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Net Neutrality and White Spaces Remain in the Limelight at Association Conference

November 7th, 2008 · No Comments

I appreciate all the great traffic I’ve received in recent days for my posts about the white spaces issue. This morning I posted two news articles on BroadbandCensus.com coming out of the Wireless Communications Association’s conference in San Jose. Follow the links to read the pieces.

Net Neutrality Advocates: Wireless Carriers’ Network Management Must be ‘Reasonable’
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Tags: net neutrality · white spaces

FCC Hammers Comcast For Deception and Unreasonable Internet Practices

August 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

News Analysis
By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, August 1 – The Federal Communication Commission’s enforcement action against Comcast can be seen either as a limited response to a company’s deceptive practices, or a sweeping new venture by the agency into regulating internet policy.
In ruling against Comcast on Friday, the agency ordered the company to “disclose the […]

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Tags: Uncategorized · comcast · net neutrality

AT&T Reacts to FCC Action Against Comcast

August 1st, 2008 · 3 Comments

WASHINGTON, August 1, 12:13 p.m. - AT&T has issued this statement on the FCC action:
“Regardless of how one views the merits of the complaint against Comcast, the FCC today has shown that its national internet policies work, and that they are more than sufficient for handling any net neutrality concerns that may […]

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Tags: FCC · att · comcast · net neutrality

Comcast, Free Press React to FCC Decision on Network Management

August 1st, 2008 · 3 Comments

WASHINGTON, August 1, 11:53 a.m. - Comcast has issued this statement:
“One need look no further than today’s FCC decision for proof that engineering challenges on the Internet should be solved by engineers, not government officials,” said National Cable and Telecommunications Association CEO Kyle McSlarrow. “In second-guessing reasonable network management techniques (with no notice or guidelines […]

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Tags: FCC · NCTA · comcast · net neutrality

FCC Gives Comcast to Year-End to Disclose Practices

August 1st, 2008 · 3 Comments

WASHINGTON, August 1, 11:37 a.m. - The Federal Communications Commission “announced its intention to exercise its authority to oversee federal Internet policy in adjudicating” Comcast’s network management practices, the agency said this morning.
The five commissioners are still debating the matter, but according to a release issued by the FCC, the agency will require Comcast, within […]

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Tags: FCC · comcast · net neutrality

From the FCC, We’re Live….

August 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

…but, fortunately, the Federal Communications Commission is not. The great thing about the Kevin Martin FCC is that you never have to worry about being late. For example, we’re live at the FCC for the 9:30 a.m. meeting:

The FCC, 9:49 a.m.

The FCC, 9:49 a.m.
I’ll be live-Twittering the event, so check back here on DrewClark.com (look […]

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Tags: comcast · net neutrality

Free Press, Google and Others Form Pro-Broadband Initiative

June 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

News from the Personal Democracy Forum in New York:
By Drew Bennett, Special Correspondent, BroadbandCensus.com
NEW YORK, June 24 – A group of non-profits, businesses and others organizations seeking to guide the creation of a national broadband plan on Tuesday announced the formation of a new initiative, “Internet for Everyone,” seeking the highlight the crucial importance of […]

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Tags: Free Press · Personal Democracy Forum · broadband · google · net neutrality

Bugs in Twitter

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I was writing about how Rep. Chip Pickering, R-Miss., had praised FCC Chairman Michael Powell for his articulation of the “four freedoms” of Internet, or his early articulation of Net Neutrality rules. (It got duplicated on Twitter, and then my delete snagged both items. The same duplication happened with Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.)
Pickering went on […]

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Tags: broadband · broadband data · net neutrality · network managment

Live-Blogging from House Subcommittee on Internet

May 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’m live-blogging from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Internet and Telecommunications, on H.R. 5353, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008, on http://twitter.com/drewclark. You can also see my 20 most recent postings, in reverse-chronological order, at the right.

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Tags: broadband · broadband data · net neutrality · network managment

Net Neutrality Critics Now in the Limelight

March 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s “network management” event in Cambridge, Mass., on February 25, it looks as though Net Neutrality critics are finally enjoying their day in the sun.
Last week, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted two of the most knowledgeable critics, Richard Bennett and Brett Glass, at their own forum […]

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Tags: comcast · net neutrality · network managment

In Comcast vs. Verizon, Comcast is Down Two Counts

February 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

By Drew Clark
Dominance in the broadband market is a battle of both technology and politics. Right now Comcast, America’s leading cable company, is losing on both counts.
Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen emerged from the Federal Communications Commission’s hearing on Internet practices in Cambridge, Mass., as unable to defend himself and his company against charges […]

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Tags: FCC · Uncategorized · comcast · net neutrality · network managment · verizon

FTC Report on Broadband Resurrects Freedom of Service Information

July 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2007 – The Federal Trade Commission intends to monitor the information that telecom and cable companies provide about high-speed Internet service in the service plans they offer to customers, according to a report issued last week by the agency.
The FTC asserts in the report, released on June 27, that since […]

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Tags: FCC · antitrust · broadband · net neutrality

Corporate Blogs: The New Editorial Page?

June 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Google’s public policy shop today officially joined the blogosphere, joining Cisco (February 4, 2005), Global Crossing (November 7, 2005), and Verizon Communications (October 2, 2006), each of which already have corporate policy blogs. The maiden post, by Andrew McLaughlin, Google’s director of public policy and government affairs, promises “public policy advocacy […]

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Tags: broadband · google · lobbying · net neutrality

Rick Whitt Seeks to Put Google’s Net Neutrality On Message

March 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Rick Whitt Seeks to Put Google’s Net Neutrality On MessagePaul Kapustka over at GigaOM has a piece about how Rick Whitt, Google’s new “Washington Telecom and Media Counsel,” attempted to tone down the fears — stoked recently by Google Senior Policy Council Andrew McLaughlin — that the Internet giant was going soft on Net Neutrality.
Google’s […]

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Tags: net neutrality

Don’t Apply 1968 Telecom Rule to Wireless, Says AT&T

February 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Don’t Apply 1968 Telecom Rule to Wireless, Says AT&T
By Drew Clark
SAN JOSE, February 26, 2007 – AT&T Senior Vice President Jim Ciconni said Tuesday that the telecommunications world is fundamentally different from 1968, when the FCC required AT&T to allow competing telephones onto its network.
Speaking at the Technology Policy Summit here, […]

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Tags: broadband · carterphone · net neutrality · wireless and spectrum