2010 October InfoTech & Telecom News

Issue Date: 
October, 2010
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The October issue of InfoTech & Telecom News leads with a report on the proposed Comcast-NBC Universal merger. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to determine by the end of the year whether it will allow the merger or block it.

Also in this issue:

  • A 31-member coalition organized around the issue of broadcast retransmission fees has been formed to press for resolution of conflicts between broadcasters and cable and satellite companies.
  • Public Knowledge and Free Press have asked the FCC to impose network neutrality rules on mobile carriers to stop them from blocking unsolicited text messages.
  • If elected this fall, Sweden’s Pirate Party promises to host a peer-to-peer sharing site from within the nation’s Parliament.
  • Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has directed his office to investigate alleged price-fixing among publishing companies and e-book sellers.
  • The FCC Broadband Performance Technical Paper No. 4 presents many valid arguments against the commission’s effort to impose network neutrality on the Internet.

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