Oh no, not again! Anti-municipal broadband bill in North Carolina

Stop The Cap has informed us that “North Carolina’s incumbent cable and phone companies are once again trying to ram through an anti-municipal broadband bill, and their timing is designed to rush it through committee before a groundswell of consumer opposition has a chance to build. Time is short — the bill will be taken […]

NTIA gets 867 applications requesting $11 billion in broadband grants

The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today that it received 867 applications requesting $11 billion in funding for proposed broadband projects in Round 2. Unfortunately, the agency has only $2.6 billion to allocate for the second round. Applications came in from a diverse range of parties including state, local, and tribal governments; […]

Court says FCC cannot stop Comcast from blocking Bittorrent

A federal appellate court in the DC Circuit has ruled that the FCC does not have the authority under the Communications Act of 1934 to stop Comcast from blocking the use of peer-to-peer applications by customers on its network. To view the court’s opinion in PDF format, please go to FCC v. Comcast. S. Derek […]

LTE: not ready for prime time in the US

LAS VEGAS, NEV. — CTIA — Even though its proponents are confident that Long Term Evolution (LTE) services will appear in the U.S. before the end of the year, a quick look around the show floor here at CTIA saw a technology that is still far from being ready for prime-time commercial use. Tony Melone […]

AT&T: We want more spectrum!

LAS VEGAS, NEV. — CTIA — In two completely news-free keynote presentations here at CTIA Tuesday morning, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega and CEO Randall Stephenson both made a call for additional wireless spectrum — so that future mobile networks in the U.S. don’t run out of breathing room before they even get […]