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Viodi View

TIS20 – Infrastructure and Customer Relationships Are the Keys

Infrastructure and customer relationships are the keys to maintaining the competitive advantage that NCTC and ACA members have, is one of NCTC CFO Lisa Hood’s takeaway’s from Spencer Kern’s presentation on the opening day of the 2020 Independent Show. Hood’s comments encapsulate the fast-paced presentations and commentary from operator executives, telecommunication law experts, and a […]

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Broadband Regulatory

Rural America Needs Advanced Services & Competition – Part 2

[Editor’s note: Mr. South’s first article provided a brief history of AT&T as as a regulated monopoly and the forces that drove to the 1984 break-up of “Ma Bell”. Part 2 examines the aftermath of the break-up, particularly its impact on telecommunication services to rural areas.] Click here to read Rural America Needs Advanced Services & Competition […]

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Alan Weissberger Wireless

GAO Report: Four Telcos Control U.S. Wireless Industry- Enhanced FCC Data Collection Recommended

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that consolidation amongst wireless carriers over the past decade has resulted in just four telcos owning 90 percent of the U.S. wireless market.  The big two, are, of course, AT&T and Verizon Wireless (VZW) – the behemoths that produce the popular "dueling commercials" that try to trump one […]