Harold Feld

Farewell To AT&T’s Jim Cicconi.

It may seem odd for me to say, and meaning no offense to his replacement Bob Quinn, but I am sorry to see Jim Cicconi retire from AT&T at the end of August.

Update on Municipal Broadband Decision. The Fate of Pinetop, NC

[Commentary] Greenlight, the muni provider of Wilson (NC), took advantage of the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 municipal broadband order and began offering gigabit broadband in Pinetop (NC), population 1400.

FCC Loses It’s Muni Broadband Test Case. What Comes Next?

[Commentary] While that seems obvious, we often miss it in policy debates. But it is rather important to keep in mind when reading Tennessee v. FCC.

T-Mobile’s Zero-Rating of Pokémon GO Raises Questions for the Open Internet

Beginning July 19, T-Mobile is offering a limited-time promotion tied to the wildly popular augmented reality game Pokémon GO, in which the mobile data used by the game will not count toward a customer’s data cap.

NCTA Shocked — SHOCKED! — to Discover Ex Parte Process At FCC.

[Commentary] Every now and then, I am reminded that the cable news networks such as Fox and MSNBC are members of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). But seeing this recent blog post reminded me.

AT&T’s Business Data Service Hissy Fit Is Bad Strategy.

[Commentary] Hell hath no fury like an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) scorned.

What Do We Learn From Big Data Visualizations Of Net Neutrality Comments?

[Commentary] The 1.1 million public comments the Federal Communications Commission has received on its network neutrality proceeding do not simply reflect the talking points we see in the mainstream media and debated in Washington (DC) policy circ

Title II Forbearance Is Actually So Easy It Makes Me Want To Puke.

[Commentary] For those following the debate around whether to classify broadband access service as a “Title II” telecommunications service under the Communications Act of 1934, you may have heard about a thing called “forbearance.”

T-Mobile Data Roaming Petition Proves Wireless Data Caps Are About Market Power

[Commentary] The extremely aggressive bandwidth caps that most mobile providers impose -- particularly AT&T and Verizon -- don’t make any sense as a way to manage congestion and that they seriously undermine the value of mobile broadband to co