Saturday, February 12, 2011

2.11 :: Hey Everyone :: Proverbial Football :: Master Egyptian Switch :: Dont Hold Your Breath :: The FCC is SERIOUS ::

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Federal Internet Law and Policy
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FCC Chairman: Broadband Buildout Key to Job Growth, USTelecom
If the United States does not invest in the build-out of its high
speed broadband infrastructure it will have smaller job creation, said
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Wednesday morning at The Atlantic's
Digital Town Hall: Jobs and The Economy of the Future.
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Clearing the Regulatory Path to 100% Broadband, AT&T
In case you weren't able to attend last Friday's Free State Foundation
event, you missed AT&T's Jim Cicconi talk about what the FCC needs to
focus on now that we've moved on (right?!) from the "exhaustive and
exhausting" net neutrality debate that took up the majority of the
Commission's time and energy for the past two years.
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FCC Chairman Genachowski 'Out of Touch' with Broadband Reality, Free Press
On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius
Genachowski delivered a speech to the Broadband Acceleration
Conference touting the value of broadband and the need for continued
investment in its infrastructure. He promised to cut the "red tape"
that stands as "a significant obstacle to broadband deployment."
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What To Expect From The National Broadband Map., PK
Hey everyone, remember the National Broadband Map? As part of the
Broadband Stimulus in the American Recover and Reinvestment Act
(ARRA), Congress let the National Telecommunications Information
Administration (NTIA) use a chunk of money to fund a national
broadband map that they had ordered NTIA to create in 2008 as part of
the Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA). Congress ordered NTIA to
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Here We Go Again - FCC and the Proverbial Football, IP Convergence
In what is becoming a biennial ritual, the FCC is once again taking up
the issue of inter-carrier compensation. On Tuesday, the FCC adopted
a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM", see press release here and
NPRM here ) that will ostensibly reform the antiquated, dysfunctional,
byzantine system of payments that exist between carriers for the
exchange of traffic. This time, the FCC is SERIOUS. You can tell
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Republicans question broadband stimulus program, CW
House Republicans want a second look at spending on broadband stimulus projects.
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FTC Offers Tips on Wise Use of Wi-Fi Networks, FTC
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency,
today released tips to help people protect their personal information
while they use public wireless networks – Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee
shops, libraries, airports, hotels, universities, and other public
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Obama pushes for national 4G-speed wireless, CNET
President offers details on plan for 4G-speed wireless connections in
rural areas, but plan to spend over $18 billion hits resistance from
Republican deficit hawks
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Obama goal: 98% of U.S. covered by 4G broadband, CW
President Obama details a plan to cover 98% of the U.S. with 4G mobile service.
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Net Neutrality Update: Coming soon - OMB Review!, CommLawBlog
The Commission's Open Internet (a/k/a Net Neutrality) initiative has
taken a tangible step forward with the announcement that the FCC is
getting ready to ship two "information collection" aspects of the
rules over to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its
review. But don't hold your breath – it'll take at least a couple of
months to get there.
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Under the microscope: what the end of IPv4 means for marketers, IPv6 Act Now
What: Last week the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, operated by
the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, handed out
[pdf] the final pool of addresses available under Internet Protocol
version 4, or IPv4 in a public ceremony. They were assigned to
Regional Internet Registries, which are expected to distribute the
remaining addresses.
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Report: Egypt Turned Off Net With a Switch, Not Phone Calls, Wired
The Egyptian government shut down most of its country's internet not
by phoning ISPs one at a time, but by simply throwing a switch in a
crucial data center in Cairo.
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Turns Out Egypt Did Have An Internet Kill Switch, Techdirt
After Egypt shut off internet access a few weeks back, most of the
analysis of how it was done suggested in basically involved calling
all of the country's ISPs and ordering them to shut down access. Yet,
a new report claims it really was more of a "kill switch" scenario, in
that the majority of the shut-off came from flipping a single switch
in the Ramses exchange -- a key data center in Cairo. That didn't stop
everything, so the rest was accomplished with a few phone calls -- but
it was that switch flip that did most of the work.
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Introducing Livestand from Yahoo! — A Personalized Digital Newsstand
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PIC Opposes TSA's Secret Evidence in Body Scanner Case, EPIC
EPIC has opposed an effort by the Transportation Security
Administration to provide secret evidence to the court in EPIC's
challenge to the the airport body scanner program. The TSA claimed
that it can withhold documents that it has designated "Sensitive
Security Information" and scientific studies because they are
"copyrighted materials." EPIC responded that the TSA failed to
establish that the documents are Sensitive
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