Friday, November 04, 2005

11.4.5 :: Whitacre's Remarks :: It's 10 pm, Do You Know What Your Kids Is Blogging? ::

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Maybe a better way to put it on this Halloween Day is to say: It's not a trick or much of a treat, but it's all you get if you come knocking at the Commission's door today.

- Commissioner Michael Copps, on major telecom mergers

 

Level 3 To Buy WilTel, Network Pipeline, 11/4/2005
Level 3 Communications Inc. has agreed to acquire the second generation of the broadband company known as WilTel Communications Group for $680 million.
http://www.networkingpipeline.com/173401468?cid=rssfeed_pl_ntp
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/merger.htm

A Silver Lining to Net Neutrality Merger Conditions?, PPF, 11/4/2005
As with any decision by committee, the FCC's recent approval of the mergers of AT&T-SBC and Verizon-MCI can be faulted in a number of respects. Despite some commissioners' reluctance, the decision imposes several conditions that are not necessary and, worse yet, do not remedy identified harms. And unless new commissioners are confirmed soon, the decision sets the stage for companies to accept more concessions simply to avoid delay in future proceedings.
http://blog.pff.org/archives/2005/11/a_silver_lining.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/merger.htm

Privacy And RFID: Are The Tags Spy Chips?, Information Week, 11/4/2005
In a wide-ranging interview, privacy-rights advocate Katherine Albrecht discusses her belief that unaccountable corporations and governments have nightmarish plans for RFID-chipping everything--and everyone.
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=173402917&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_news
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/rfid.htm

WiMAX To Grow Quickly, But 3G To Dominate: Study, Network Pipeline, 11/4/2005
While wireless broadband technologies such as WiMAX are set to grow rapidly, 3G will be the dominant form of wireless broadband in the next few years, a new study released Wednesday says.
http://www.networkingpipeline.com/173401839?cid=rssfeed_pl_ntp
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wireless.htm

SBC Head Ignites Access Debate, Wash Post, 11/4/2005
The head of a major telecommunications company stirred up a hornets' nest this week by suggesting that he wants to charge companies like Google and Yahoo a fee for bringing them into consumers' homes.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/03/AR2005110302211.html?nav=rss_technology
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

At SBC, It's All About "Scale and Scope", PK, 11/4/2005
The key quote from SBC CEO Ed Whitacre in this Q&A: "Now what they would like to do is use my pipes free, but I ain't going to let them do that because we have spent this capital and we have to have a return on it. So there's going to have to be some mechanism for these people who use these pipes to pay for the portion they're using. Why should they be allowed to use my pipes? The Internet can't be free in that sense, because we and the cable companies have made an investment and for a Google or Yahoo! (YHOO ) or Vonage or anybody to expect to use these pipes [for] free is nuts! " Also, follow the link in the Q&A to the main story for similar comments.
http://www.publicknowledge.org/news/breaking/archive/2005/11/01/at-sbc-its-all-about-scale-and-scope
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

Not the Internet, Werblog, 11/4/2005
In the Washington Post, an SBC spokesman attempts to clarify CEO Ed Whitacre's remarks suggesting the phone giant will seek payments from Internet-based applications:
http://werbach.com/blog/archives/2005/11/not_the_interne.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

Whitacre's Comment: The Threat Keeps Reverberating, IP Democracy, 11/4/2005
BC CEO Ed Whitacre’s ill-phrased threat to block carriage of Google and Yahoo because the telco’s broadband lines are his “pipes” keeps boomeranging on the phone company. Not only is everybody in the communications arena familiar with Whitacre’s now-famous Business Week interview, but the Washington Post fronted its business section today with an article on what Whitacre said.
http://www.ipdemocracy.com/archives/2005/11/04/index.php#000704
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

Table: Podcast Growth, BWO, 11/4/2005
Podcasting is showing no signs of slowing
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/tech_stats/podcast050523.htm?campaign_id=rss_tech
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/statistics.htm

China reportedly shuts down blog, USA Today, 11/4/2005
Chinese authorities have blocked a pro-democracy Web log after it was nominated for a freedom of expression award by a German ...
http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-TechTopStories?m=297
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/intlasia.htm

H.R.4194 : To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude communications over the Internet from treatment as public communications for purposes of such Act. Sponsor: Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] (introduced 11/1/2005), Thomas, 11/4/2005
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude communications over the Internet from treatment as public communications for purposes of such Act.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.4194:
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/legis/legis.htm

