The FCC’s Commissioners ignored facts presented by US telcos because they conflict with myths about American exceptionalism.
European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager echoed telco lobbyists who say over half of all internet traffic leads to just six US firms.
It is not always easy to predict which articles will interest readers of Commsrisk.
Swedish prosecutors have announced they are investigating Ericsson’s activities in Iraq, including suspected payments to Islamic State.
A country cannot make rules for others if it cannot agree consistent rules within its own borders.
Rules that stop UK comms providers intimidating vulnerable people are set aside when the BBC collects money.
Articles about war and corruption generated a lot of traffic for Commsrisk during the month of March, but there were some positive stories amidst the bad news.
Key people at AT&T, Lumen and Verizon warned against proposals that would cost ‘tens of millions of dollars’ but yield little benefit.
France and the European Union could readily extend sanctions to Russian satellite TV channels but may fear reprisals.
The US government and its comms regulator pursues their international objectives in such a piecemeal fashion that they lack coherence when viewed together.