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The Telecom Digest for May 5, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 124 : "text" Format

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 Re: IEEE article on GSM interference affecting GPS landing systems         (Steven)
 FCC now expected to leave broadband services deregulated             (Thad Floryan)

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Date: Mon, 03 May 2010 17:22:14 -0700 From: Steven <diespammers@killspammers.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: IEEE article on GSM interference affecting GPS landing systems Message-ID: <hrnpbn$kl$2@news.eternal-september.org> Sam Spade wrote: > Rob Warnock wrote: > >> >> Other than that, most of what you say is correct. All it takes is just >> a bit of nonlinearity in nearby electronics to demodulate the R.F. and >> produce the 217 Hz (or 108 Hz) buzz. >> > > I get that from my iPhone with two devices in my house. It seems I have > to be within about 3 feet of them to get it to happen. > I got a chance to see if there was any kind of interference on my GPS from a GSM phone. A friend made and received calls on it as well as just leaving it on, no real interference as what had happened with my old TOMTOM, there was a little buzzing, but I don't think it was the phone. We linked the Blue Tooth devices; the cell phone and the GPS, no problems. -- The only good spammer is a dead one!! Have you hunted one down today? (c) 2010 I Kill Spammers, Inc., A Rot in Hell. Co.
Date: Mon, 03 May 2010 19:33:54 -0700 From: Thad Floryan <thad@thadlabs.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: FCC now expected to leave broadband services deregulated Message-ID: <4BDF8792.10504@thadlabs.com> <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/02/AR2010050203 262_pf.html> FCC Chairman Genachowski expected to leave broadband services deregulated By Cecilia Kang Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, May 3, 2010 The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has indicated he wants to keep broadband services deregulated, according to sources, even as a federal court decision has exposed weaknesses in the agency's ability to be a strong watchdog over the companies that provide access to the Web. The FCC currently has "ancillary" authority over broadband providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon and must adequately justify actions over those providers. Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the agency had exceeded its authority in 2008 when it applied sanctions against Comcast. The ruling cast doubt over the FCC's ability to create a "net neutrality" rule that would force Internet service providers to treat all services and applications on the Web equally. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is expected to respond soon to the court ruling. Three sources at the agency said Genachowski has not made a final decision but has indicated in recent discussions that he is leaning toward keeping in place the current regulatory framework for broadband services but making some changes that would still bolster the FCC's chances of overseeing some broadband policies. The sources said Genachowski thinks "reclassifying" broadband to allow for more regulation would be overly burdensome on carriers and would deter investment. But they said he also thinks the current regulatory framework would lead to constant legal challenges to the FCC's authority every time it attempted to pursue a broadband policy. "The telephone and cable companies will object to any path the chairman takes," said Art Brodsky, a spokesman for Public Knowledge, a media public interest group. "He might as well take the one that best protects consumers and is most legally sound." The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because a final decision hasn't been made and because of the sensitive nature of the issue. FCC spokeswoman Jen Howard would say only that Genachowski has not made a final decision. Telecommunications companies would cheer a decision from the FCC to retain the current regulatory structure. "It should come as no surprise . . . that leading financial analysts and technology commentators have questioned this path," the biggest telecommunications and cable trade groups wrote in a letter to Genachowski last week, warning against further regulation. "Thus it is hard to imagine a regulatory policy more at odds with the commission's goal of encouraging 'private investment and market-driven innovation.' " Supporters of net neutrality -- companies such as Google and Skype as well as public interest groups -- have called for the agency to shift broadband Internet services more clearly under the agency's authority, saying consumers would be more vulnerable to business decisions that could cut off competition and access to applications on the Web. And they said the agency could strip broadband services of many of the rules that apply to other telecom services. 2010 The Washington Post Company
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