Finally, Broadband Over Powerline, R.I.P.

BPL is finally dead. The City of Manassas, Virginia which spent $1.6 million building and running nations' biggest BPL network has pulled the plug on the service that had about 500 residential and 46 businesses customers. It cost the city $100,000 a month to maintain.…

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Former FCC Chair Lays Out the Limits on the Agency's Authority

Big consumer issues such as the availability of internet apps on mobile devices and metered broadband are outside FCC authority said Kevin Martin, the former FCC chairman speaking today in Seattle. He also expressed doubt that adding spectrum alone would solve the mobile bandwidth crunch.…

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FCC’s Kevin Martin To Resign

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, a Republican, said today that he will be stepping down from his post once the new administration takes over next……

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Yo FCC! Are You Doing Anything About Metered Broadband?

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has recently taken up a populist and politically lucrative crusade against Comcast and its nefarious efforts to block certain kinds of traffic. But this is nothing more than a diversionary tactic, one aimed at taking attention away from the service providers' implementation of metered broadband.…

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