Category Archives: Internet

For minority communities,increased broadband deployment should be about production

I just finished reading through some of the testimony presented earlier today during a hearing before the U.S. Senate’s subcommittee on technology, communications, innovation, and the internet. The subcommittee’s focus this morning was on the economic value of spectrum, the … Continue reading

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Using broadband to create a data trade

Proponents of connecting more people to the internet via a high-speed connection should consider the, “and …what else?” response from consumers who have not yet taken the broadband plunge. The violation of data privacy these consumers hear about may be … Continue reading

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Communications networks as platforms for individuality. Politicians should take note

It’s interesting how disconnectedly connected society is becoming with technology. It still trips me out how two people can walk or drive together with their noses stuck in an iPhone.  It is the great thing about broadband. High-speed access to … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico, U.S.V.I. could benefit from zero rating

Two of the United States’ insular territories in the Caribbean, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, could benefit from wireless companies using zero rating policies. Think of zero rating as the “1-800 number” business model for 21st century broadband. … Continue reading

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What might Wilbur Ross mean for telecommunications?

Wilbur Ross, founder of private equity firm W.L. Ross & Co., has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump for the position of secretary of commerce. According to 40 USC Section 1512, the Department of Commerce is to “foster, promote, and … Continue reading

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Refining @FCC’s role on privacy

The Federal Communications Commission has been amplifying its preference as the protector of consumers particularly under the stewardship of current chairman Tom Wheeler. The Commission has overstepped the boundaries established for consumer protection in the Communications Act of 1934. The … Continue reading

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Some make argumement that the @FCC’s #spectrum proposed rule making doesn’t go far enough

I wouldn’t exactly say that a political battle is brewing per se around the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rule making on opening spectrum use beyond 24 gigahertz but some interested parties would like to see the Commission open up this … Continue reading

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.@FCC, #Obama Administration need a change in their political mindset on #capital

The politics of Washington is not commensurate with capital flow when it concerns broadband investment.  The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to apply Title II common carrier rules has resulted in a decrease in capital expenditures. It has been reported that … Continue reading

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Congress shouldn’t fund a .@FCC that has misplaced priorities

Free Press has been calling on its constituents to encourage the Republican-controlled Congress to vote against a House appropriations bill that would significantly reduce funding for the Federal Communications Commission.  For Fiscal Year 2016, the FCC asked Congress for $388,000,000 … Continue reading

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Investors increasingly wary of telecommunications sector

The telecommunications sector has seen a decline over the past twelve months.  According to The New York Times, the telecommunications sector has declined 6.96% in stock market value in the past year.  What has been driving the decline? Four factors … Continue reading

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