BROADBAND STIMULUS

 

"ACA: New Stimulus Rules Are Not Fair
and Balanced - Small and mid-sized cable
operators unhappy with new guidelines"

 

Broadcasting & Cable

 

Bresnan proposal for Montana denied

 

Billings Gazette

 

“Qwest ready to seek broadband stimulus
dollars”

 

Denver Business Journal

 

“Broadband stimulus an Enabler, not a
Panacea”

 

FierceWireless

 

NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN

 

Cisco’s suggestions to the FCC on smart
grids

 

Earth2Tech

 

BROADBAND

 

Internet2, National LambdaRail, The
Quilt, et al. propose Unified Community,
Anchor Network (UCAN)

 

Connected Planet

 

“New regulatory battle brewing over
ISP classification”

 

Ars Technica 

 

Hahn, Litan & Singer:  "Addressing
the Next Wave of Internet Regulation:
The Case for Equal Opportunity”:
"Our proposal would require a com-
plaining content provider to prove
(1) the BSP has discriminated in favor
of some affiliated content provider
that is “similarly situated” to the inde-
pendent content provider, (2) such
disparate treatment is based on affil-
iation and not on some other consid-
eration, (3) the independent content
provider has been unreasonably res-
trained in its ability compete, and (4)
the harm it suffers as a result of the
discrimination would likely redound
to the harm of broadband users."

 

(Few, if any, small providers today
can bear the prohibitive costs of
litigating antitrust claims.  Very few
even file such claims, however clear
the violations may be, because they
know they’ll be tied up in years of
litigation – assuming they can sur-
vive that long -- while the violators
continue to engage in the unlawful
practices at issue.  These proposals
would be just as onerous and thus
just as ineffective in protecting the
providers for whose benefit they
are supposedly intended.  –JB
)

 

Georgetown Ctr for Bus. and Publ. Policy

 

AT&T outlines FCC's statutory auth-
ority to fund universal broadband initi-
atives

 

AT&T

 

“Three Minority Business Groups
Criticize Net Neutrality Rules”

 

BroadbandBreakfast

 

“Fairpoint, Unions reach tentative
agreement”

 

Wireless Week

 

John Birch Society: “Government Stifles
Technological Progress”

 

JBS.org

 

WIRELESS

 

Matt Larson’s 8-part series: “The Story
of Medicine Bow: A Parable of Rural
Broadband”

 

WirelessCowboys

 

"Clearwire shifting toward wholesale" . . .

 

Broadband Reports

 

. . . "Clearwire changing business plan"

 

WirelessWeek

 

"Femtocells wilt under attack"

 

The Register

 

VIDEO

 

Marco Island Cable

 

Mark Cooper:  Comcast-NBC is a hor-
izontal merger

 

Washington Post

 

Set-top box proceeding:  Let market
work things out

 

Light Reading

 

OTHER NEWS

 

Pan-Euro telecom regulator - BEREC
- begins work

 

ZDNet-UK

 

Brokerage industry tackles social net-
work app. rules . . .

 

Ars Technica

 

. . . "Firms worry about social networks,
but don't block access"

 

Ars Technica

 

"Shovel-ready" wins word of the year

 

9News

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