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The Telecom Digest for Mar 6, 2015
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|Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:24:59 +0000 (UTC) From: colin <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Mobile Network Operators Under Pressure Message-ID: <email@example.com> ... The premium product of mobile voice is now just another undistinguished digital data stream, and the margins for mobile network operators are under constant erosive pressure... http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-03/mobile.html -- colin|
|Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:57:14 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: New FCC rules are not a federal takeover Message-ID: <email@example.com> New FCC rules are not a federal takeover The Federal Communications Commission's controversial "net neutrality" rules, approved 3-2 last week, were met with predictable howls of outrage. Verizon, claiming the FCC was imposing "1930s rules on the Internet," went so far as to issue a typewritten news release dated Feb. 26, 1934. Cute, but hardly convincing. The net neutrality rules are many things. What they are not is a federal takeover, or government censorship or, as some critics put it, Obamacare for the Internet. http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/03/03/new-fcc-rules-federal-takeover/24285745/ -or- http://goo.gl/MGjV7Q -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:50:09 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: How Comcast, Verizon, and the Rest of Big Telecom Blew the Net-Neutrality Battle Message-ID: <email@example.com> by Rob Pegoraro Last Thursday's vote by the Federal Communications Commission to enact sweeping net neutrality regulations represented almost a 180-degree turnaround from a year ago. Back then, a federal court struck down a timid set of net neutrality rules, and the FCC responded by preparing still weaker regulations. What happened between then and now? Much of the credit for this reversal goes to millions of Americans who got mad and let Washington know about it. The White House took note - in November, President Obama asked the FCC to return to treating Internet providers as "common carrier" utilities - and in January, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler surprised many by saying the commission would do just that. https://www.yahoo.com/tech/how-comcast-verizon-and-the-rest-of-big-telecom-112519949724.html -or- http://goo.gl/FtiAf7 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:01:33 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Comcast and AT&T might not sue FCC after all Message-ID: <email@example.com> Why Comcast, AT&T and other Internet providers might not sue the FCC after all by Brian Fung Internet providers are widely expected to sue the Federal Communications Commission to overturn the agency's new net neutrality rules. Who will fire the opening salvo, and when, is becoming the subject of a new Washington parlor game - at least until the rules are actually published. But will the country's biggest broadband companies be part of the mix? That's the question facing companies such as Comcast and AT&T even as they're hoping those same federal regulators approve a set of multibillion-dollar mega-mergers. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/03/03/why-comcast-att-and-other-internet-providers-might-not-sue-the-fcc-after-all/ -or- http://goo.gl/S7jyfk -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
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