Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • FCC Veterans Nominated by Obama to Commission
    Pending confirmation, Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Varadaraj Pai would replace veteran FCC Commissioner Michael C. Copps and fill the post previously held by Meredith Attwell Baker, who left earlier this year to work for Comcast. ...More
    November 1, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • USF Reform Takes a Big Step Forward
    The proposal includes the creation of a new fund, the Connect America Fund, that will have an annual budget capped at $4.5 billion to support “wired" broadband expansion. ...More
    October 28, 2011 By David Byrd Posted in Blog
  • FCC Creates $4.5B Broadband Fund in Major Telecom Overhaul
    Moneybags, cash
    The FCC has voted to modernize the multibillion-dollar fund that subsidizes telecommunications services and reform the convoluted and inequitable system by which telephone companies pay one another to connect calls. ...More
    October 27, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • MetroPCS To Save AT&T/T-Mobile Merger?
    MetroPCS buying some assets could assuage concerns at the U.S. Department of Justice that the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile will significantly harm competition in the wireless market. ...More
    October 21, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • FCC, U.S. Wireless Industry Come to Terms on Bill Shock
    Supported by wireless providers representing about 97 percent of U.S. wireless customers, the voluntary commitments were made after the FCC proposed rules last year to address the pervasive problem of bill shock. ...More
    October 17, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • PAETEC-Windstream Deal: No Opposition?
    No interested parties have filed any comments on the merger with the FCC, at least not yet. ...More
    September 26, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • Clearwire In Talks to Sell 4G Capacity
    Communications towers
    Wholesale providers like Clearwire could help wireless providers acquire capacity without having to rely so heavily on future spectrum auctions held by the government. ...More
    September 23, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • The End of Ubiquity
    Nearly 10 percent of Americans have no access to broadband services and another 20 percent have access that is too low/slow to support advanced Internet services such as video or streaming data such as required for Pandora. ...More
    September 21, 2011 By David Byrd Posted in Blog
  • Reach Out and Ping Someone
    Clearly, AT&T and the other ILECs have to alter their business strategy. However, the direction is not clear. VoIP and mobility may be the method of choice today but neither is the perfect answer. ...More
    September 19, 2011 By David Byrd Posted in Blog, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Sprint Joins DOJ in Attempt to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
    Business Deal Blocked, Termination
    The DOJ and Sprint claim the merger violates Section 7 of the Clayton Antitrust Act. ...More
    September 6, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News