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FCC engages in nanomanagement for upcoming spectrum auction

As the FCC gears up to devise plans for its upcoming 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auction slated to begin some time next year, rumor has it that the agency is about to add another layer of complexity to a process that is already considered to be highly complex.  In doing so, the FCC […]

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European Parliament vote on net neutrality spells bleak digital future

Far from it being the victory for consumers some are making it out to be, this month’s European Parliament vote on a telecommunications package that includes net neutrality and free roaming provisions sets the EU up for a digital crisis, says Danish scholar Roslyn Layton. In a piece for TechPolicyDaily, Layton explains the downsides of the […]

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Europeans reject European model for telecommunications reform

As stakeholders in the United States are gearing up to tackle a massive undertaking – an overhaul of the U.S. Telecommunications Act – calls for European-style regulations favoring heavy government intervention have resurfaced. Interestingly enough, proponents of these interventionist regulatory schemes often tend to ignore the fact that European experts who are all too familiar […]

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