Experimental Radio Applications at the FCC

This summarizes a selection of applications for the Experimental Radio Service received by the FCC during November 2010. These are related to ultra-wideband (UWB), radar, TV white space, millimeter-wave, mobile…

December 7, 2010 1

The Perfect, the Good, and the FCC

It has been a busy week in U.S. communications policy, with an FCC meeting adopting important spectrum policy reforms, an FCC complaint about Comcast’s approval policies for cable modems, and…

December 6, 2010 2

FCC’s Action on Open Internet Rules

We haven’t commented on the biggest buzz in DC in tech policy until now since there’s not much to say about it from a technical perspective until we have the…

December 3, 2010 0

FCC Takes Further Steps toward Mobile Broadband in TV Spectrum

On November 30, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) as a preliminary step toward making the current TV broadcast spectrum available for use by fixed and mobile…

December 2, 2010 0

This is what your desktop may look like in a few years

November 28, 2010 1

How did China Telecom Snag 15% of the Internet?

Iljitsch van Beijnum explains how China Telecom was able to temporarily snag a big part of the Internet’s traffic for a few minutes last Spring. The Internet’s routing system is…

November 23, 2010 0

Berners-Lee, Jacobson, and the FCC

Rumor has it that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will circulate an order on Wednesday to put net neutrality on the agenda for the December meeting. If this happens, and it…

November 23, 2010 0

The FCC’s Spectrum Deficit Estimate

The FCC’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) recommends that the Commission make available 500 MHz of new spectrum for wireless broadband, including 300 MHz for mobile use. In support of that…

November 22, 2010 1

The Future of Telecom and U.S. Competitiveness

Editor’s note: Verizon EVP Tom Taulke delivered this speech last week. It was an unusually rich week for speeches; we’ve previously posted Comcast EVP David Cohen’s speech as well as…

November 21, 2010 0

Is Net Neutrality Back on the Table?

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, rumor has it that the FCC will take action on net neutrality at the December open meeting….

November 19, 2010 2