Wouldn’t it be easier to just Skype?
Federal Communications Commission rules require any service provider that applies for broadband subsidies under universal service fund programs also offer telephone service. It’s not because of any law of nature – the California Advanced Services Fund functions quite well without screwing around with dial tone requirements – but rather simply the result of bureaucratic inertia.
The FCC’s decision to bring broadband service and infrastructure under common carrier rules hinted at broadband-only subsidies. Now, commissioner Ajit Pai ... continue reading »
Tellus Venture Associates helps communities develop broadband policies, programs and networks that make success possible. Since 1996, our clients have attracted new businesses and jobs, revitalized commercial and industrial areas and created state-of-the-art resources for residents, businesses and institutional operations.
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- Homes and businesses in Santa Cruz are one step closer to full fiber-to-the-premise broadband service. The Santa Cruz city council voted unanimously last week to move ahead with negotiating an FTTP/FTTH partnership with a local independent Internet service provider, Cruzio. As envisioned, the city would own – and finance – …Read More
- This isn’t where the other 99% live. If you live in the bottom 1% of Charter Communications service area, you’re not getting broadband access or, indeed, anything other than poor analog video service from the company. The message from Charter is those redlined communities – among the poorest and most …Read More
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East Bay Broadband Report Card, final report prepared for the East Bay Broadband Consortium, 28 January 2014
Initial presentation of the East Bay Broadband Report Card to the East Bay Broadband Consortium, 28 January 2013
International DTH/DBS: Market Status and System Assessment, Volume Two, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia