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Apr 25 2017

Broadband Vouchers Won’t Help Rural America Connect

A few weeks ago, the Daily Yonder, a rural oriented publication (which I actually do read!) had posted a story from a former FCC staffer who shared his take that broadband vouchers were, among other initiatives, the way to build rural broadband networks. I took offense at that suggestion after my 30 plus years in …

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Apr 18 2017

Sharing Thoughts on Open FCC Seats

As usual with a new Administration, there is a buzz in the air with political slots that are yet to be filled. The currently open two FCC Commissioner seats are no different. It seems like every few weeks there are rumors of possible candidates and I’ve had three or four calls with possible folks under …

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Apr 11 2017

Senators Fischer and Klobuchar Lead Bipartisan Message to FCC on Rural Broadband – More Than Half of the U.S. Senate Responds!

When NTCA members came to Washington DC a few weeks ago, their mission was to share the continued challenge of providing affordable and comparable broadband service to rural Americans and the need for ensuring that the ongoing USF reform is done correctly for the benefit of consumers who need better broadband at reasonably affordable rates …

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Apr 09 2017

Congressional Action on Broadband Privacy – What Does it Really Mean?

Recent Congressional action to override Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules governing broadband customer information has caused some customers to be concerned that their personal information will now be sold to the highest bidder. But a more careful look at the facts is important to understand the impacts of these recent actions. To begin with, the …

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Mar 15 2017

Chairman Pai Talks Digital Empowerment for Rural and Urban America Alike

In a speech today in Pittsburgh, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai picked right back up where he left off with his Digital Empowerment Agenda last fall, talking about a variety of coordinated measures aimed at bringing the benefits of broadband to every American. While it’s a package of measures, the great thing about the chairman’s agenda …

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Jan 18 2017

Cassie Hard at Work

Cassie has the laptop out and is hard at work these days. She’s got to earn her dog bones, just like the rest of us! I figured that she’s working on any one of the following items: 1) Checking the transition team sites to see if President-elect Trump has made his last Cabinet selection with …

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