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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Respective comments of Comcast and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association

“The proposal, like prior federal government technology mandates, would impose costs on consumers, adversely impact the creation of high-quality content, and chill innovation.”


Excerpts from correspondence sent this week by six Republican U.S. Senators to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding the Commission’s definition of broadband.

“We write to note our concern with your recently announced proposal to find that “advanced telecommunications capability” – a phrase you recognize is synonymous with “broadband”…


Excerpt from an editorial sent to the Tennessean by two state legislators, Representative G. A Hardaway (D-Memphis) and Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville)

“With the 2016 legislative session coming up, state lawmakers must resist the urge to retreat into our own ideological camps and instead focus on what’s best for our communities.”


Regulation by Citation: FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly

Because citations are issued against companies that may not be as familiar with the Act and FCC rules, I am especially troubled that the FCC would use citations to break new legal ground, as it recently did when it issued citations against Lyft and First National Bank.