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August 24, 2017

The Risk of Fraudulent Bidding in the FCC Connect America Fund Auction

When I was hired at the FCC in 2012, I was asked to work on reforms of various FCC spending programs. The FCC administers over $11 billion in annual spending through several programs, the largest of which include support for rural and high cost areas, schools and libraries, rural health care institutions, low-income households, and […]

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March 18, 2017

Conexon further solidifies its leading role as the most experienced fiber to the home consulting group assisting rural electric cooperatives.

Conexon, the most experienced consulting group specializing in electric cooperative fiber optic deployments, has furthered its mission, its focus and its leadership with the addition of two new senior team members. Conexon welcomes Renee Robinson and Darren Farnan to our team of partners and professional subcontractors.  Both Renee and Darren bring years of hands-on FTTH […]

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February 21, 2017

The New Trumpfone Program

If you liked the $9.25 per month Obamaphone program, you’ll love the $100,000 per subscriber Trumpfone program. First, the arithmetic of it. The FCC is preparing to spend over $100K per subscriber on broadband subsidies for certain technologies. The proposed Connect America Fund (CAF) auction caps the amount a provider can receive per location at […]

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November 9, 2016

FCC to Rural America: Drop Dead

The FCC is Wrong. It’s your turn, Mr. Trump, to support rural America as it supported you. When I worked at the FCC from 2012-2016, I proposed various ways to provide the same level of internet access service to rural America as is enjoyed by urban and suburban America. I am a lifelong Republican, which was […]

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September 6, 2016

Waiting for Harry Potter

A couple of years ago, the fiber line that runs past our house was accidentally cut, leaving the sheared cable lying across our driveway. Verizon was terrific at responding and repairing the line, and while I waited, I took my boys out on a type of Internet search. The search for the physical Internet. First, […]

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August 2, 2016

Four Tenets of Rural Broadband

Residential broadband is not merely a speed. Broadband is the capability to provide internet access service with the speed, capacity and latency necessary for whatever number of devices is normally in use at a home at any given time. Only two technologies meet that definition of broadband: fiber optic service, and cable service using DOCSIS […]

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July 1, 2016

End Telephone Welfare

________________________________________________________________________________________ Recently, Congress voted on the FCC’s decision to expand Lifeline program to broadband services. By all means, Congress should question whether the FCC is ensuring that essential telecommunications services are affordable, whether free cell phone service is necessary, whether $9.25 per month is sufficient for low-income families to purchase broadband. While it’s at it, […]

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