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Regulatory

The Future of Broadband Video

Mark Ellison of Patton Boggs LLP asks a very interesting question as to whether the future of broadband video is at stake in a post on the Law360 blog.  He asks this question in the context of the Comcast-NBC merger and he points out that securing content for its broadband properties is, in the opinion […]

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Regulatory The Korner

Barney, a Beneficiary of the Broadband Plan?

If my brief look at just of one section is an indicator, then politicians, pundits and consultants will be discussing the content of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan for many years. Section 15.2 (page 302), Building a Robust Digital Media Ecosystem,starts by pointing out the significant challenges and declines faced by traditional journalism outlets, such […]

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Regulatory

Round 2 Funding Explained

Bob Primosh of Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP, provides a great summary of the round 2 of the broadband stimulus: http://w2i.com/resource_center/the_w2i_report__weekly_newsletter/news/p/id_254

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Regulatory Wireless

Telecom Council panel session: Update on U.S. Broadband Policy

Abstract: In a lively Telecom Council panel session sponsored by AT&T, seven industry executives discussed the ramifications for the U.S. government’s stimulus package and federal budget proposal as related to broadband policy. The sober and candid assessments offered a realistic view at what is involved in building out broadband, particularly using wireless technology, to underserved […]

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Regulatory

And the Independent Telcos Suggest Stimulus

Further reinforcing the idea that a broadband stimulus may be happening sooner rather than later and that it will involve rural telcos, OPASTCO released a letter written to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid outlining their proposal in a white paper. This white paper, authored by the Digital Policy Institute, an […]