I gotta give Verizon credit: it posted its slagging reaction to the FCC’s decision to impose common carrier rules on Internet service and infrastructure in Morse code. Sorta. I also gotta make the geek points that 1. the proper code of the "era of the steam locomotive and the telegraph" is American Morse, not the International Morse that Verizon uses, and 2. regardless of flavor, Morse code is a means of audi
Google Fiber's Utah expansion appears limited to Salt Lake City and, maybe, some surrounding areas. In its announcement and press event on Wednesday, the Google team talked about "metro area—Salt Lake City", but the emphasis was on the city proper.
There's also no prospect, at this point, for Google to step in and rescue the Utopia municipal fiber system, as <a href="http://www.tellusventure.com/blog/provo-proves-comcast
California is the only western state that hasn't approved the Comcast-Time Warner-Charter menage and it's lagging behind most of the rest of the U.S. too, according to a filing made by Comcast back in January and posted yesterday by the California Public Utilities Commission. The filing also gives a glimpse into how the CPUC's ex parte process actually works, as opposed to how Comcast proposed to make use of it.
At a series of meetings over two days with advisors to three CPUC
It's not official yet, but you can safely bet that the California Public Utilities Commission won't be voting this Thursday on whether or not to approve the proposed Comcast-Time Warner-Charter mega merger and market swap. The CPUC posted an announcement yesterday that another "all parties" meeting will be held in Los Angeles in April to try to thrash out the three-cornered fight over the deal.
Comcast and its presumed partners want the transactions to be rubber-stamped with no conditions, consumer advocacy group
How justice is done.
Two court challenges were filed today with the intent of overturning the FCC's decision to regulate Internet service and infrastructure using common carrier rules. One was filed in Washington, DC by an industry lobbying group – the US Telecom Association – and the other by a Texan wireless ISP – Alamo Broadband – in New Orleans, both with the respective federal appeals courts there.
US Telecom does not like anything about the rules...
Washington-based lobbying groups are making the first rumblings of legal challenges to the FCC's decision to bring common carrier regulation to Internet service and infrastructure. Reuters is reporting that telecoms companies plan to let their trade associations take the lead on legal challenges.
We might see the first filings this week. The first step is for the FCC to publish the text of the ruling in the Federal Register, which might happen in the next few days. Harold Feld at Public Knowledge has an excellent blog post on <a hr
Comcast continues to loudly claim that its proposed merger with Time-Warner Cable and market swap with Charter Communications would not be anti-competitive because it doesn't compete with either company. Cable operators are geographically separated and overbuilding each other is not economically feasible, Comcast says, so mixing and merging would have no effect on competition.
That's false, <a href="http://www.tellusventure.com/dow
Don't even think about going there.
Responding to fears that the CPUC would grant Comcast its wish and cut a deal in private to approve its proposed mega merger and market swap with Time-Warner and Charter, several commissioners publicly said no way at their meeting in San Francisco last week.
Carla Peterman is the commissioner assigned to manage the merger review process. She said she's following the commission's ex parte rules which strictly limit one-on-one discussions...
The ref seems okay with it.
Comcast correctly anticipated the details of the FCC's Internet common carrier ruling when it objected to conditions that a California Public Utilities Commission administrative law judge wants to slap on its mega merger and market swap with Time-Warner and Charter. In its <a href="http://www.tellusventure.com/blog/lets-settle-this-behind-closed-doors-comcast-tells-cpuc/