19th Mobile Wireless Competition Report

19th Mobile Wireless Competition Report

Posted under: Internet and Phone

The FCC Needs Your Input

The Federal Communication Commission needs help with compiling the 19th report on the state of mobile wireless competition. Each year it creates a report analyzing this industry and it is looking for information from those in the know. Comments can be filed by May 31st and reply comments by June 15. It is seeking input from industry insiders, consumers, and other interested parties.

What The FCC Wants to Know

In its quest for input for the pending report, the FCC is looking for relevant details that occurred in the 2nd half of 2015 or the first half of 2016, such as:

  • Coverage by demographics, geography, technology and spectrum band.
  • Names and information on the service providers offering wireless technology, including the Internet of Things.
  • Availability of mobile wireless connections throughout the world.
  • Overall charge rates, and rates specific to individual providers.
  • Market shares and concentration.
  • Upstream spectrum/non-spectrum segments.
  • Consumer behavior in regards to mobile wireless services like handsets, mobile applications, and consumer usage.
  • Consumer behavior with intermodal developments like mobile-wireline substitution.
  • Pricing trends and levels.
  • Non-price factors that are competitive features for the different service providers.
  • Speed, latency and other performance metrics for mobile broadband networks.
  • The methodologies used in assessment.
  • Whether the metrics used in the 18th report were adequate for analyzing the competition.
  • Recommendations of metrics to use to adequately measure the mobile wireless industry.

The State of Competition

Top on the agenda of this year's report is clarifying the state of mobile wireless broadband competition in this country. The 18th annual report published last year in December included data on competition in the industry but was inconclusive in regards to whether or not the marketplace is actually considered competitive. There is contention within the industry about whether or not it is competitive and an independent assessment that clarifies things is needed.

Once published, the report will be available on its own dedicated website, and will be updated as more information comes to light. It will hopefully tell us if there is adequate deployment of advanced telecommunications in the mobile wireless industry.

Recent Posts
The Student's Internet Research Guide - 2020 Edition

The Student's Internet Research Guide - 2020 Edition

Research is an important part of your work in both high school and college. This in-depth student’s research guide looks at the internet resources available to you and how to get the most out of them.

Posted under: Internet and Student

The 14 Apps and Social Media Sites Parents Need to be Aware Of

The 14 Apps and Social Media Sites Parents Need to be Aware Of

It’s important to keep children safe online. While danger can lurk almost anywhere on the internet, here we discuss the apps and social media sites parents need to be particularly aware of.

Posted under: Internet, Safety and Cyber Bullying

The Complete Evolution Of Blogging – Everything You Need To Know

The Complete Evolution Of Blogging – Everything You Need To Know

What was the first blog? How many blogs are there? Today, blogging is hugely popular having evolved from simple personal journals to a major source of digital information and entertainment. Here we highlight the key details and events the history of blogging,

Posted under: Internet and Google

Disney Plus: Everything You Need to Know Before You Sign Up

Disney Plus: Everything You Need to Know Before You Sign Up

Disney Plus is a new streaming service bringing you all your favorite Disney movies and shows as well as new and original Disney content. Here we answer your questions about Disney Plus.

Posted under: Internet and Television

14 Facts About YouTube You Probably Didn't Know

14 Facts About YouTube You Probably Didn't Know

YouTube has become a part of our digital lives but beyond knowing it’s popular, free, and international, how much do you really know about this internet sensation? We look at 14 facts about the hugely popular video site.

Posted under: Internet, Social Media and Youtube

The Complete Guide to Domain Names: What Are They and How Do They Actually Work

The Complete Guide to Domain Names: What Are They and How Do They Actually Work

Domain names play a key role in ensuring content can be found and seen online. We look at what they really are, how they work and some key facts about the history of domain names.

Posted under: Internet

The 10 Craziest Internet Hoaxes In History

The 10 Craziest Internet Hoaxes In History

The internet is an important of information bit that information isn’t always true. We summarize some of the funniest, craziest and strangest hoaxes that have circulated via the internet.

Posted under: Internet and Funny

How to Check if a Website is Safe and Legitimate - The Ultimate Guide

How to Check if a Website is Safe and Legitimate - The Ultimate Guide

There are many scam, fake or fraudulent websites on the internet. We’ll explore how to tell the legitimate from the dangerous to make your online browsing experience that bit safer.

Posted under: Internet and Safety

19 Alarming Cybercrime Statistics For 2020

19 Alarming Cybercrime Statistics For 2020

We take a look at the latest cybercrime statistics and discuss in detail what you can do to keep yourself, your business and your family safe from cybercrime when using the internet.

Posted under: Internet and Safety

Internet Security 101: How To Keep Your Home Internet Safe And Secure

Internet Security 101: How To Keep Your Home Internet Safe And Secure

There are many tools you can use to keep your home internet safe and secure. In this blog post we look at some of the most common threats and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

Posted under: Internet and Safety