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Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in December 2008
FCC Could Drop Filtering For Free Internet Plan
News  |  12/30/2008  | 
In hopes of getting free wireless broadband passed before he's replaced, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said the winner of the AWS-3 spectrum wouldn't have to filter adult content.
AT&T, Verizon Finalize Asset Swap
News  |  12/23/2008  | 
The swap, which stems from the acquisitions of rural carriers, will improve AT&T's voice and data coverage in several states.
Panasonic On Track To Acquire Sanyo In February
News  |  12/22/2008  | 
The $9 billion purchase price is about 4% lower than Sanyo's recent stock trading value.
Free Wireless Broadband Still Available?
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
Two congressmen have found a technicality in the morass of FCC rules and regulations that pertain to the auctioning of the AWS-3 spectrum, which resides in the 2,155- to 2,180-MHz band.
Cable Industry Keeping Quiet Before Digital TV Switch
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
The group's trade association said it will cease moving analog channels to digital channels for the next three months and let consumers concentrate on the Feb. 17 deadline.
Apple Sued Over Apple TV
News  |  12/18/2008  | 
EZ4Media's lawsuit alleges that Apple TV, Airport Express, and Apple Macintosh personal computers infringe four of its patents.
Free Internet In Limbo As FCC Chairman Cancels Vote
News  |  12/15/2008  | 
The proposal would have helped established a nationwide license in the 2,155-MHz to 2,180-MHz band, of which 25% would have been set aside for free Internet access.
Sprint To Pay $17.5 Million For Early Termination Fees
News  |  12/10/2008  | 
The company has secured preliminary court approval for a settlement regarding early termination fees, and it may help the carrier dodge larger class-action suits.
E-Discovery Partnerships Go For Gold
Commentary  |  12/10/2008  | 
Vendors are teaming up to tackle e-discovery -- and rake in cash.
Democrats Blast FCC Chairman Martin's Management
News  |  12/10/2008  | 
Criticisms in the 110-page report range from Martin's heavy-handed, opaque, and non-collegial management style to complaints that Martin suppressed various reports by staff.
Changes Ahead For E-Discovery Rules?
Commentary  |  12/9/2008  | 
As IT and corporate counsel struggle with the financial, technical, and legal burdens of e-discovery, efforts are under way to lighten those burdens by modifying federal rules. But others say changes aren't necessary.
Top 10 Open Source Stories Of 2008
News  |  12/8/2008  | 
The advent of Linux-powered netbooks, the launch of Google's Android and Chrome, and Nokia's move to snap up Symbian pushed open source further into the mainstream, despite ongoing legal wrangling.

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