Advertisement
Policy
Subscribe to Policy
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

Cablevision holds the line on video subs in Q2

August 7, 2012 3:15 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

It was no surprise that Cablevision added data and phone customers in the second quarter, but the nation’s fifth-largest cable operator also managed to retain its basic video subscribers, as well.

MetroPCS starts selling phone with TV tuner

August 6, 2012 2:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In time for the Olympics, MetroPCS is selling the first phone that can receive local TV signals, potentially lending TV stations some relevance in the age of the smartphone.

AT&T to ax 2G by 2017, reuse spectrum

August 6, 2012 2:51 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T plans to shut down its 2G service by the beginning of 2017 as it works to address a spectrum shortage limiting capacity on its networks.

Advertisement

Time Warner Cable adds Wi-Fi network in Charlotte

August 3, 2012 3:30 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company intends to provide free access to all during the Democratic National Convention that will begin later this month.

Cable companies rebut Sprint claims on AWS deal

August 3, 2012 3:19 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The four cable companies Verizon Wireless is buying AWS spectrum from have filed a rebuttal with the FCC to claims made by Sprint that the deal would adversely affect fair competition in the backhaul and Wi-Fi offload markets.

SEC investigating Sprint over sales tax collection

August 3, 2012 3:17 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Federal trade regulators have opened a probe into Sprint's collection of sales taxes three months after the New York Attorney General sued Sprint over the same issue.

AT&T continues dash for spectrum

August 3, 2012 3:15 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

An AT&T spokesman also confirmed that the carrier has come to an agreement to purchase AWS spectrum from cable company Comcast and Horizon Wi-Com.

Google licenses Rovi patents for fiber TV

August 2, 2012 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google and Rovi have signed a patent license agreement spanning several years for use in Google's long-awaited fiber pay-TV service.

Advertisement

AT&T to acquire NextWave

August 2, 2012 2:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T announced it is acquiring NextWave Wireless to expand capacity for its LTE deployments using the company’s WCS and AWS spectrum.

Verizon fined $1.25M for blocking tethering apps

August 1, 2012 2:52 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is paying $1.25 million to settle a complaint that it violated FCC regulations by blocking tethering applications for some of its smartphone users

Cisco wraps up purchase of NDS

July 31, 2012 2:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cisco has closed its $5 billion purchase of digital TV software and security vendor NDS Group.

Government clears Comcast's $3B-plus sale of A&E stake

July 31, 2012 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. antitrust authorities have cleared Comcast's more than $3 billion sale of its 15.8 percent stake in A&E Television Networks to The Walt Disney Co. and Hearst Communications.

FCC, S.D. utilities split on broadband fund reforms

July 30, 2012 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadband Internet access should start reaching more rural parts of the country after the Federal Communications Commission retooled a fund that has traditionally subsidized rural phone service.

Advertisement

U.S. program to boost rural broadband in Va., W.Va., Mont., Alaska

July 27, 2012 12:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is targeting money toward boosting access to high-speed Internet to rural Americans.

Galaxy phones drive Samsung to record profit again

July 27, 2012 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung reported another record-high quarterly profit as customers flocked to Galaxy smartphones, helping it outdo rivals at a challenging time for the global tech industry.

Tales from decrypt

July 26, 2012 3:36 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Just when the FCC was ready to consider lifting the ban on encryption for cable’s basic tier, along came Boxee throwing a wrench into the works.

Former Sen. Gorton joins Clearwire’s board

July 26, 2012 2:03 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Gorton represented Washington State in the United States Senate for 18 years.

Pohl new chairman of BlackArrow’s board of directors

July 26, 2012 2:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cable industry veteran Michael Pohl has been named as BlackArrow’s new chairman of its board of directors.

Net Insight signs up reseller

July 26, 2012 1:58 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

TI Broadcast Solutions Group is a consultancy that helps design broadcast facilities for a range of clients.

Time Warner Cable’s Gillman joins SeaWell Networks’ board

July 24, 2012 3:10 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Advanced advertising vendor SeaWell Networks announced that Time Warner Cable executive Joan Gillman has joined its board of directors as an independent member.

NCTC, ACA announce board elections

July 23, 2012 2:46 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

WOW’s Abdoulah to chair ACA board; NCTC elects five board directors.

Plans to share federal spectrum met with skepticism

July 23, 2012 1:55 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A plan to make the federal government share its spectrum with the wireless industry is being met with skepticism by an FCC commissioner and the wireless industry.

Lake County's broadband effort in Minn. rankles private co.

July 23, 2012 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The project can't succeed without taking the majority of Mediacom's customers.

Google stays coy on Motorola plans

July 20, 2012 12:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google provided no details about its plans for Motorola Mobility during its earnings call, leaving the industry without an indication of the Internet search giant's strategy for the hardware space.

Illinois governor signs consumer utility laws

July 19, 2012 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The scam – with charges ranging from $10 to $45 per bill – has been around for years on landline phone bills and is creeping into the cell phone industry.

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading