FCC boss hints at change to neutrality policy • The Register

FCC boss hints at change to neutrality policy • The Register.

Verizon, the FCC and What You Need to Know About Net Neutrality | The Nation

Verizon, the FCC and What You Need to Know About Net Neutrality | The Nation.

U.S. court upholds trial plan over defunct Nortel’s $7.5 billion cash | chicagotribune.com

U.S. court upholds trial plan over defunct Nortel’s $7.5 billion cash – chicagotribune.com.

Alcatel-Lucent Helps Carriers Find Sites for Small Cells

Alcatel-Lucent Helps Carriers Find Sites for Small Cells.

AT&T, Frontier, other telcos’ rural broadband boosted by $255M in CAF-I grants | FierceTelecom


The FCC has allocated a total of $255 million in grants from its Connect America Fund Phase I (CAF-I), enabling five telcos to deliver broadband access to over 400,000 rural homes and businesses in 41 states.

AT&T (NYSE: T), CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP), Frontier Communications (Nasdaq: FTR), and Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) have agreed to take CAF-I funding to reach customers unserved by broadband service today.

Verizon (NYSE: VZ), the second largest telco, decided not to participate in the program.

All of these service providers decided to take more money in the second part of the CAF-I program after the FCC changed the rules about how the funds could be spent.

CenturyLink, for example, was initially eligible to get $90 million in CAF-funding, but it only accepted $35 million last year because it said that the FCC’s rules made it “uneconomic” to bring broadband to other areas.

AT&T, Frontier, other telcos’ rural broadband boosted by $255M in CAF-I grants – FierceTelecom.

House overwhelmingly passes landmark patent reform bill — but not without dissent | VentureBeat | Business | by Rebecca Grant

House overwhelmingly passes landmark patent reform bill — but not without dissent | VentureBeat | Business | by Rebecca Grant.

House votes 325-91 to pass Innovation Act, first anti-patent-troll bill | Ars Technica

House votes 325-91 to pass Innovation Act, first anti-patent-troll bill | Ars Technica.

House Bill Raises Bar for Suits Over Patents – NYTimes.com

House Bill Raises Bar for Suits Over Patents – NYTimes.com.

Patent troll bill clears House with huge majority | Government – InfoWorld

Patent troll bill clears House with huge majority | Government – InfoWorld.

How do businesses in NW Minnesota use Broadband? | Blandin on Broadband

How do businesses in NW Minnesota use Broadband? | Blandin on Broadband.