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Ex Parte Comment on XM/Sirius Merger Conditions

January 31, 2008

These written ex parte comments were submitted in the Commission's Consolidated Applications for Authority to Transfer Control of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (XM) and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. (Sirius), MB Docket No. 07-57.

Skype Petition Ex Parte Letter

December 21, 2007

The undersigned members of the Public Interest Spectrum Coalition (PISC) renew their support for the Petition to Confirm a Consumer's Right to Use Internet Communications Software and Attach Devices to Wireless Networks ("Skype Petition") and respectfully ask the Federal Communications Commission to gather additional information concerning several recent developments in the marketplace regarding the openness of the wireless communications marketplace.

Petition Asking FCC to Declare Text Messaging Subject to Non-Discrimination Rules

December 11, 2007

The New America Foundation's Wireless Future Program, as part of a broader public interest coalition, on Dec. 11 filed a petition urging the Federal Communications Commission to issue a declaratory ruling stating that "Text Messaging and Short Codes are Title II Services or are Title I Services Subject to Section 202 Nondiscrimination Rules."

For the full document, please see the PDF attached below.

Reply Comments on Digital Radio Public Interest Obligations

November 15, 2007

These Reply Comments were submitted on behalf of Benton Foundation, Campaign Legal Center, Center for Governmental Studies, Common Cause, Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ, Inc., and Prometheus Radio Project (collectively "Public Interest Coalition" or "PIC") in the Commission's Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Digital Audio Broadcasting Systems and Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service, MM Docket No. 99-325, 22 FCCRcd 10344 (2007) ("Second FNPRM").

For the complete document, please see the attached PDF below.

Comments to FCC on Digital Radio Public Interest Obligations

October 15, 2007

With the transition to digital radio, the Commission has a rare opportunity to address documented failures in providing listeners with diverse and local programming. The transition to digital will provide broadcasters with additional programming capacity, and the Commission must use this opportunity to promote its goals of diversity, localism, and competition. The Public Interest Coalition supports the Commission's efforts to ensure that with the additional programming capacity, broadcasters, in return for the exclusive use of the public airwaves, provide meaningful service to the public.

Reply Comments on OET Unlicensed Device Testing

September 5, 2007

BEFORE THE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

In the Matter of Unlicensed Operation
in the TV Broadcast Bands, ET Docket No. 04-186

Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices
Below 900 MHZ and in the 3 GHz Band, ET Docket No. 02-380

REPLY COMMENTS OF
New America Foundation
Media Access Project
Cuwin Foundation
Michael Marcus, Sc.D., F-IEEE
Dr. Paul Kolodzy
Dr. Joseph Evans

 

Open Tech and the Wireless Future

September 5, 2007

We are living through a critical juncture in telecommunications history -- an era where fundamental changes in how we communicate are radically transforming civil society. Broadcast and spectrum regulations are often decades out of date with current technologies and decision-makers are woefully ignorant of the capabilities (or even existence) of better alternatives. Corporations utilize proprietary technologies to capture markets and lock consumers into expensive path dependencies.

Comments on OET Unlicensed Device Testing

August 15, 2007

BEFORE THE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

In the Matter of Unlicensed Operation
in the TV Broadcast Bands, ET Docket No. 04-186

Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices
Below 900 MHZ and in the 3 GHz Band, ET Docket No. 02-380

REPLY COMMENTS OF
New America Foundation
Media Access Project
Cuwin Foundation
Michael Marcus, Sc.D., F-IEEE
Dr. Paul Kolodzy
Dr. Joseph Evans

Comments in Home Shopping Proceeding

July 19, 2007

Before the
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20554

In the Matter of
Implementation of Section 4(g) of the Cable Television Consumer Protection Act of 1992
Home Shopping Station Issues, MM Docket No. 93-8

COMMENTS OF

CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER
BENTON FOUNDATION
NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION
COMMON CAUSE
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATION, INC., UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

 

Spectrum Policy for the Emerging Ultrabroadband World

June 22, 2007

The slides from J.H. Snider's presentation at the "Ultrabroadband Networks and the Personal Media Cloud" conference, hosted by Columbia University's Institute for Tele-Information, are available here in PDF format. To download the full presentation, please click on the link below. This presentation summarizes J.H. Snider's paper of the same title.