Derek Khana, the de facto spokesperson for cellphone unlocking, recently published a position piece in Forbes, offering a compelling counter argument to a recent editorial in the Hill in which one of the many D.C. “think tanks” offered up a defense of wireless carriers’ policies that limit unlocking, bubble-wrapped in the importance of intellectual property
LightSquared May Be Running Out Of Time, Options and Money
By Gregory E. Kunkle on
Posted in FCC, Telecom Policy
The news has not been good for wireless start-up LightSquared as recent reports suggest it is running out of cash as key Federal agencies and departments maintain the company has not demonstrated that its proposed Wireless service will not interfere with critical GPS applications.
LightSquared started 2011 by celebrating the FCC’s decision to grant…
AT&T and T-Mobile Abandon FCC; Focus on Antitrust Litigation for Merger Approval
By C. Douglas Jarrett on
Posted in FCC, Negotiating Strategies, Telecom Policy
Last week, AT&T bowed to reality as it and Deutsche Telekom withdrew their transfer of control application from the FCC, reportedly as FCC Chairman Genachowski announced his recommendation that the Commission adopt an order designating the application for hearing. Cecilia Kang reports on the applicants’ surprising move.
Harold Feld of Public Knowledge maintains that under…