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...
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Comcast says its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable will take longer than expected...
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.
The two communications megamergers – Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV are back on hold, as the FCC waits for the courts to make a decision on a procedural matter.
Cuba has allowed the launch of the island's first known free, public and officially sanctioned Internet service at a Havana cultural center that quietly began offering open Wi-Fi in recent weeks.
The FCC has finally published its order reclassifying broadband as a Title II service under the Communications Act – the Open Internet Order. Commissioner Pai’s dissent from the decision charges that the action itself violates the Communications Act.
In the last six months, Comcast has added 90,000 accounts to its Internet Essentials plan, which makes broadband available at more affordable rates for low-income customers. The company said the recent additions set a new six-month enrollment record for the program.
The ACA has petitioned the FCC to make it easier for its members to collectively bargain with programmers, which the organization argues will help smaller operators maintain margins, in turn giving them greater latitude to extend and improve broadband services.
Independent operators are seeking exemption from Title II. That's unlikely, an FCC representative told attendees at the ACA Summit, because the agency believes the cost of compliance will “not be burdensome.”
Netflix apparently has mixed feelings about the FCC’s push to reclassify ISPs under Title II regulation. Speaking at a Morgan Stanley conference, Netflix CFO David Wells said his company had hoped for a non-regulatory resolution and wasn’t “pleased” with the outcome.
The board has been expanded to 15 members, including for the first time the chairs of each of the five Standards Subcommittees to increase participation in, and knowledge of, the SCTE's standards activities.
Rep. Greg Walden called the FCC’s decision to reclassify broadband as a communications service a “total overreach,” and insisted that a legislative approach is the best way to assure that ISPs conform to network neutrality principles.
Comcast remains confident its takeover of Time Warner Cable will be approved, but if the deal fails to get approval, Charter is ready to step back in. Either way, Liberty Global and Liberty Media expect more consolidation deals.
“President Obama and I have both been longtime supporters of net neutrality,” Wheeler said at MWC, arguing that the Internet needs a referee. “Do we have a set of rules that says activities should be reasonable and somebody who can throw the flag if they’re not?”
The market has reacted to the FCC’s plan to reclassify broadband with utter indifference. Needham nonetheless downgraded Time Warner Cable. Other analysts are likely to follow. If the market is wrong, it needs to be show its error.
The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission's vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes for the Internet and slowing or blocking Web traffic.
People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial providers. The decision quietly played out minutes before the FCC took up the higher-profile issue of Internet neutrality, which imposed the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.
Not long after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his liked-minded commissioners voted on Thursday in favor (3-2) of Net Neutrality rules to regulate Internet service providers, the flag dropped on filing lawsuits that will vigorously oppose those new rules. Service providers, such as Comcast, vowed to file lawsuits and work with Congress against reclassifying broadband service as a public utility.
The FCC Thursday morning passed new rules that will reclassify ISPs as public utilities under Title II of the Communications Act. The new rules, which passed on a 3-2 vote, will ban paid prioritization agreements; outlaw the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services and will apply to wireless providers.
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