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March 9, 2009

Audio/Video of AT&T Breakup 25th Anniversary event.

Filed under: events,webcast - 09 Mar 2009

High quality audio and video of last Friday’s Has Divestiture Worked? event @ NYU can now be found below.

July 8, 2008

Supreme Court agrees to review ISP suit against AT&T

Filed under: access,government,litigation - 08 Jul 2008

US Supreme CourtOn Jun 23 the Supreme Court agreed to review a California suit where Linkline, an ISP, had accused AT&T of charging so much for wholesale access that the ISP could not compete. AT&T argues that they are under no obligation. An appeals court found for Linkline. The Bush administration persuaded the Supreme Court to review the case.

The outcome has serious inferences for access competition in the nation.

June 24, 2008

Supreme Court to review case of independent ISP vs. AT&T

US Supreme CourtThere’s been some discussion on the ISOC-NY discuss list as to whether a free market solution or government initiatives are best way to improve broadband access in the U.S. Part of that discussion is the question as to whether there actually has been an open and competitive market for broadband services.

A case where an independent ISP, Linkline Communications, alleged that AT&T charged excessive access fees that prevented them from competing in the broadband market will now be reviewed by the Supreme Court. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco had ruled against AT&T but the Bush Administration’s Office of U.S. Solicitor General sided with AT&T, maintaining that federal antitrust laws don’t cover the LinkLine claims.

April 19, 2008

AT&T: Internet to hit full capacity by 2010

Filed under: broadband,development,networks - 19 Apr 2008

AT@T logoA CNET article reports that, at a recent forum in London Jim Cicconi, VP of legislative affairs for AT&T, warned that the current systems that constitute the Internet will not be able to cope with the increasing amounts of video and user-generated content being uploaded.

“The surge in online content is at the center of the most dramatic changes affecting the Internet today,” he said. “In three years’ time, 20 typical households will generate more traffic than the entire Internet today.”

January 29, 2008

Has AT&T Lost Its Mind?

Filed under: development,net neutrality,networks - 29 Jan 2008

Tim Wu In a recent Slate article Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu suggests that the recent proposal by AT&T to monitor internet traffic for copyright violations is the equivalent of corporate seppuku.

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