“Time has shown, however, that the best way to promote competition and innovation is to encourage the deployment of advanced, facilities-based networks and competition across sectors.” Joe Barton Congressman from Texas
Here you will find a collection of publications, links and files that relate to both M2Z Networks and the broadband wireless marketplace in the United States. Though some of the materials in this center have been authored by M2Z, many have been written by journalists, professors and other authorities in the telecommunications field.
Sen. Corker questions FCC Inaction on Broadband (Video: 4:52) Senator Bob Corker questions FCC Commissioners Copps and Adelstein about the opportunity at the FCC to permit the private sector to build a ubiquitous free wireless broadband network.
M2Z on CNN (Video: 5:29) CNN invites M2Z CEO John Muleta to discuss the FCC dismissal of M2Z’s plan and the FCC’s continued delay to decide if America deserves free wireless broadband.
M2Z Goes to Washington (Video: 5:16) M2Z CEO John Muleta Testifies before Congress, April 19, 2007, at the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. Download Written Testimony
M2Z Networks CEO John Muleta joined the Jackson City Council, staff of the Mississippi Congressional Delegation, and state and local civic leaders to discuss the importance of affordable broadband and what is currently being done to bring it to Jackson, Mississippi.
On June 6, 2007, M2Z launched the “M2Z Broadband Challenge,” a nationwide grant program to provide broadband modems so America’s under-served communities may connect to M2Z’s planned network. M2Z has pledged to match up to $10 million in funds raised by non-profit organizations.
A recent nationwide showed strong, bipartisan support for M2Z Networks’ free wireless broadband proposal. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed supported the FCC’s licensing of spectrum to provide free broadband across the country. Those surveyed were especially supportive of M2Z’s commitments to serve low-income Americans, children and to support our first responders.
A study conducted by Professor Simon Wilkie and filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 26, 2007 finds that the FCC’s use of auctions for assigning spectrum licenses could be subject to anti-competitive behavior by incumbent carriers.
A study conducted by Dr. Kostas Liopiros, former Telecommunications Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, finds that each year of delay in approving M2Z’s license application results in a reduction in consumer benefit by $4.7 billion dollars.
Professor Simon Wilkie, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for Communication Law and Policy at the Annenberg Center at the University of Southern California conducted a study which concludes that benefits to the American taxpayer could total $18 to $25 billion if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approves the plan submitted by M2Z Networks to build a family-friendly wireless nationwide broadband network.
The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) called upon the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow Menlo Park-based M2Z Networks to begin offering its family-friendly wireless nationwide broadband network free to the public in a letter signed by chair Paul Sardena.
A study performed by Dr. Simon Wilkie, former chief economist at the FCC and current head of the University of Southern California Center for Communications Law and Policy, reviews past auction results and finds that auctions do not work in all circumstances to secure for the public the benefits of the efficient use of spectrum as the law requires the FCC to do.
A study conducted by a former Telecommunications Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, Dr. Kostas Liopiros, calculates the consumer benefit of M2Z’s pending license application at $32.4 billion. Dr. Liopiros further concludes that a one year delay in M2Z’s entry into the market will cost the public by $4.7 billion in direct consumer benefit.
Study by Professor Simon Wilkie, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for Communication Law and Policy at the Annenberg Center at the University of Southern California, which concludes that the FCC’s approval of M2Z Networks’ pending license application would increase consumer welfare by 18-25 billion dollars. Author: Simon Wilkie, Ph.D.
Posted on: Aug. 7, 2006 This paper examines how M2Z Networks’ proposed nationwide commercial wireless IP network could be a resilient, durable and dynamic component to the communication system when disaster strikes. Author: M2Z Networks, Inc