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FCC Gets to Work on Cramming (and more)

The FCC is working on the ATT-T-Mobile merger. The FCC is still monitoring Broadband and the Media. Looming over the Agency is the issue of Inter-Carrier Compensation, which Google weighed in on today by saying that the Tail is Wagging...

VZW and the Open Spectrum

In the 700 MHz FCC spectrum auction 73, Google 's involvement insured that the spectrum would be Open Access. ATT ducked out of that auction to buy 700 MHz spectrum from Aloha Networks instead. VZW won $9B worth of Googlized spectrum....

All Those in Favor

The Benton Foundation notes that there are over 10,000 comments to the FCC about the ATT/T-Mobile merger. Unions and relatives are competing against consumer groups for the robo-comments.Meanwhile, MetroPCS officially opposed it, but wants to buy all the assets that...

The FCC is Reforming

The FCC is working on reforms.Reply comments are due on Comprehensive USF and Inter-Carrier Compensation reform NPRM (notice of proposed rulemaking).AT&T and T-Mobile Applications Have Been Filed (here) and the FCC Opens Docket for Proposed Transfer of Control of T-Mobile...

A Message for Dan Hesse

The merger of AT&T and T-Mobile will likely have extreme anti-competitive effects on the mobile industry. Certainly, the DOJ and the two F-Agencies (FTC and FCC) need to take note that mobile is churning the service economy of America right...

Satellite Wants FCC Funds

Image via Wikipedia Of course. Why shouldn't another bunch of billion dollar companies ask the federal government for money. From the Benton Foundation: "A group of satellite broadband providers -- Dish Network, EchoStar Technologies, ViaSat/Wildblue Communications and Hughes Network...

Rulings on VoIP All Over the Place

So we have a ruling against MagicJack and Ymax that AT&T won that supposedly will just require some tariff changes for MagicJack to be back in the game - collecting its $5M.  There was also a VoIP traffic ruling against...

A Little Anti-Trust Rant

A CLEC filed suit against VZ for anti-trust this week. For those of you unfamiliar with operating a CLEC, ISP or OTT VoIP company, let me explain what I have seen over 11 years of servicing this industry.Ma Bell has...

More Spectrum, More Spectrum

At CTIA today for the CEO Panel, AllThingsD quipped, "A lot of carbon dioxide being expended at CTIA talking about how spectrum is the industry’s oxygen." Just so you know, they HAVE spectrum. They horde spectrum. What they don't do...

Overheard in Vegas

Telesphere hired Andy Abramson's PR firm, Communicano. AireSpring rolled out Meshed MPLS. What's that? It's how you connect the MPLS networks of four carriers to be able to cost effectively deliver MPLS service to anywhere in the US. TCA now...

Free Conference Services Blocked

Over on a Voice Ops listserv, some ITSP's are discussing blocking access to free conference calling services. One, I'm not certain that is legal. I think a complaint to the FCC could make an ITSP's day go south. Two, bad...

2 Questions for Kevin Martin

Image via Wikipedia As you may know, one of my two favorite FCC Chairmen, K-Mart will be speaking at ITEXPO. I'm not certain I'll get to ask these questions to him, since that restraining order may still be in...

Bits and Pieces

The TCA has over 370 agent members now. Certification is underway. Are you becoming a Certified Telecom Professional?  STS Telecom and Saturn Telecommunications became part of Deltacom today, which is now EarthLink Business, according to an FCC filing. STS in its...

Not So Shocking News

The FCC approved the merger of Comcast and NBCU (announcement pdf here) “with conditions and enforceable commitments”, whatever that means, since its enforcement history has been simply laughable in fostering any competition at all.“As part of the merger, Comcast-NBCU will...

Not So Shocking News

The FCC approved the merger of Comcast and NBCU (announcement pdf here) “with conditions and enforceable commitments”, whatever that means, since its enforcement history has been simply laughable in fostering any competition at all.“As part of the merger, Comcast-NBCU will...

Merger Conditions for Comcast

TMC has the Comcast-NBC merger fully covered - here, here, here, here and the story of Congresswoman Waters.  Waters wants a written plan for diversity included in the merger paperwork. Without teeth, Comcast could write anything down. Where's the enforcement coming...

Comcast-NBC Merger is Failure Two

This will be a far reaching rant but I think that it's time the FCC (and other F-Agencies) close their doors. Really. We have a huge deficit and really you just aren't honoring your duties or worth the expense any...

FCC Net Neutrality

Copps and McDowell are on opposing sides of the Net Neutrality rules, which have still not been released to the public (and probably won’t be until next week).McDowell thinks that there is competition. This from the former lawyer at COMPTEL....

Let's Clear Up AT&T 4G

So AT&T bought more 700 MHz spectrum; this time from Qualcomm for almost $2B. This was Qualcomm's spectrum from its FloTV project that used analog TV spectrum. In 2007, AT&T skipped the FCC spectrum auction to pay $2.5B for...

FCC Net Neutrality Proposal

Image via Wikipedia FCC Commission Members Differ over Network Openness Proposals. Duh! They always do. The commissioners have historically voted along party lines. Net Neutrality is about saving our economy. It’s about the Internet - wired, wireless, cellular. The Internet needs to...

FCC Net Neutrality Proposal

Image via Wikipedia FCC Commission Members Differ over Network Openness Proposals. Duh! They always do. The commissioners have historically voted along party lines. Net Neutrality is about saving our economy. It’s about the Internet - wired, wireless, cellular. The Internet needs to...

Broadband Numbers Fall

Broadband deployment numbers will fall. Why? The FCC has re-defined broadband as 4MB x 1MB and most DSL and 2.5G/3G do not provide that kind of real bandwidth. In the FCC report titled “Internet Access Services: Status as of December...

FCC and Net Neutrality

There’s been some buzz this week about the FCC’s Internet Policy. We have a couple of problems in America right now: not enough broadband competition and not enough broadband. Without competition, the monopoly ISP doesn’t have to build out (see...

FCC and Net Neutrality

There’s been some buzz this week about the FCC’s Internet Policy. We have a couple of problems in America right now: not enough broadband competition and not enough broadband. Without competition, the monopoly ISP doesn’t have to build out (see...

Just Another Party Pooper

Image by Getty Images via @daylife When Robert McDowell left COMPTEL for a job as FCC Commissioner, many thought that competition would have a friend at the agency. Once again the DC political machine is at work. It was...
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