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Viodi View – 04/13/23

Navigating CES, which stretches through multiple Las Vegas convention halls and venues, is challenging. That journey is exponentially more difficult when one is in a wheelchair. Skip to the end of this issue to hear from Cruise’s Michele Lee and Google’s Sasha Blair-Goldensohn as they provide a first-hand look at the challenges and some of […]

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Viodi View – 12/13/20

Telecommunications is fundamentally about connecting people. Despite the amazing things that broadband and the associated video conferencing ecosystem have done to keep us connected in 2020, it isn’t the same as face-to-face for capturing non-verbal communications. An anecdote from Brent Christensen’s eulogy about his late father, Everett, and the non-verbal communication he would use to […]

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Alan Weissberger Regulatory

FCC Chair Pai resigns; who will succeed him?

Following today’s expected [1.] resignation of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, Washington insiders believe that President-elect Joe Biden will probably pick Democrat commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel [2.] to head the FCC. Rosenworcel has won confirmation twice, which will be helpful if Republicans retain control of the Senate. Note 1.  FCC Chairmen typically exit the […]

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Regulatory

Pai Talks Net Neutrality and Digital Divide; O’Rielly Addresses Overbuilding and LFAs at ACA Summit

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and his colleague, Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, both addressed the recent 26th Annual ACA Summit in Washington, D.C. Both of their remarks celebrated the investment in, and deployment of, broadband infrastructure in rural areas by small providers. They also discussed how regulatory costs can fall upon small businesses in a […]

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ACA Regulatory

Robocalls to the Human Highlight Film

No one can seemingly escape those annoying robocalls, not even the Chair of the FCC, Ajit Pai. In the above interview, Pai indicates that robocalls are his agency’s top consumer protection priority as indicated by the record fines levied against violators (e.g. this $120M fine).