The Court of Appeal has confirmed that “commercially sensitive” information such as trade secrets or sensitive market data protected by Sections 35
The National Broadband Plan suggested that it would encourage the development of broadband in the United States for pole attachment rates to be as
In a significant victory for cable and telecommunications providers, today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a
The FCC took its first steps to implement spectrum-related provisions of the 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (Jobs Act) with the circulation of a draft rulemaking notice (NPRM) last Friday that would seek comment on proposed rules to govern incentive auctions of television spectrum to be surrendered voluntarily by broadcasters for wireless broadband use.
Since the 2010 National Broadband Plan, the FCC has sought to convert little used TV spectrum to broadband usage.
Reflecting on the adoption of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) two years ago last Friday, FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, NBP manager Blair Levin and various industry officials and analysts conceded that the FCC is unlikely to meet the NBP’s goal of making available 300 MHz of spectrum for wireless broadband use by 2015 and an additional 200 MHz of spectrum for wireless use by 2020.
On October 11, 2011, the FCC released data on the number of Internet access connections in the US providing over 200 kilobits per second (kbps) in at least one direction as of December 31, 2010, as collected by FCC Form 477.
The FCC plans to spend $8 billion to expand broadband service to more than 18 million citizens in rural America who lack high speed Internet access.
The face of rural America is rapidly changing.
Google joined with Skype, Vonage, Sprint Nextel and the Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee in urging the FCC to abandon the legacy universal service fund (USF) system in favor of a new broadband fund that provides support for IP-based networks.