How politics hinder the build-out of fast broadband in America are intrinsically connected which force lawmakers to consider between faster broadband and giving up their livelihoods to go back home come the next election. Observing the holistic nature of how our politics work blatantly denotes the … [Read more...]
The politics of broadband in business, mobile, cable, and Telecom markets with an emphasis on telecommunication oversight, regulation, FCC, FTC, net neutrality, and market competition. Providing insight, strategy, and trending of politics and effects on industry.
More than likely on Oct. 5, 2012 current Program Access Rules will get the boot. It is no secret that the FCC decided, not only review, but probably drop the long-standing rules established in 1992 to make cable operators comply with selling vertically owned programming to its competitors. The … [Read more...]
An FCC with a contrite emphasis on leveling the playing field with cable operators and independent channel owners, have rewritten the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 which prohibits operators from discriminating against channel competitors. Although current rules … [Read more...]
Net Neutrality Rules Should Be Abandoned While the FCC has stayed on course with its mandate from the current administration to regulate Internet Providers ability to charge for access prioritization, it continues to sink into murkier waters related to its authority to do so. Without going into a … [Read more...]
Cyber Kill Switch Not the Answer Cyber-Security is on everyone’s mind as events in Egypt have catapulted Internet Freedom Vs Security into the limelight. Recent legislation introduced by Senator Harry Reid (Senate Finance), the Cyber Security and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2011 – S … [Read more...]
Already the groundswell of dissent about a proposed vote on Net Neutrality by FCC commissioners is palpable. The vote will expectedly go down by party lines with 3 Democrats for, and 2 Republicans against. Now, lawmakers are voicing their unbridled response to a (power grab) that clearly is an … [Read more...]