Accelerating Broadband, Part III

by Jeanine Poltronieri

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

I was very encouraged last week after reading a blog by Roger Sherman, Chief of the FCC’s Wireless Bureau, on the Commission’s draft report and order to modernize and streamline the rules for cellular licenses in the 800 MHz band. During the year that the FCC set aside spectrum for the first cellular licenses, Ronald…

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Clarifying the Rules of the Road

by Jeanine Poltronieri

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Imagine you are on a beach somewhere in Florida, relaxing and, perhaps, sipping a margarita.  Naturally, you want to call your friends back in D.C. to gloat.  But your cell call drops.  Why?  A luxury yacht named New Frontier just entered the port.   How does that work, you ask?  Well, this luxury yacht has been…

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Investment: Compared to What?

by Jeanine Poltronieri

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

In the FCC’s 14th Annual Wireless Competition Report, the Commission spends a lot of time discussing investment. It also delves into profits. Now, before your eyes glaze over, stick with me on this. I’ll try to be brief. The Commission analyzes capital investment and concludes that it is “robust” but “declining relative to industry size.”…

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