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The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to issue an order imposing regulatory controls on the Internet. The ruling concerns a network management technique used by Comcast for its high-speed Internet service that had the effect of giving slightly lower priority to some...
April 2008: DTV transition education notice mandatory Beginning in late April 2008, all cable television operators will be required to provide specific customer notices in monthly bills to educate customers about the digital television (DTV) transition. All cable operators and other multichannel...
The FCC has now released the text of the Commercial Leased Access (“CLA”) Report and Order it adopted in late November. The Order drastically reduces the rates cable operators may charge for the lease of channel capacity. It establishes a 10 cent per subscriber per month cap on CLA...
On Dec. 6, 2007, the FCC announced that approval of its new CPNI (customer proprietary network information) regulations affecting every telephone service provider has been granted by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The new rules will take effect at midnight on Dec. 7, 2007. We...
FCC Proposes Vast Changes to the Federal Regulatory Scheme Governing Cable, Broadband and Telecommunications Pole Attachment Rates, Terms and Conditions
On Nov. 20 the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) addressing pole attachment rental rates, certain terms and conditions of pole access, and whether Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) are entitled to the protections of Section 224 of the Communications Act ("Pole Act"). The...