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I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
GigaOmÃ¢â¬â¢s Katie Fehrenbacher attended today a speech by AT&T Chairman Ed Whitacre before the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and reports that heÃ¢â¬â¢s as hard-line as ever about network neutrality. HereÃ¢â¬â¢s what he said:
Ã¢â¬ÅSome companies want us to be a big dumb pipe that gets bigger and biggerÃ¢â¬Â¦No one gets a free ride. The American economy doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t work that wayÃ¢â¬Â¦We are not going to build this with no chance for a return. Those that want to use this will pay.Ã¢â¬Â
The Hollywood ReporterÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Wallenstein has this extended, excellent piece on the cable-telco battle of the bundles. Buried in the article, however, is something new to me: Comcast, Time Warner and Cox will start this month testing the sale of mobile voice service as part of a new, expanded quadruple-play package.
This potentially killer combination flows from the $200 million dollar-backed consortium formed last year by Comcast, Time Warner, Cox Communications and Advance/Newhouse with Sprint-Nextel. According to the piece, Comcast and Cox will trial a mobile voice service in selected markets including Boston, Austin, Texas, and Portland, OR. . . .
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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