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“The outcry for things like ultra high-speed service in certain areas means longer wait for those who have no access or still rely on dial-up service, as providers rush to serve the denser and more profitable areas that seek upgrades to this level. Today, ultra high-fast residential service is a novelty and good for marketing, but the tiny percentage of people using it cannot drive our policy decisions.”

Excerpt of comments made by FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly to Fierce Telecom regarding the national push for deployment of faster broadband services.  

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“Here for me is the bottom line on free data. That’s why the FCC has closed investigation on free data offerings.”

Comments of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council’s Broadband and Social Justice Conference this week regarding his decision to end the zero-rating investigation. Pai was referring to a recent research finding of the Pew Research Center which indicated a significant reliance of minority and low-income customers on accessing the […]

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“This is an idea whose time has finally come. I applaud Chairman Pai for taking the initiative to implement this important change to our procedures and I can’t wait to see all of the other process changes he has planned in the coming months. He has been a great partner in this effort.

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly’s statement regarding Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to publicly release the text of the Commission’s monthly meeting agenda items in advance.  

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Two recent articles on triblive.com addressing Internet access in southwestern Pennsylvania featured quotes from, respectively, Jim Kail of Laurel Highland Total Communications, Zach Cutrell, and Dennis Cutrell of Citizens of Kecksburg.

–           “We recognized early on that the future was fiber.”   –           “You have to change and adapt, or you’re going to be irrelevant.”   –              “Gigabit internet is the new buzzword, and we’re trying to be one of the first in the state to offer it.”

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“My job is going to be to find the corporate leaders, people who are working on real solutions, and from time to time set up meetings with the president and whomever else he wants, so that they can give him the benefit of what they’re doing.”

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani on his new role as the cybersecurity adviser to President Donald Trump.  

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The respective (and quite agreeable) comments of FCC Commissioners Mike O’Rielly and Mignon Clyburn at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas regarding expectations for a new, Republican-led Commission.

–“You really need to listen to what issues people outside Washington are concerned about.” –“I think there is an extreme danger if we stay within our inside-the-beltway bubble.”

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“Serving as FCC Chairman during this period of historic technological change has been the greatest honor of my professional life. I am deeply grateful to the President for giving me this opportunity. I am especially thankful to the talented Commission staff for their service and sacrifice during my tenure.”

Comments of outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.  

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“This biennial review provides an ideal opportunity for the Commission to return to the governing principle of limiting regulation of the CMRS industry only where necessary because competition is insufficient to protect consumers.”

As reported in TRDaily, this is an excerpt from comments filed with the FCC by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association as part of the Commission biennial review of its regulations.    

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“After talking with the president-elect’s team, AT&T executives are confident that their deal has a good chance of passing regulatory scrutiny.”

Excerpt from a Financial Times article on president-elect Trump’s perspectives on the pending AT&T-Time Warner merger.  

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