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FTC Issues Net Neutrality Report

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday released several guiding principles for policy makers to follow when considering whether to institute net neutrality regulations. The usual suspects issued statements praising the Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy study, which recommended a hands-off approach to governing the Internet. The FTCs Internet Access Task Force said some broadband providers […]

CoreMedia Offers Conformance Test Tool

Germanys Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will use CoreMedias DRM Client Conformance Test Tool (CTT) to check its DRM agent implementation against all OMA DRM 2.0 client conformance tests. Conformance testing with CoreMedia DRM CTT is the first step to interoperability with OMA DRM 2.0 and advanced mobile TV, CoreMedia said. CoreMedia also offers […]

Round Table

… ON THE APPROVALS OF THE VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. MERGER WITH MCI INC. AND THE SBC COMMUNICATIONS INC. TAKEOVER OF AT&T CORP. THE FCC AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ADDED RIDERS TO THE DEALS, INCLUDING REQUIRING THE COMPANIES TO OFFER NAKED DSL, AND EXTEND SPECIAL ACCESS AND UNBUNDLED NETWORK ELEMENT PRICING. The conditions included in the […]

FCC Chairman to Join Aspen Institute

Outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell will join the Aspen Institute as a senior fellow for three months, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group announced Friday. Powell, who is leaving the FCC after having served on the commission since 1997, will advise the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program on leadership, communications policy and program activities and […]

IPCC Signs MOU Agreement with ETSI

The International Packet Communications Consortium (Booth 717) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the European equivalent of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The MOU creates a two-way street for service providers and vendors on both continents to begin defining interoperability standards for VoIP technology. The first […]

H20: Go-Juice for Cell Phones?

Posted: 12/2003 H20: Go-Juice for Cell Phones? Canadian scientists at the University of Alberta report the development of a method that allows cell phones to be powered by water. The report is published in the Institute of Physics Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. Driven by one of natures most used elements, the technology could provide […]

Round Table

Posted: 4/2003 …ON THE FCC’S RULING ON BROADBAND "[S]mall businesses should be disappointed by the commission’s decision to alter the deregulatory framework governing broadband services by the Bell monopolies. We believe that the provision will lead to higher DSL service prices and less broadband availability for small business customers." –Karen Kerrigan, chairman, Small Business Survival […]

Does Wall Street Want the Sun toset on Local Phone Competition?

Posted: 2/2003 special report Does Wall Street Want the Sun to set on Local Phone Competition? FINANCIAL ANALYSTS AND THE INSTITUTIONS that support them are staunchly in favor of removing the UNE-P in order to create business opportunities with the Bells and establish certainty in the marketplace, some observers say. Critics who support the UNE-P […]

Foregone Conclusions

Posted: 2/2003 Foregone Conclusions Litigation Expected Following Triennial Review By Josh Long THE FATE OF LOCAL telephone competition may be in the hands of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), but it’s unlikely the government agency will have the final word. Once the FCC issues an order governing the hotly debated unbundled network element – platform […]

Regulatory News – Advisory Group Named to Design FCC Reform Plan

Posted: 12/2000 Advisory Group Named to Design FCC Reform Plan By Kim Sunderland Washington-based think tank Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF, www.pff.org) is expected to release a report this month on how best to reform the FCC (www.fcc.gov). The PFF recruited 15 of the nation’s foremost communications experts to serve on its Communications Policy Advisory Committee. […]

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