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FCC chairman backs use of 'white space' spectrum

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| Companies lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to access unused
| spectrum known as "white spaces" won a big victory on Wednesday when Chairman
| Kevin Martin threw his weight behind the proposal citing findings in an FCC
| report that was also issued Wednesday.



FCC pelts Comcast with rotten veg

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| Having put the company in the stocks two weeks ago, the FCC heaped a load of
| rotten vegetables over US cable giant Comcast yesterday.
| [...]
| The decision set a historic precedent for regulating packet networks, and not
| surprisingly much of the document (pdf) is devoted to a justification of why
| the FCC has the authority to intervene.


FCC on Comcast: Bravo!

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| Free Press (and others) alleged that Comcast was blocking the BitTorrent
| application. We've known for sometime the result in this case (because of the
| weird practice of the FCC to release the results of an order without
| necessarily releasing the order). But at the crack of dawn (California time)
| today, the Commission released its 34 page order.
| It is fantastically well done. So much so that I felt compelled (in that
| weird lawyer like way) to blather my own 5 pages of thanks in a letter to the
| Commission that will be mailed today.


Bipartisan FCC Majority Condemns Comcast's Illegal Blocking

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| WASHINGTON -- Today, the Federal Communications Commission published an
| enforcement order punishing Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, for
| blocking Internet users' access to legal online content and services. The
| order, approved by a bipartisan majority on Aug. 1, requires Comcast to stop
| its ongoing practice of blocking Internet content by the end of the year and
| disclose all "network management" practices.

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