FCC regulation & VoIP: What’s next?

Things have been heating up between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the VoIP industry lately.

FCC relaxes restrictions on airline Internet access

The Federal Communications Commission released a new set of rules today aimed at making it easier for airline carriers to offer their passengers in-flight Internet access — and I don’t think I’m alone when saying it’s about freakin’ time.

FCC ponies up $300M to bring broadband to rural America

Internet access might not be a human right, but having a connection to the web can help people get more access to their rights, to new opportunities, to better information — to the world. And with a $300 million subsidy, the U.S. government is hoping to bring that access to more people in remote areas of the country.

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FCC chairman Julius Genachowski calls for SOPA compromise

The Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act may be on hiatus, but what’s really at stake are two equally critical values that don’t necessarily have to be in opposition of each other, Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski stated in a fireside chat at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich today.

Can the FCC stop the coming spectrum crunch?

For all the talk of a pending spectrum crunch that is worrying regulators and wireless companies, Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski doesn’t seem to be doing a whole lot about it.