Tag Archive: FCC

Dec
22
2011

A New Service Provider Dynamic in the Making?

AT&T’s plan to acquire T-Mobile USA in what would’ve been the largest deal of the year has dominated discussions in the telecom space for much of 2011. Then, the news came earlier this week: It’s over. The proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA by AT&T hit the wall after the companies agreed to drop …

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Dec
16
2011

Auctions in the House

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski this week talked in glowing terms about the House passing legislation that could move the FCC closer to pulling the trigger on a voluntary incentive auction – something the agency has been keen to do, as outlined in the National Broadband Plan. But while such auctions could make more …

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Dec
09
2011

Raising the Bar on Broadband

The push to get broadband – and broadband that’s higher speed and that performs consistently as advertised – continues to grow stronger. In just the past couple of weeks we’ve seen the FCC order for the Connect America Fund go into the Federal Register, which means it goes into effect shortly, and we’ve noted the …

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Nov
04
2011

FCC Moves on USF, ICC Reform

After years of discussion and debate, the Federal Communications Commission has finally made its move to address Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation. The FCC in mid October voted unanimously to retool these systems, which it noted “have been widely viewed as broken, and long overdue for reform.” Of course, a big part of the …

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Oct
14
2011

CAF, CTIA, FCC, ICC & USF

A lot has happened since my last blog. Steve Jobs passed away. Another CTIA show came and went. And Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski provided an update on the status of Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation reform. In a speech the day after Jobs’ passing, Genachowski noted the considerable contributions of the Apple …

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