That was Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Michael Powell, in a statement to the press. The FCC is investigating the halftime show, the highlight of which was the exposure of one of Janet Jackson's breasts. Wow, just think what could have happened if the show had included Joe Namath!
No word yet on whether the breast exam will sidetrack the FCC's progress in explaining its Triennial review or helping carriers speed up broadband deployments nationwide.
We are sure, however, that it is time to bump and grind our way through another series of hirings and firings from the telecom biz.
Here are some of the other appointments and disappointments from the past several days:
- Li Quits Procket
- Juniper Goes Indian
- TDC Cuts Nearly 500 Jobs
- KPN Cuts 800 Jobs
- Continental Carriers Continue to Cull
- Arescom Packs Board
- Radvision Appoints COO
- Ingate Hires Marketing Director
- Servgate Bags $18M Funding
- JDSU Hires M&A Guy
- Inclarity Names New CTO
- Laurel Appoints Don Pyle as CEO
- Natural Convergence Appoints CEO
- Verio Names New CEO
That's all the fancy dancin' we can stand to do right now. Please continue to send your news tips to [email protected] so we can stay ahead of who's-going-where in the industry. And if you have any suggestions on how the FCC can keep from looking like (or looking at) boobs, send those along as well.
— Phil Harvey, Senior Editor, Light Reading