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FCC Invites Comment on Pole Attachment Issues Related to 5G

The wireless industry continues to push for almost tariff-like regulation of communications attachments on utility poles. Despite prior statements by the FCC favoring negotiated agreements, the wireless industry is now asking the FCC to prohibit a utility pole owner from even attempting to reach a negotiated agreement, ironically stifling the […]

The FCC’S Newly Reformed Rural Healthcare Program

The Commission’s Rural Healthcare (RHC) Program is divided into two parts: (1) the Telecommunications (Telecom) Program; and (2) the Healthcare Connect Fund Program. The Telecom Program, established in 1997, subsidizes the difference between urban and rural rates for telecommunications services. The Healthcare Connect Fund, which was created in 2012, provides […]

7 reasons IT services deals fail – and how to resolve disputes

In the world of IT and telecom services, deals occasionally break down.  When this happens, the customer-supplier relationship is sorely strained.  Working through these challenges while also handling day-to-day vendor management is time consuming, often with negligible performance improvements, which only exacerbates customer dissatisfaction.  This article highlights common causes of […]

TMI: Tech Companies’ Insatiable Appetites for Data, and How Enterprises Can Avoid Over-Sharing

In the past few months, we’ve witnessed a torrent of revelations about tech companies’ collection and sharing of user information. Every link in the chain is culpable: device manufacturers, wireless carriers, app developers, social media platforms, and data brokers and analytics firms. From mobile carriers selling access to users’ real-time […]