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One Way to Privately Differentiate

The FCC recently ruled that phone companies CAN block robocalls - all types - if a customer requests it. Did you know that there was an FTC Robocall Challenge in 2013. (Thanks to M. Leblanc for filling me in.)...

One Way to Privately Differentiate

The FCC recently ruled that phone companies CAN block robocalls - all types - if a customer requests it. Did you know that there was an FTC Robocall Challenge in 2013. (Thanks to M. Leblanc for filling me in.)...

A Skewed Look at the FCC from the Inside

Harold Furchtgott-Roth writes occasionally for Forbes. "From 1997 through 2001, Mr. Furchtgott- Roth served as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. Before his appointment to the FCC, he was chief economist for the House Committee on Commerce and...

A Skewed Look at the FCC from the Inside

Harold Furchtgott-Roth writes occasionally for Forbes. "From 1997 through 2001, Mr. Furchtgott- Roth served as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. Before his appointment to the FCC, he was chief economist for the House Committee on Commerce and...

The FCC Open Internet Order is Out!

The FCC's Open Internet order has been published. Before reading it, people were critiquing it. Now let's see how many can read it - all 400 pages! There are quite a few exceptions in network management for stuff like...

The FCC Open Internet Order is Out!

The FCC's Open Internet order has been published. Before reading it, people were critiquing it. Now let's see how many can read it - all 400 pages! There are quite a few exceptions in network management for stuff like...

Opinions on the FCC Net Neutrality Ruling

Lots of opinions out there on the FCC Net Neutrality ruling, including this collection from Channel Vision. Backing up, the FCC wrote a blog explaining their process from comments to rule-making. You can read it here. they had 4...

Opinions on the FCC Net Neutrality Ruling

Lots of opinions out there on the FCC Net Neutrality ruling, including this collection from Channel Vision. Backing up, the FCC wrote a blog explaining their process from comments to rule-making. You can read it here. they had 4...

After 4 Million Comments, Open Internet Order Passes

There were 4 million public comments on the Open Internet / Net Neutrality docket (#14-28) at the FCC. Sure, most probably just said I hate Comcast/VZ/Frontier/AT&T/TWC/Cablevision but still, that is a showcase of taxpayers getting involved in an issue....

After 4 Million Comments, Open Internet Order Passes

There were 4 million public comments on the Open Internet / Net Neutrality docket (#14-28) at the FCC. Sure, most probably just said I hate Comcast/VZ/Frontier/AT&T/TWC/Cablevision but still, that is a showcase of taxpayers getting involved in an issue....

At the FCC

While a lot is happening at the FCC, I haven't written much about it. My focus has been elsewhere - and most readers couldn't care less about regulatory. That said the USF Reform is still going on, including E-Rate...

At the FCC

While a lot is happening at the FCC, I haven't written much about it. My focus has been elsewhere - and most readers couldn't care less about regulatory. That said the USF Reform is still going on, including E-Rate...

The RBOCs: Copper, Spectrum, Regulation and Sales

We have just 2 RBOCs - regional Bell companies left - AT&T and Verizon. You might consider CenturyLink an RBOC (because of US West), but since they don't have the same business model as the other 2, I just...

The RBOCs: Copper, Spectrum, Regulation and Sales

We have just 2 RBOCs - regional Bell companies left - AT&T and Verizon. You might consider CenturyLink an RBOC (because of US West), but since they don't have the same business model as the other 2, I just...

The New Broadband Definition

We know that Obama and the Comcast CEO are golfing buddies, but I didn't see it coming that in one fell swoop cable would become the sole broadband provider for America. The FCC adopted a new definition of broadband...

Is This the Year?

I like Salvador Dali. His work really helps me think and be creative. He has a piece called Tauromachia I - The Torero, the Kill (third and final round of the bullfight), 1968. It made me think about all...

The FCC's 10MB Problem

The FCC in December raised the broadband speed target to 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. That re-definition of broadband will redraw the broadband map in the US. (It will knock out some ISPs that offer ADSL (version...

The Year That Was a Mess

We have a huge Net Neutrality debate, Open Internet fights (especially between Netflix and ISPs) and peering duels (between ISPs and backbones, notice the pattern?). Why? Lack of broadband competition. Big mergers still in play: AT&T buying DirecTV to...

The Year That Was a Mess

We have a huge Net Neutrality debate, Open Internet fights (especially between Netflix and ISPs) and peering duels (between ISPs and backbones, notice the pattern?). Why? Lack of broadband competition. Big mergers still in play: AT&T buying DirecTV to...

2 Items About Open Internet

Like Global Warming is a lousy label for Climate Change, Net Neutrality is a lousy label for Open Internet. But then Open Internet is not so great either. However, the reality remains that the general public -- and denizens...

Batteries Not Included

One of the hurdles for the TDM-to-IP Transition is the power outage. With POTS lines, the dial-tone is powered from the central office, so even with a blackout for a while the consumers can still dial 911. With VoIP,...

VoIP Velocity, But Tie Your Shoelaces First

The numbers that ANPI collected from Gartner about VoIP and UC point to market velocity for VoIP. By the end of 2015, "60% of all North American enterprises will move at least 30% of their voice communication to the...

Tidbits of Telecom and Other News

Makes you think, right? It also makes me think that regulations hold back some innovation. AirBnB, Uber and Tesla Motors challenge long-standing regulations. But really what holds it all back is the power (industry) behind said regulations - like...

FCC Chair Wheeler Missed a Point

At Comptel, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was the keynote speaker. Competition is the FCC model, he stated. Really? Since when? Do you think we have adequate competition in anything but cellular? Wheeler says that for the FCC "the best...

What Did I Miss Part 34

Merger Details Emerge In the mix of the Comcast-TWC merger will emerge a new MSO created by divestitures and swaps called GreatLand Connections, previously called SpinCo. Charter will own one-third and operate it, says Telecompetitor. The FCC has received...
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