Tag Archives: wireless

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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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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.@FCC should mind its role in the movement of #capital

Last week at the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council conference on access to capital, I posed a question about whether a definitive declaration of effective competition would help move more capital into the wireless market. I really didn’t expect a … Continue reading

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#SCOTUS should ask first if agency action impedes capital flow.

I’m reading the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Arlington v. FCC where the court addressed whether the Federal Communications Commission went outside its statutory authority by issuing rules that specify the amount of time local and state jurisdictions have to … Continue reading

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@FCC. Why the delay in the #IPtransition trials?

Late last week. the Federal Communications Commission issued a public notice seeking comments on proposed trials for evaluating the transition from legacy wireline networks to wireless; from copper networks to fiber networks; and from time-division multiplexing to Internet protocol. According … Continue reading

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Another reason why the #FCC’s #wireless #competition report is disappointing

I’m combing through the Federal Communications Commission’s 16th report on the state of competition in the wireless carrier industry and asking myself, why does the FCC always try to do exactly what it’s daddy tells them to do? Yes, I … Continue reading

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Eshoo wants more clarity from wireless carriers

According to The Hill.com, Representative Anna Eshoo, Democrat of California, wants cell phone companies to provide consumers with more clarity regarding terms, conditions, and pricing in their cell phone agreements.  It looks like Congresswoman Eshoo and her compatriots in the … Continue reading

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