Monthly Archives: March 2012

Competition News: March 29, 2012

Cloud services and the new platform wars LTE phone shipments to hit record 67 million this year Clearwire: Usage on our network increased 705% year-over-year Is Apple planning its own mobile voice service? GameStop Planning To Expand Digital Efforts As Same-Store Sales Drop Comcast, Verizon Say They’re...
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Competition News: March 29, 2012

Why It Matters Cloud services continue to evolve and create a new marketplace niche for various cloud product providers. New companies are constantly bringing new offerings and allow a truly competitive environment to cultivate. Technology competition best serves consumers when it allows real world conditions...
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The FCC’s Visible Hand Picked Job Losers in Blocking AT&T – T-Mobile

T-Mobile’s announcement of 1,900 job layoffs is an unfortunate real world consequence of the FCC overreaching its authority, breaking precedent, and disregarding FCC procedure in releasing an unapproved and biased staff report, in order to politically block the AT&T-T-Mobile merger just a few months ago....
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Competition News: March 23, 2012

Why It Matters Earlier this week, United Online announced that they will offer free wireless service through the NetZero brand. This new entrant brings new competitive pricing. NetZero provides an offering that is targeted at underserved niche audiences and incorporates innovative approaches to serving consumers....
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Competition News: March 23, 2012

NetZero to Launch Free Wireless Broadband Service Wringing Out More Capacity How many signed up for broadband in 2011? Google Said to Rethink Wallet Strategy Amid Slow Adoption...
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Verizon-Cable Hearing Exposes Weakness of Opposition

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on the proposed Verizon-Cable spectrum sale flushed out the opposition’s best arguments and evidence and they proved surprisingly weak and sparse. Behind the façade of FreePress’ trademark bumper-sticker bluster of “a competition crisis,” “a creeping duopoly,” and “spectrum warehousing,” there...
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Verizon-Cable Senate Hearing – Competitive Reality vs. FreePress Fiction

Hopefully, the March 21st Senate Judiciary Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Verizon-Cable spectrum transaction will be a fair hearing based on the competitive facts and the law, and is not allowed to be hijacked politically by FreePress’ signature gamesmanship. I. FreePress Fiction It is disturbing...
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Competition News: March 16, 2012

Why It Matters Competition truly comes from unexpected places. Intel announced that they will be entering the Internet-based TV market.  This confirms the Netcompetition metamorphosis and omni-modal competition thesis that new competition comes from all directions. Verizon’s HomeFusion offering provides “potent competition for satellite broadband...
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Competition News: March 16, 2012

The New Cable-TV Guy: Intel Verizon launches ‘faster than wired’ broadband for the home What Netflix is after with cable deals is a mystery AT&T Ends All-You-Can-Eat Disruptions: TV Makers Ignore Apps at Their Own Peril New Internet TV Network to Feature Larry King...
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Verizon-Cable: Opponents Need FCC to Overreach its Authority

The March 21st Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing reviewing the Verizon-cable agreements provides Congress with an opportunity to learn: How the metamorphosis of communications competition is increasing competition; How the Government has created artificial and temporary spectrum scarcity in failing to free up more spectrum for...
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