Verizon FiOS is breaking down its programming bundle, offering the option to subscribe to a basic tier of channels which can be supplemented with mini-bundles of channels – essentially theme-based tiers – for an incremental fee.
NCTA president Michael Powell said reclassification is unjustifiably going too far; that even a partial victory for any of the interests involved will be treated as a first step in completely undermining the FCC’s intent; and said that barring some other solution more litigation against the FCC is inevitable.
LTE-Unlicensed is a standard being developed by 3GPP so that cell phone operators such as Verizon and T-Mobile will be able to use unlicensed spectrum around 5 GHz. The co-existence of Wi-Fi and . . .
Ciciora compares the differences, and similarities, between cable companies and newspapers when debating network neutrality by drawing comparisons between operators and editors . . .
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has launched a major fact-finding process to assess whether Canada has the right telecommunications to be a world-class player in the digital economy.
So much for the home field advantage. The City of Philadelphia, preparing to renegotiate Comcast's franchise agreements, released a long-awaited report that shows that Comcast's hometown customers are less happy with their service than Comcast customers elsewhere.
Consumer advocate groups are asking the FCC to require phone companies to block automated calls. However, phone companies are resistant to the possibility of strict rules due to . . .
Armed with a new study showing a direct correlation between rising programming costs and diminished infrastructure investment, the organization has petitioned the FCC to rein in skyrocketing content costs, which would free capital for service improvements.
The FCC has denied a petition from the NAB and Public Knowledge to not consider what constitutes “effective competition” in the MVPD market.
Federal Judge Edward M. Chen of the District of Northern California has ruled against the claim AT&T filed in January, which stated the company is exempt from FTC jurisdiction due to their status as a common carrier.
Tennessee lawmakers have shelved a bill meant to allow its municipalities to expand the internet services beyond its current limits. Consideration of the bill has been postponed until 2016 as support for the bill was insufficient.
Tacoma, whose Click service is one of the first modern municipal broadband networks, is considering leasing operations to Wave Broadband, which would introduce gigabit service and VoIP.
When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed. . .
Sprint and smaller carriers are hoping to team up to take on AT&T and Verizon in next year’s 600 MHz broadcast incentive auctions.
The FCC says the first lawsuits filed against the government's new Internet traffic rules are "premature" and may be dismissed because they were filed too early. The Federal Communications . . .
Comcast says its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable will take longer than expected because of a long-running regulatory review. The country's largest cable company wants to buy Time Warner . . .
The city council of Columbus, OH, looking to encourage the private sector to roll out high speed broadband, has approved a plan to offer anyone willing to provide such services to use city-owned fiber.
The research program, NYU Wireless, is exploring millimeter wave wireless. mmWave is good only for short distances, but it has the potential for delivering data at rates nearing 1 Gbps.
The Oregon Senate expects to vote Tuesday on a bill giving tax breaks to Internet providers and companies that own data centers, the measure's sponsor said Monday. The bill is a response to an . . .
The lawsuits challenging the FCC’s recent Internet activities have started to trickle in. Two suits challenge the Commission’s Open Internet plan. Another aims to block the agency from nullifying two specific state laws that restrict the expansion of municipal broadband networks.
The CRTC has backed off a plan to order Canadian MVPDs to offer their subscribers full a la carte choice, and instead has ordered Canadian operators to establish basic service bundles that can be supplemented with additional tiers.
In the media: HBO, Showtime, and Sony are all proposing to pay MVPDs to have their services prioritized as they are distributed, The Wall Street Journal is reporting today. The trick would be to call this something other than "paid prioritization."
AT&T and Verizon will likely allows others to fight the upcoming court battle against the FCC's new Open Internet rules.
Is anybody waiting for the day when the merits of Title II regulation are debated? The news today is that if you are, you’re going to be waiting longer still. But Congress has got conspiracies to address, so let's get to it.
The Commission today issued an NPRM that asks if the availability of DirecTV and Dish Network in a market automatically qualifies as “effective competition.” If yes (the FCC argues "yes"), rate regulation would automatically be dropped.