Monthly Archives: June 2012

Competition News: June 29, 2012

Why It Matters Three different stories this week reinforce that broadband provision is very competitive and constantly evolving. Light Reading Cable covered DISH CEO Charlie Ergen’s testimony to Congress where he asked for support to get an FCC waiver to use satellite spectrum for terrestrial...
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Why U.S. Communications Law is Obsolete – Daily Caller Op-ed

June 25, 2012 Please don’t miss my latest Daily Caller Op-ed: “Why U.S. Communications Law is Obsolete” here. You won’t look at current communications law the same way again. ***** Obsolete Communications Law Op-ed Series: Part 1: “Obsolete communications law stifles innovation, harms consumers” Part 2:...
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Competition News: July 22, 2012

Microsoft’s Surface Raises Tension A Phone Bristling With Extras New Wi-Fi Pitch: Tracker Verizon Rolls Out 300 Mbps ‘Quantum’ FiOS Internet Service Microsoft Goes After the Wallet...
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Competition News: June 22, 2012

Why It Matters Noteworthy this week were new competitive challenges to the market boundaries of the de facto new markets Apple has created in the iPhone and iPad. Per the WSJ, Microsoft’s new tablet entry, “The Surface” challenges Apple’s notion that tablet and ultra light...
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SCOTUS Indecency Ruling’s Effect on Net Neutrality

June 21, 2012 The Supreme Court’s 8-0 decision on FCC vs. Fox, vacated the FCC’s indecency penalties against Fox and ABC for “fleeting expletives and momentary nudity” because the FCC violated constitutional “due process protection against vague regulations” for failing to provide fair notice of...
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Check out CEI’s insightful take on net neutrality and liberty

June 20, 2012 If you want to gain a better grasp on why the net neutrality debate often yields such confusing and contradictory uses of the words “liberty” and “freedom”, when people argue for or against net neutrality, please read CEI’s Ben Sperry’s take: “Net...
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Google’s Picking a Third Antitrust Fight in Becoming a Domain Registrar

June 19, 2012 Is anyone paying attention to the profound antitrust implications of Google applying to ICANN to become the world’s largest domain registrar for Internet Taxonomy 2.0 — the next generation of Internet addressing and classification of information? Giving the world’s dominant search engine...
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Competition News: June 15, 2012

Apple Veers Away From Google Google Outsells, but Apple Cultivates Loyalty of App Developers Game Makers Pull Titles From Google+ New Front Opens in Wireless Battle Dish Teams With Qualcomm On Satellite Broadband Chip Mobile wallet space gets crowded...
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