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Levin tapped to run FCC's broadband program

Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps selected Blair Levin, an Obama transition official and a telecom analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, to run the commission's broadband program, which is supposed to map a

Levin re-joins FCC to steer broadband plan

Blair Levin, the former Federal Communications Commission official and Stifel Nicolaus analyst who most recently served on President Obama's transition team, is coming back to the FCC to head the

Obama to nominate McDowell for another FCC term

President Obama intends to nominate Republican FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell for another term at the agency, which oversees wireless policy among other areas. McDowell was selected by former

FCC logjam may end soon

The stalemate over the confirmation of FCC nominees, including that of President Obama's choice to lead the commission, Julius Genachowski, could be ending soon. Senate Republicans appear to have

Is an open network necessary?

When Verizon Wireless announced its Open Development Initiative back in the fall of 2007, the carrier closely linked its embedded vision to open networks, making it seem as if an open network was

Testing and getting certified on the network

Despite grand pronouncements by industry players to open networks and infuse wireless into all manner of electronic gewgaws, the actual down-and-dirty process for testing and certifying new wireless

Appeals Court upholds cable TV MDU exclusivity ban

The federal Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier ruling from the Federal Communications Commission that blocked cable TV companies from arranging exclusive service contracts with owners of

Verizon CEO nudges against Net neutrality

When Barack Obama was elected President last fall, it seemed like Net neutrality would be one of the hot topics of 2009. To date, that hasn't happened, though there have been other things going on in

FCC adds rural report to broadband debate

Following through on a provision made in a federal farm bill passed by Congress last year, the Federal Communications Commission has released a study called "Bringing Broadband to Rural America:

OECD: U.S. broadband penetration almost 27%

The global Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has announced its latest report on worldwide broadband penetration. Not surprisingly, the U.S. comes in just under 27 percent, a few