The Sunday Brief

Connecting technology, telecommunications, and the internet

Sprint’s Head is Above Water

Mother’s Day greetings from Charlotte (Wells Fargo Championship pictured) and Dallas.  Thanks again for all of the well wishes concerning my new job, and we’ll miss the interaction with each of you through The Sunday Brief every week.  Again, our last issue will be...

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President Obama and the Set Top Box

Tax Day greetings from Washington DC (where I chaired a terrific discussion at INCOMPAS), Chicago, Charlotte, and Dallas.  Thanks to everyone who showed up at the panel and participated – all of the speakers on Monday were great, including Chairman Tom Wheeler...

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Four (or more) Earnings Questions We’d Like to Ask

April greetings from Louisville (pictured is the view of the Muhammed Ali Center and the Ohio River from my room at the Galt House Hotel) and Dallas.   This week, we begin the earnings watch list with some questions for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Before...

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Some Questions for Netflix (and the FCC)

April greetings from Dallas, Charlotte, and Effingham, South Carolina (home of Margaret Holmes’ Peanut Patch Hot Boiled Peanuts – sign pictured).  The past two weeks have been busy; rather than diving too deep into one event, we’ll cover several important items...

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Three Headlines that will Impact First Quarter Earnings

Greetings from Kansas City (BBQ pictured – no “scratch and sniff” available for this photo), Columbus (OH), Charlotte, and Dallas.  This has been a busy travel week, and it has been difficult to reply to the myriad of responses I received to last week’s set-top box...

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The FCC’s Set Top Box Kerfuffle

Greetings from Dallas.  That’s right - a week without travel-  a “Spring Break” of sorts from January and February’s crazy schedule.  Rather than talking with many of you from airports or the car, I called from balmy Texas.  I was also able to take in the Jesuit...

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Can Sprint Restore its Luster?

Greetings from Lawrence (KS) - pictured, Kansas City, and Dallas.  It’s been a busy week in the telecom world, with continued speculation about potential cable marriages (the latest on Friday was a combination of privately-held Cox Communications and Charter), robust...

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The Value of a Good Value

Greetings from soggy Atlanta, mild St. Louis, and red-hot Dallas.  I took this picture Friday morning to remind us all of the value of entrepreneurship.  eTrak, a PAG client, was in the process of readying a multiple hundred-site order, and had to move into the Board...

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