Podcast

PK In The Know Podcast: Net Neutrality, Expanding Wifi, and 3D Printed Left Shark

February 13, 2015 3D Printing , Broadband , Broadband Access , Net Neutrality

PK In The Know Podcast: Net Neutrality, Expanding Wifi, and 3D Printed Left Shark

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Cable Companies are Making Things Up Again

January 28, 2015 Broadband , Comcast , FCC , highspeed internet , Time Warner Cable

NCTA Tells FCC One Thing and Consumers Another About Highspeed Internet

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Net Neutrality, Munibroadband, and the SOTU Shout Out

January 21, 2015 Broaband Access , Broadband , FCC , Municipal Broadband , Net Neutrality

For all us telecom geeks out there, the big deal was the President’s rather brief shout out on network neutrality and municipal broadband (munibroadband). You can see the full text of the speech here. The key paragraph was almost literally a blink and you miss it:

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Modernizing E-Rate Brings U.S. One Step Closer to Digital Equity

December 23, 2014 Broadband , E-Rate , FCC , Wi-Fi

On December 11th, the Federal Communications Commission voted to move forward with much needed and long awaited reforms to our nation’s E-rate program. With a 3-2 vote, Democratic Commissioners moved forward on a process that allocates $1 billion annually for expanded Wi-Fi connections in our schools and libraries.

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Throwing Shade at Title II with Forbearance Fearmongering

October 2, 2014 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Title II

As the groundswell for reclassifying broadband as a Title II telecommunications service and creating strong net neutrality rules grows, the arguments against reclassification have grown increasingly shrill and desperate. Most recently they have focused on “forbearance.” For those of you not living all of your lives in the world of telecom law, forbearance is the process the FCC could use to decide that some pieces of Title II should not apply to broadband. As illustrated below, these arguments do not stand up to scrutiny.

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