Tuesday, August 2, 2005

FCC Postpones Open Meeting until Friday

The FCC decided to postpone its Open Meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, to Friday, 05-August-2005.

Major items on the agenda include:

  • Anticompetitive conduct and circuit disruption by foreign carriers on U.S.-international routes.

  • Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming

  • Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 1.7 GHz and 2.1 GHz Bands

Various media reports also speculated that the FCC might also vote on new unbundling rules for DSL, given the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Brand X case. The court case vindicated rhe FCC's declaratory ruling on 15-March-2002 that classified cable modem service as an "information service" rather than a "cable service", meaning that cable operators are no required to open their networks to other ISPs.

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