The Comunicano Communique for Thursday January 28th, 2016

          The Comunicano Communique     Check out today's stories…….lots of good reading that's thought provoking. And not ONE about the Trump-Fox feud. You can read that everywhere else.  Lots of really well written pieces on a variety of subjects that are relevant to many of you in different ways. Start Up? … Read more

My Take on Marriott Fined $600K for Blocking WiFi Hotspots

This comes out of the "stupid is as stupid does" department as clealy, someone inside Marriott's legal department, which is likely based right inside the Capital Beltway, doesn't know the basics of the Communications Act of 1934 nor the simple fact that jamming or causing interference that prevents reception of signals being sent over licensed … Read more

The Comunicano Daily for Friday September 5, 2014

        The Comunicano Daily       A late summer cold hit me out of nowhere, and I likely got it at the gym is my best guess. I'm in the gym 3 to 4 days a week now and feeling good. Having Wi-Fi at the club makes it less stressful and … Read more

The Comunicano Daily for Monday September 1, 2014

    The Comunicano Daily      I've been remiss in publishing so over the past few days I've started to write again. Onmy blog, in the new LinkedIn Pulse (have you noticed how much LinkedIn has gotten into content?) and now again, here in the Comunicano Daily. This month will go down as one of the most … Read more

We Need More Wired Access

Image via CrunchBase In an Op-Ed type of guest column in Forbes, founder and CEO of Level3 Jim Crowe has called out the FCC, AT&T and Verizon in what could become the firestarter of a battle in Washington, D.C. over wired and wireless access. It's a far reaching but clear "slap in the face" to … Read more

AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Move-Negotiation Tactic

Image via Wikipedia AT&T and T-Mobile have been playing chicken with the opposition regarding their wireless merger for sometime, so yesterday's move to pull their application from FCC review is simply both a negotiation tactic and a way to prevent potential shareholder litigation. Clearly the AT&T lawyers and accountants had a strong say in this. The … Read more

FCC Review of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger-Short Term Loss, Long Term Gains

Image via Wikipedia To be upfront and transparent, my view is the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile will eventually happen and all the details will get worked out between all the waring factions. Will the merger look the same as the way it did when announced. In the words of former WWE Superstar wrestler, "Stone … Read more

Let The (Litigation) Games Begin

While 2012 will be an Olympic year in sports, it's also shaping up to be an olympic like year in the courts with the FCC and the nation's wireless, wireline and cable operators all competing for medal. Between the recent FCC Net Neutrality decision, and the AT&T–T-Mobile battle that everyone from Sprint to at least … Read more

FCC Says Report Outages or Pay The Price

Telecom Law Monitor, from regulatory law firm Kelley Drye tells us that the FCC is telling VoIP and Broadband service providers to report outages or pay the fines. Basically this means that service providers are more and more being told to play on a level playing field with no distinction between legacy and next generation. … Read more