Ala carte programming — who pays for what?

November 30, 2005

The FCC yesterday came out endorsing “Ala carte” programming from cable and satellite providers — as a way to give parents more control over the type of programming coming into their house.

The full statement of the FCC Chairman before the Senate yesterday is here (Acrobat document), but one section that caught my eye was this:
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FCC denies states ability to force unbundling

April 3, 2005

Apparently the FCC isn’t going to allow states to force telcos to provide unbundled DSL—which means that they can continue along their merry way, forcing customers to buy voice services (and I suppose whatever else they want to require) in order to get DSL.

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New Toshiba e830 Pocket PC?

August 1, 2004

Apparently if Toshiba is leaving the Pocket PC market (or the market in the US, depending on which story you’re listening to), they’re taking the overland route… This link to the FCC’s web site appears to show the FCC approval label for a Bluetooth & Wi-Fi equipped Toshiba e830.

Current rumours have it using a 520 MHz processor, 128 meg of memory, with a 4” VGA screen, and both CF and SD slots.

As usual, the full twenty-five cent grinching on the topic is available at Brighthand and Pocket PC Thoughts.

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Minister of Information

June 11, 2003

Ah, that wacky Minister of Information… No, not Comical Ali this time—we’re talking the FCC:

Minister of Information

(link goes to Flash animation)

Like most of Mark Fiore’s stuff, wildly funny and just a little too close to reality to be comfortable.

Check out the archive and be sure not to miss the “Total Information Awareness” piece from last week.

(via quotidian)

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