Monthly Archives: December 2011

LightSquared to FCC: it’s our spectrum, interference is GPS industry’s problem

Embattled wholesale satellite broadband contender LightSquared has taken off the gloves. The company has asked the Federal Communications Commission for a “declaratory ruling” confirming its right to use spectrum licensed to the company by the FCC. Not only that, but … Continue reading

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Professor Schulzrinne as Chief Technology Officer

Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today the appointment of Henning Schulzrinne as Chief Technology Officer. FCC Chairman Genachowski said, “I’m delighted that Henning will be joining us. The communications technology revolution is key to our economy and broad opportunity. With the … Continue reading

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Eddie Lazarus announced his resignation

Chief of staff of the Federal Communications Commission Eddie Lazarus announced his resignation on Tuesday after fighting brutal battles over Internet access rules and the reviews of two massive mergers. The former head of the Los Angeles office for the … Continue reading

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Spectrum Auction Bill Advances In House

A Republican-backed payroll tax and jobs bill with TV spectrum auction language attached won House passage last night. But many hurdles still stand in the way of it becoming law. President Obama has said he would veto the legislation as … Continue reading

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Loud Commercials Addressed by the FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today took a major step toward eliminating one of the most persistent problems of the television age – loud commercials.  The Commission adopted a Report and Order that implements the 2010 Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (the … Continue reading

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FCC commissioner fears international Internet takeover

There is an effort within the United Nations – led by Russia, China and a coalition of developing nations with authoritarian regimes — to control the Internet, and 2012 may be a crucial year for opposition to such a shift, … Continue reading

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Verizon-Cable Spectrum: Is FCC Open to Frenemy Competition?

The out-of-the-box-thinking behind the proposed $3.6b sale of cable (Comcast, Time Warner Cable, & Bright House) spectrum to Verizon ultimately may flush out the real FCC. Is the FCC open to the free spread of normal Internet-driven frenemy competition? Or … Continue reading

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FCC’s Internet rules clear a review hurdle

  Controversial new Internet rules adopted late last year by the Federal Communications Commission will soon be published officially, a step expected to trigger legal challenges. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget signed off on the rules on … Continue reading

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