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Broadband Regulatory

Bridging the Access and Adoption Gaps

Access to and adoption of broadband isn’t an academic issue for Patty Boyers, Chair of ACA Connects. As president and co-founder of Boycom, a Missouri-based Internet Service Provider, broadband, as Boyers says, is personal for her. Given that she is on the front lines trying to connect people to the greater world through broadband, her […]

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Broadband Regulatory

Hard Questions for ISPs

It isn’t often that a former boss and mentor’s son makes the news.  My first professional awareness of André Vrignaud was last September when I read an announcement that he had moved from one Seattle internet giant to another Seattle internet giant.  So, it was a bit surprising to see him making headlines for a […]

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Regulatory

New Pole Attachment Rules Deserve a Look

[Editor’s Note: Robert Primosch is a Partner with the Washington, D.C.-based, communications law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP] OK, I’ll admit it – the title doesn’t scream “beach reading.”  That being said . . . 1.         So what’s happening? The FCC recently lowered the rates providers of telecommunications services pay to utilities for pole attachments.  It […]

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Viodi View

Viodi View – 05/11/2011

With so much good information at conferences, the challenge is to retain a few pearls of wisdom. Last week’s Digital Hollywood Conference was that way, as there was too much great content to absorb. There isn’t enough time now to synthesize all of this great material into articles, so here are some interesting sound bites […]

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Regulatory

The National Broadband Plan Was Top of Mind

It is only two years ago that the talk of the MTA’s Annual Convention was the stimulus and last year the buzz was about the broadband plan that was one of the outcomes of the stimulus legislation. This year, talk kept coming back to implementation of the broadband plan. Bill Hegmann, Chairman of NECA, provided an […]