This new Memorandum is a part of a broader Administration wireless industrial policy to pick winners and losers.
Critics say company over-built existing services and ignored under-connected areas
Last summer, Kansas City became the first metro area in the U.S. to receive Google Fiber.
It would move us backward not forward.
The European telecom companies are having a very rough go of it, with the harsh regulatory climate making them much less valuable.
Clearwire has said that Dish had indicated that it would withdraw its offer if Clearwire used the Sprint financing.
The EU’s broadband industrial policy depends on government funding to succeed.
FCC wants free WiFi for all - TheDC
New plan for fast, free wireless Internet met with resistance by telecom companies
Obviously nostalgic for the simpler government-controlled times of long bygone era
Taxpayers cannot afford to waste time and resources on the failing efforts of government-owned broadband networks.
Other leading economies clearly have grasped and responded to the urgent need to auction more government spectrum, because they appreciate data demand is relentlessly ~doubling annually.
Backers viewed proposal as a vehicle to ensure broadband coverage in underserved areas
There is an obvious disconnect between the hard data concerning broadband issues by FCC analysts and the opinions of its commissioners.
FCC to tax broadband - TheDCNF
Subsidies to get rural communities online at the expense of everyone else
In touting the benefits of Google Fiber, Google hid the taxpayer-subsidies Google extracted from Kansas City
Additional spectrum is critical to meeting the demands of 4G wireless devices, like the new iPad, and data-intensive applications.
Study: U.S. mobile networks under strain from high data demand - Fierce Broadband Wireless
The study also found that end users are apparently willing to pay for better service.
Billy Dee Williams online show gets broadband stimulus money - The Washington Times
‘The money came through an award by the Department of Commerce to One Economy Corp. for more than $28 million last year to help boost broadband Internet service in underserved areas across the country’
FCC has not published data behind jobs claim - National Journal
‘The commission says that the build-out over the next six years will create 500,000 jobs’
Commissioners pass rule hailed as a ‘regulatory bailout’ for small wireless carriers