Abandoning the vote is a setback for FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, one of three Republicans on the five-member commission, who had hoped to pass his proposal before power changes hands in Washington. Martin pulled the item from the agenda for Tuesday’s FCC meeting after mounting opposition from many corners of the telecommunications industry, consumer groups and Congress.
It looks like the White Spaces issue will still be discussed, which means some of us will still be juggling voting with watching the meeting. (Aargh!)
I have been wondering why the push. Well mostly, I’ve been wondering why the push with White Spaces. It seems as if the FCC is moving towards opening the White Spaces. It seems as if the expected change of administration is not going to change that focus. The USF is a different issue and I don’t know enough to speak on that topic. But I did run into a fun article earlier today on the prospective changes for telecos with a Democratic sweep tomorrow.