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Will the NSA Hurt US Cloud Revenue?

The whistleblower / traitor was revealed in the NSA scandal: Edward Snowden. I have been reading a lot about this whole situation. Apparently, this story was broken last year, but no one paid attention. "William Binney, a 32-year veteran of...

The NSA Spying Scandal isn't New

Remember back in 2003 when a whistleblower from AT&T pointed out Room 641A that the NSA used to spy on all AT&T long distance calls and Internet traffic? Verizon and Qwest denied they did, too. Put on your foil hat...

The New FCC Chairman Might be Biased

In 2009, when Robert McDowell was nominated to be an FCC Chairman, the competitive telecom world cheered, because McDowell used to work at COMPTEL. They thought that Bush had given them a little help in the FCC. Oh, how very...

Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry & Monopoly Power

Susan Crawford is a telecom lawyer, professor and activist (among other things). Her book about the last ten years of the telecom industry is out by Yale Press, titled "Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New...

RBOCs Declare War on CLECs

This is a letter from telecom lawyer Kris Twomey to the members of FISPA, an association for ISP's and CLEC's. I know that Politics and Regulatory talk puts you to sleep or bores you or you don't have time for...

The $14 Billion Dollar Announcement

While I don't agree with everything that Bruce writes here about AT&T's $14 Billion network spend in the next 3 years, there were a few take aways.The big one is that the ILEC's have been getting rate hikes for years...

What You Can Learn From Romney's Campaign

This isn't a political rant. I have been reading many of the summaries of why Romney lost his presidential bid. Channelnomics and ARS examined the IT spending of both campaigns and found that Romney bought from Best Buy's mindShift (an...

Some Stuff Happened While I Was on Daycation

I was taking today and tomorrow off to visit with some pals but the news won't quit.In the I-can't-stand-it zone, the University of Florida decides that TD's are more important than IT and cuts the Computer Science Department. Just when...

Privacy versus Security

“Concerned about privacy? Maybe you should be concerned about the economy instead. That was the subtext of a keynote speech by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, at a technology conference in the heart of Europe.” [Benton] Not to get...

Why I Was Going to Run for Congress

This is kind of a political rant, so fair warning and I apologize if I offend you in advance. Voter Suppression, media green zones like in Baghdad (and here), indefinite detention of Americans by military, the revolving door between lobbyists and government, SOPA, Congressional insider trading, shorting...

Unemployment and the Digital Divide

In this article in TechCrunch, you will read an interesting look at how Silicon Valley and the march of technology are causing a Digital Divide.Every online sale takes away from brick-and-mortar business just as Wal-mart has run over mom-and-pop stores,...

Craig's Lifetime of Customer Service

Craig Newmark of craigslist spoke at the CoolTech event in Tampa last Friday. It was a good speech from a nerd with a dry sense of geeky humor. (Not everyone got it.) He was doing his best to “simulate social...

Jobs

I was lured in to watch some of the GOP Presidential candidates debate on CNN last night. (I'll keep any comments about how the Baker Act comes to mind while watching some of them.) Then I switched over to watch...

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....

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...

Not a Political Piece

This isn't meant to be political but more like here are some thoughts for digestion. This first is from FCC Commish Copps (thanks to Benton Foundation): "I think most of you understand how important the Internet and access to high-speed...

Never Vote Incumbent

As long as I am ranting, I figured I would hit on Incumbents. I don't mean the ILEC's, although most of them don't care a wit about their customers. I'm talking about career politicians. We breed them in the US...

Congressional Rural Broadband

For years no one in Congress cared about the Internet or Broadband. (In fact, it looked like they didn't care about anything but re-election).But the ILEC's have them caring. Yep. Lobbying dollars into the accounts of about 40 congress critters...

What is the FCC Trying to Say?

The Buzz this week is the FCC's "Third Option" for some form of regulation of the Internet.This is FCC Commissioner Michael Copps' statement about the Third Option."Frankly, I would have preferred plain and simple Title II reclassification through a declaratory...

A Message from the Fellows

I attended the University of Tampa Fellows Forum this morning. Verizon was the presenting sponsor so I got to listen to Michelle Robinson, President, Southeast Region, Verizon, gush about how wonderful VZ is. Point of order, Michhelle. You said that...

Is it the Regulatory Environment?

In a twitter exchange with Erik Cecil, former regulatory counsel at Level3, we were dialoging about the Fairpoint bankruptcy. (FairPoint aims to cut debt by two-thirds).My reply stated, "Just 2 years after the deal w/VZ to create an unstable Fairpoint...

Stalled Stimulus of Broadband

It was July of 2009 when the applications for BTOP and BIB awards were due. It's January 2010 and shovel ready awards have been granted mainly for middle mile projects. Where are the rest of the awards?We can look at the...

FCC Broadband Policy Beginnings

As the FCC, USDA, and NTIA get set to disburse $7.2 billion in moneys to telecommunications companies for broadband deployment, penetration, and mapping along with E-Rate type services and tele-medicine, the FCC has to actually come up with a National...
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