All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Telecoms’
Comcast & Time Warner Cable Pass Time Awaiting Merger Approval by Helping Give Award to FCC Commissioner
Do you pay a lot for cable and internet? Neat, me too. Check this out. You’ve probably never heard of it, but The Walter Kaitz Foundation is a decades-old non-profit organization with the stated mission of promoting diversity in the cable telecommunications industry. Every September, the Walter Kaitz Foundation holds a dinner in New York City called the Kaitz Dinner. …
One of the more parroted talking points against Net Neutrality has been verbalized this way: It’s a solution in search of a problem. Rather snide, really, if you think about it, and is a remark that usually accompanies a brush off to concerns of gatekeeper abuses.
Once again, it appears that Google’s looking out for the little guy. Only in this instance, the “little guy” is both the average consumer and local governments. According to Google – and Intel, Alcatel-Lucent, and Tropos Networks – a bill in the North Carolina General Assembly has the potential to be a monopoly-maker.
Looks like Google’s out to save the world again; the search engine company, which claims it won’t bid in an upcoming radio spectrum auction, is nonetheless proposing a new way for the FCC to conduct the affair. According to Google, its method would increase competition among telecom companies (and thus benefit consumers).
New Orleans has inadvertently become a test case for the efficacy of WiFi and VoIP. Still trying to rebuild itself in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans businesses are left with little else than the wireless mesh network for communication. Landlines and cellular networks were destroyed by the hurricane.