IPTV Set For Massive Growth Spurt: Survey, Networking Pipeline, 11/4/2005
Analysis International says the China IPTV market will lead the way to global growth.
http://www.networkingpipeline.com/173400478?cid=rssfeed_pl_ntp
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/ipv.htm

SBC completes first field test of IP television in San Antonio, Bizjournal, 11/4/2005
SBC Communications Inc. successfully completed the company's first field trial of its Internet Protocol (IP)-based video and high-speed Internet service in SBC's hometown of San Antonio.
http://www.bizjournals.com/ct/rc/30414/www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2005/10/31/daily28.html?from_rss=1
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/ipv.htm

Survey: One in five U.S. teens has a blog, Globe and Mail, 11/4/2005
Nearly three in five school-age teens with Internet access have created on-line content, Pew study finds
http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20051103.gtblogsnov3/BNStory/Technology/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20051103.gtblogsnov4
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/rss.htm

Microsoft Pushes For Federal Privacy Legislation, Information Week, 11/4/2005
Brad Smith, the firm's general counsel, did not endorse a specific bill but said a single national standard is better than the sometimes contradictory patchwork of existing laws around the country.
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=173402909&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_news
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Los Angeles division of FBI makes botnet-related arrest, Network World, 11/4/2005
The Los Angeles division of the FBI Thursday arrested a 20-year-old man on charges that he illegally made thousands of dollars by setting up a botnet of compromised computers to sell them for hacking and spam purposes.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2005/110405-botnet-arrest.html?fsrc=netflash-rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/crime.htm

Botnet Detection and Response: The Network is the Infection, ITU, 11/4/2005
Botnet Detection and Response: The Network is the Infection by David Dagon at the OARC Workshop, 2005. A botnet scammer has just been arrested in Los Angeles and it is charged that he peddled his "botnets to other black hats, for use in launching denial-of-service attacks or laundering spam".
http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/newslog/Botnet+Detection+And+Response+The+Network+Is+The+Infection.aspx
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/crime.htm

FCC says emergency alerts should move online, ZDNet, 11/4/2005
When conceived in the dark days of the Cold War, CONELRAD and the Emergency Broadcast System were intended to alert Americans to an impending nuclear attack.
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5931419.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/eas.htm

The dangers of VoIP, Globe and Mail, 11/4/2005
Voice over IP offers new security challenges, new threats, Paul Slaby writes
http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20051012.gtslabyoct12/BNStory/Technology/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20051012.gtslabynov4
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/

Internet phone push planned, IHT, 11/4/2005
Google, Skype Technologies and EarthLink said that they would finance a campaign to educate consumers about placing calls over the Internet.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/11/03/business/ttk.php
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/

VoIP Providers Form Advocacy Group, Newsfactor, 11/4/2005
A group of U.S. Internet voice providers have banded together for an initiative designed to raise awareness of VoIP and tout the technology's benefits.
http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/internet/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20051103/tc_nf/39099
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/

Senate Puts FCC on Hold, Red Herring, 11/4/2005
New law redraws the VoIP E911 map the FCC has followed to set more flexible directions and access to rest stops.
http://www.redherring.com/article.aspx?a=14300
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/911.htm

Suit Filed To Stay FCC 911 Order, Telecomweb, 11/4/2005
A group of voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers filed a lawsuit in a US court against the Federal Communications Commission order on enhanced 911 emergency call-handling services, seeking a partial stay of the Nov.
http://www.telecomweb.com/news/1131050273.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/911.htm

Congress, VoIPs Move to Delay E911, Internet news, 11/4/2005
VoIP industry goes to court while lawmakers move to delay a Nov. 28 deadline for E911 compliance.
http://redir.internet.com/rss/click/www.internetnews.com/infra/article.php/3561271
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/911.htm

Controversy Continues Over FCC's Internet Wiretapping Rule, Ecommerce Times, 11/4/2005
The controversy over the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to allow wiretapping of Internet telephone calls continues -- as experts on both sides of the question battle it out in federal court and in the court of public opinion. Last week, an alliance of Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephony providers and technology makers -- including Sun Microsystems -- filed a petition in federal court in Washington D.C. seeking to have the FCC's rule requiring that all future Internet telephone systems be built to accommodate wiretapping technology.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/rsstory/47074.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

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