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Idaho's statewide broadband contract faces FCC subpoena

Idaho is now facing the scrutiny of the FCC, which has joined others in investigating the state's handling of its statewide broadband network.

Level 3 supplies cloud-based video services to iStreamPlanet

Level 3 is making headway with its growing video business, winning a deal to provide its Video Cloud solution to video streaming provider iStreamPlanet, which will deliver it to major media and entertainment outlets.

Alcatel-Lucent held Q2 lead over Adtran, Huawei in VDSL race, says Dell'Oro

Alcatel-Lucent held the lead in the VDSL port race over its two top vendor competitors, Huawei Technologies and Adtran, during the second quarter.

Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, others sharpen their fixed-mobile convergence skills

Deutsche Telekom has sent a message to competitors like Vodafone Germany with the debut of its MagentaEins ("MagentaOne") service portfolio that it wants to be a big player in the fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) market segment.

AT&T broadens U-verse reach in San Diego area

AT&T is putting its U-verse into the hands of more of its California user base, announcing that it has extended service to over 4,200 new San Diego-area locations.

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Mobile operators such as Vodafone, Telekom Austria and Orange have been buying up or eyeing up cable- and fixed-network assets in markets across Europe as they seek to bolster their mobile businesses to better compete in individual markets--especially where incumbent operators, such as Belgacom and Telefonica's Movistar, already offer strong multiplay propositions. On the flipside, cable and fixed operators are also adding mobile and wireless services to their triple-play offerings of voice, TV and broadband services. The landscape is changing, and the barriers between fixed and mobile services are breaking down in Europe.

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The TV broadcast industry has persuaded the Senate Commerce Committee to strip upcoming satellite-TV legislation beyond the earlier-reported extraction of the Local Choice provision.