Archive for February 27th, 2008

700 MHz Auction: Sure the money’s good, but…

While none of the bidders in the 700 MHz auction are making any noise, one U.S. Senator is. Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor is lambasting the FCC, and specifically chairman Kevin Martin’s handling of the auction, despite the $19.5 billion in funds so far raised in difficult economic times. According to a story by Broadcasting & Cable, Pryor told a room full of broadcasters that the auction was a disaster, benefiting the major Tier I vendors to the determent of smaller operators. more

iPhone SDK worth the wait

With less than three days left in February, there is still no sign of Apple’s software development kit (SDK) for the iPhone, promised to us by CEO Steve Jobs himself back in October of last year. The rumor reported in Business Week was that it will be delayed by one to three weeks, although Apple has yet to confirm a new launch date or offer an explanation for the holdup. Knowing Apple and its penchant for doing the unexpected (read: anything it wants), it’s probably in no hurry and is banking on its customers agreeing the iPhone SDK will be worth the wait. more

Drawing a shaky line on P2P shaping

It was Comcast on the podium defending itself from charges of P2P blocking this week, but it was service providers of all shapes and sizes left wondering if the FCC and Congress would soon be telling them how to manage their networks. more

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