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FCC finally denies Orbitcom forbearance request

The Federal Communications Commission took a year to deny the forbearance request of South Dakota telco Orbitcom, despite the fact that the telco had submitted a short petition that didn't offer rate

FCC will not revise roaming rules

The FCC has decided not to revise roaming rules that currently allow a carrier to roam in areas where they own spectrum but have not built a network. The agency had considered a proposal that would

DTV transition getting dicey

The February 2009 digital TV transition is a little more than six months away, and things are starting to get kind of confusing. The Federal Communications Commission reportedly is almost ready to

Sandvine still hanging in at Comcast

The Federal Communications Commission order punishing Comcast for delaying peer-to-peer Internet traffic called for the cable TV giant to adopt a new traffic management approach. It's existing

DPI, NebuAd moving into the public spotlight

DPI and targeted advertising have been big stories for telcos, cable companies and ISPs this summer from Congressional inquiries on NebuAd, to FCC panels, to plenty of stories in the trade media.

FCC issues Comcast throttling order

The Federal Communications Commission finally issued a formal order condemning Internet traffic throttling practices Comcast undertook that delayed peer-to-peer traffic on its network. The 67-page

Could white space become the next BPL debacle?

The white-space industry could either become the next WiFi market success or the next broadband over power line (BPL) debacle. And how the FCC handles its testing of white-space devices could make

Verizon CTO: Net neutrality clouds engineering needs

Verizon Communications CTO Richard Lynch, speaking at the Progress and Freedom Foundation's Aspen Summit, told attendees that the over-politicized concept of Net neutrality and paranoic

Google steps up white-space lobbying efforts with new web site

Google is stepping up its lobbying efforts in the white-space controversy. The search giant has launched a web site called, www.freetheairwaves.com, on

Google launches white spaces campaign

Google is hoping public pressure will help it in its campaign to get the FCC to make white space spectrum available for unlicensed wireless Internet devices. The company today launched a campaign