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November 29, 2017 by Tom Cohen

Getting a Closer Look at the Restoring Internet Freedom Order at the FCC

Tom Cohen provides a deeper look into what the FCC is proposing around the Restoring Internet Freedom order for its December 14 meeting.... READ MORE 

November 22, 2017 by Tom Cohen

FCC Update: Lowering Barriers to Drive Investment

Tom Cohen recaps recent moves from the FCC which is seeking to accelerate investments in 5G and fiber network builds.... READ MORE 

September 26, 2017 by Tom Cohen

Regulatory Update: Find Your Opportunity for Broadband Expansion

First, on September 19, Commissioner Michael O’Rielly appeared before WTA’s Fall Conference in Idaho and said a number noteworthy things about universal service. Then on September 21, Chairman Ajit Pai spoke at the Kansas Broadband Conference, where he highlighted his concerns with the digital divide.... READ MORE 

August 30, 2017 by Tom Cohen

Seeking Comments: What You Need to Know about the Upcoming CAF II Auctions

As part of the Public Notice, the FCC is seeking comment on how applicants can become qualified to participate in the auction and how bids will be processed to determine winners and assign support amounts... READ MORE 

July 25, 2017 by Tom Cohen

Video: Can’t live with it; can’t live without it

Even with the rise of over-the-top video, most consumers still watch cable and broadcast programming — and most consumers still buy at least the double play of broadband and video. ... READ MORE 

July 11, 2017 by Tom Cohen

Infrastructure Takes Center Stage at the FCC

While many federal agencies are still treading water, the FCC is moving ahead full speed, with an aggressive agenda by Chairman Pai and new staff leadership in the Commission’s Bureaus and Offices.... READ MORE 

May 9, 2017 by Tom Cohen

Infrastructure, Full Steam Ahead

At the top of FCC Chairman Pai’s list is addressing problems that broadband providers are facing in obtaining access to poles, ducts, conduit, and rights-of-way.... READ MORE 

April 10, 2017 by Tom Cohen

Keeping Up with FCC Chairman Pai

Chairman Pai continues to race forward to have the FCC implement his “free-market” and “digital divide” agenda.... READ MORE 

March 20, 2017 by Tom Cohen

Unleashing Broadband Providers

At some point, the heavy handed open Internet rules will be gone and replaced by light-touch transparency requirements and principles about “no blocking or throttling” not dissimilar from those adopted in 2005.... READ MORE 

February 16, 2017 by Tom Cohen

Chairman Pai and Universal Service

The Chairman will have additional opportunities to set his universal service policies next week when the Commission considers and votes on two major universal service proposed orders at its meeting on February 23rd. ... READ MORE