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  • Free Press Urges FCC to Use Spectrum Proceedings to Promote Competiton

    September 28, 2012
    WASHINGTON – On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission issued two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking that will determine the agency's path forward on promoting mobile broadband innovation and competition.
  • FCC Approves Verizon-Cable Deal; Consumers Face Dwindling Competition

    August 23, 2012
    On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 to approve Verizon’s deal to acquire spectrum from a consortium of the nation’s largest cable companies. The FCC put several conditions on its approval of the deal. The Department of Justice signed off on the deal last week.
  • FCC Special Access Order Takes Steps Toward Promoting Broadband Competition and Lowering Prices

    August 23, 2012

    WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission released an order in its longstanding special access proceeding. The term special access refers to a broad category of services and technologies used by cellphone providers, large and small businesses, and institutions like colleges and hospitals.  They depend on these services to transport data to and from the Internet and the public telephone network, and typically need to buy such high-capacity connections from companies like AT&T, Verizon or large cable companies.

  • AT&T's FaceTime Blocking Defense Doesn't Hold Up

    August 22, 2012
    On Wednesday, AT&T defended its decision to block FaceTime over mobile unless customers switch to one of its new mobile share plans. AT&T's chief defense for its blocking of the iPhone's FaceTime capabilities is that the FCC's Open Internet rules do not prohibit mobile carriers from blocking "preloaded" applications, despite the fact that the term does not appear in the FCC's rules or anywhere in the nearly 200-page Open Internet Order.
  • Verizon-Cable Deal on the Cusp of Completion

    August 16, 2012
    WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the Department of Justice announced that it would allow Verizon’s deals to buy spectrum from a consortium of the nation's largest cable companies to move forward. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski also announced he would circulate an order approving the deal to the other four commissioners for a vote. In its consent decree, the DoJ placed limits on Verizon and SpectrumCo’s deals to cross-market each other’s services.