this article. More interesting is this quote from the article:   "One conclusion that is easy to reach is that this market is in desperate need of competition," FCC Commissioner Jonathan...

The State of US Broadband

A few of my friends have ordered FiOS from Verizon and they seem happy to have broadband access at speeds once unavailable from phone companies. The sad thing is that even though broadband speeds are increasing in the US the...

Old New AT&T

Many people have told me about the Steven Colbert video about AT&T and thanks to Manuel Vexler of the IMS Forum who sent me the link, I have just seen it myself for the first time. It is pretty funny....

FCC, Martin and the Democrats

I thought this was an excellent article about the Democratically-controlled Congress and how they may clash with the FCC and especially Chairman Martin (read Martin’s past views on broadband competition). The article also touches on the relationship between Chairman Martin...

Early AT&T IPTV Complaints

A local paper here in Connecticut is critical of AT&T IPTV because the service is expensive and does not allow individual channels to be purchased. The author suggests the FCC or state step in to force the company to offer...

Communications in 2007

Any look at the future of any industry would not be complete without analysis of recent events. In the case of communications, 2006 seems like the transitional year of all time for a number of reasons. Next week, Jan 23-26...

ITU Complements FCC

I thought it was interesting to read the director-general of the International Telecommunication Union, Hamadoun Toure said the agency would be just one of many organizations involved in shaping the Internet's development. "It is not my intention to take over...

Sununu on FCC Flag Raising

Occasionally you see politicians slap the wrists of the FCC in public. Today is one of those occasions as U.S. Sen. John Sununu (R-N.H.) pledged Monday to introduce legislation to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from imposing either broadcast...

The AT&T/BellSouth/FCC Soap Opera

The AT&T BellSouth merger has gained FCC approval after AT&T decided to make some concessions and many are hailing this as a win for net neutrality. Below are some of the recent articles – a massive amount for a...

Net Neutrality Safe For Two Years

Yesterday I wrote about ensuring net neutrality and just to show you how fluid the telecom market is, today AT&T may have ensured net neutrality for all of us last night. Well at least for 24 months. The company...

FCC on Cable Competition

Greg’s update on the FCC and cable competition is certainly worth a read. This FCC ruling is good news is for the phone companies as they will have a standard set of nationwide rules to adhere to instead of...

AT&T/BellSouth FCC Vote to Take Place

The AT&T/BellSouth merger has been deliberated by the FCC for quite some time. On October 13 of this year reports circulated about how the FCC vote was to be pushed back. It is now almost two months later and there...

Sucker List

The sucker list is a bad place to be. It is a list of gullible people who will fall for scams. Once you get on it your name gets passed around to different organizations who take advantage of you. Here...

Canada Deregulates VoIP

So I am not breaking this news at all but is important enough for me to cover. I heard about this news at around 7:30 am this morning and have been meaning to write it up all day. Patrick Barnard...

Showing Kevin Martin the Door

David Isenberg weighs in on FCC Chairman Kevin martin and why he should be shown the exit. Here is an excerpt:Martin's appointment to a second term as FCC Commissioner is pending Senate confirmation. I like Kevin; he's personable, he's articulate,...

FCC Delays the AT&T/BellSouth Merger Again

The FCC commissioners remain deadlocked on the AT&T/BellSouth merger and although it is widely believed the merger will happen, it is the conditions placed upon the new company – employing 300,000 employees that has ye to be decided. This article...
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