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FCC to conduct incentive auctions in a year or two, says Genachowski
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

Speaking to reporters at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last Friday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski confirmed that the FCC is "creating the framework" for incentive auctions of broadcast television spectrum to the wireless industry that could start within a year or two if Congress adopts legislation that would allow broadcasters to recoup a portion of the auction proceeds.


GAO report urges FCC to expand wireless data collection
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • September 3 2010

A report on the US wireless market issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) lends credence to findings on wireless competition published by the FCC in May, but also calls on the agency to "assess whether expanding original collection of wireless industry inputs and outputs."


White House announces wireless broadband spectrum
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

Recommendations in the National Broadband Plan (NBP) for the identification of 500 MHz of spectrum for wireless broadband use within the next decade were endorsed by the White House with the release of a memorandum that pledges the cooperation of federal government spectrum users in achieving that goal.


Telstra, government reach agreement on Australian broadband network
  • Paul Weiss
  • Australia
  • June 25 2010

In a key breakthrough that is expected to reduce significantly the cost of deploying Australia's planned national broadband network (NBN), dominant state telco Telstra reached a preliminary agreement with the Australian government through which Telstra would contribute its network infrastructure to the US$37.4 billion NBN project.


FCC delivers National Broadband Plan to Congress
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • March 19 2010

Capping a year-long fact-finding mission that encompassed 36 public workshops, nine field hearings and 31 public notices that, in turn, generated 75,000 pages of public comments, the FCC delivered its long-awaited National Broadband Plan (NBP) to Congress on Tuesday.


EC adopts guidelines for funding of broadband infrastructure
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • September 25 2009

Wrapping up a consultative process that commenced in May, the European Commission (EC) has issued rules that set forth the conditions under which state funds would be used to facilitate deployment of broadband networks throughout the European Union (EU).


Report gives Europe first place ranking in broadband use
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA, European Union
  • August 7 2009

A report on digital competitiveness released on Tuesday by the European Commission (EC) asserts that the European Union (EU) now ranks as “the world leader in broadband Internet,” owing to substantial gains in uptake over the past five years that now give the EU a three-point lead over the U.S. in fixed-line broadband connections.


EC drafts guidelines for state funding of broadband networks
  • Paul Weiss
  • European Union
  • May 22 2009

On Tuesday, the European Commission (EC) put out for comment draft guidelines on the applicability of European state aid rules to the public funding of broadband networks in unserved areas.


FCC launches proceeding on national broadband plan
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • April 10 2009

The FCC took its first steps this week in implementing provisions of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) with the adoption of a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) that seeks comment on a national plan to extend high-speed broadband access to all Americans.


China orders restructuring of telecom sector
  • Paul Weiss
  • China
  • May 30 2008

Aiming to boost the competitiveness of China’s fixed line operators ahead of the introduction of third-generation (3G) wireless services throughout that country, the Chinese government ordered a major shake-up of the nation’s telecommunications sector with the goal of establishing three multi-service carriers that, in turn, would each receive 3G licenses once the overhaul is complete.