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Wireless Broadband is Rising Quickly

It is often noted that Hosted Unified Communications must include mobility (FMC) and integrated mobile access (smartphones, laptops and tablets). Given the rise in wireless broadband investment, up more than 40% from 2009 to 2012, from $21 billion to $30...

What is the Price of Broadband?

A discussion about the state of broadband must always include access, speed and price (ASP) in order to provide a true assessment. The White House report “Four Years of Broadband Growth” covers all three elements but price is given the...

The FCC May be Getting a Much Needed Wheel

President Barack Obama announces the nomination of Tom Wheeler, right, as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in the White House, May 1, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Last week it was announced that President Obama...

ANPI Goes to Washington

For me NTCA's Legislature and Policy meeting in Washington, D.C. represented an opportunity to participate in a process that is cloaked in secrecy.

Changes Coming for the FCC

FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski, has informed his staff and President Obama of his intent to resign in the near future. Interestingly, I began this blog shortly after he assumed the role of chairman. I like many others wanted to see...

FCC Moves on Call Completion

In a clear demonstration of the priority the FCC places on addressing rural call completion issues, Tuesday it was announced that Level 3 agreed to make a voluntary contribution of $975,000 after an investigation into its rural call completion practices....

Unified Policy Effort

One thing I forgot to mention was the successful conclusion of the unification of NTCA (The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association) and OPASTCO (Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies) during the RTIME conference in Orlando. The unification...

All IP, All the Time, Oracle?

Yesterday, I did something I rarely do. I forgot to write the blog and for that I apologize. As ANPI approaches the launch of its first major new product for SMBs and enterprises, I got tied up in meetings and,...

The Status of Local Telephone Competition

The recent status report issued by the FCC this month is chalk full of statistics with little narrative but one can draw quite a few conclusions from the data. The easy conclusions are a) wireline connections continue to drop, b)...

In the Year 2013 (Part III)

Continuing with my ten most important matters for 2013: 7.    4G Service Area Expansion – with the advent of 4G, mobility has finally reached the business professional. While the wireless carriers tend to be less than specific about how many...

In the Year 2013 (Part II)

Again, my top ten things to monitor or be aware of this year are in no particular order. Each is important to the industry in addressing a required standard, regulatory issue or technology trend. So, let’s continue with item 4....

Free Speech versus an Open Internet

Most Americans are fervent defenders of the First Amendment right of free speech. The definition of Freedom of Speech has been modified over the years to be both more expansive and in some cases restricted. However, it has persevered and...

RLECs ask to join the Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

The rules changes imposed by the FCC have caused a great deal of consternation for many RLECs. With the amount of funding or investment recovery uncertain, RLECs have begun to batten down the hatches and reduce their infrastructure spending and...

A Telecom Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and to note the blessings in our lives. I have been associated with the telecom industry and IP communications for over thirty years and have seen many changes. As an industry we have been...

The ILECs and NTCA 2012

In joining ANPI, I have been reintroduced to the concerns of the smaller independent telephone companies. Although, these companies are labeled as “incumbents”, they are relatively unknown outside of their local areas. Two things are worth noting: these ILECs or...

ASP (Access, Speed and Price) Defines Broadband Penetration

According the FCC’s Eighth Broadband Progress Report, 98% of Americans now have access to broadband that meets 4 Mbps down (into the home) and 1 Mbps up (into the Internet). This infers that 2% do not have such coverage, which...

Mac and Cheese, Mitt and Telecom

It was surprising to learn that I have not shared my macaroni and cheese recipe with you guys. That’s amazing because it is a dish that gets made quite often when the grandkids are over for dinner or when Gay...

Mac and Cheese, Mitt and Telecom

It was surprising to learn that I have not shared my macaroni and cheese recipe with you guys. That’s amazing because it is a dish that gets made quite often when the grandkids are over for dinner or when Gay...

Watch Out for that Speed Bump

In the debate over Net Neutrality and Universal Service, the idea for tiered pricing of broadband usage is often a point of contention. When I entered the debate I was against tiered pricing. However, today I hold a different view....

IP Reflections

In attempting to better understand the impact of the FCC rules change regarding InterCarrier Compensation (ICC) and Universal Service Funding (USF), I found myself lost in a sea of IP related missives. Ignoring the obviously flawed reasoning behind the rules...

Business Ready VoIP: Cable vs. Wireline

I have been down on cable for months as a “business ready” connection. The fluctuating quality of cable services and the lack of predictability of the upload and downloads speeds made using a cable service for business very risky. That’s...

Clams, Clams and More Clams

Cooking this weekend took a back seat to celebrating. I did not cook Friday or Saturday. However, do not despair as I developed two exciting new recipes on Sunday. The first was clam chowder using razor clams given to me...

We interrupt this Count

Yesterday, the US Senate defeated an attempt to block the pending Net Neutrality rules. The bill was defeated by a 52-46 vote. This was an important vote since a similar bill to block the implementation of the rules was passed...

USF Reform Takes a Big Step Forward

Yesterday the FCC vote unanimously to approve its proposal to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF). While not making the national news this is a big deal. The proposal changes the way we will fund broadband expansion into rural or...

The End of Ubiquity

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) services nearly 97% of Americans. This means that almost every home, business and dwelling in the US has the opportunity to purchase a landline connection. If the PSTN is to be replaced by IP...
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