April 8th, 2010

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Link Harvest: VZ Thinks We Have Enough Spectrum

This is just weird. It's like Hamas saying: "Hey, we have enough land -- no reason to impose a settlement freeze."
http://blog.broadband.gov/?entryId=358488

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/451209-Verizon_CEO_Does_Not_Back_FCC_Spectrum_Reclamation_Proposal.php

Sure, VZ is top dog now, so limiting spectrum to competitors is a smart move. But unless VZ is seriously concerned about spectrum caps (and they might be, in light of some interesting stuff I haven't had time to blog about), they can expect to outbid everyone but AT&T.
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Sucks to be in the UK, But I get to see other countries screw up their infrastructure

And here I thought Americans were pussies when it came to citizenship. Apparently, we are masters of civic engagement when compared to the Brits.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/04/digital-economy-bill-passes-in-the-uk.ars

Parliament apparently takes orders from Hollywood, and apparently with the acquiescence of the British public -- who could not be bothered with such trivialities as contacting their MPs during the "wash up" session after the bill passed the Lords last week.

The "Digital Economy Law" includes nearly everything on the MPAA wish list "three strikes" termination of internet subscription, copyright filtering, throttling, eliminating p2p. More analysis here.

I confess it delights me to see other countries screw up their critical infrastructure. It provides me with evidence of how screwed up this will be without the U.S. needing to screw ourselves first (like we did with broadband deregulation).