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FCC to strengthen oversight of ISP interconnection deals

The FCC is looking to tighten the rules regarding the interconnection terms service providers like Verizon ask for to accept bandwidth-hungry Web traffic from third party providers like Netflix, reports Bloomberg citing an unnamed person close to the proposal.

BT plans to reach most of the UK with 500 Mbps broadband via G.Fast

BT has laid out an ambitious plan to bring broadband speeds of up to 500 Mbps to the majority of the United Kingdom within 10 years by using G.Fast, a technology that can provide fiber-like speeds over short copper loops.

AT&T faces $600K FCC fine for violating microwave license rules

AT&T is going to have to pay a $640,000 fine to the FCC for violating rules related to operating microwave stations outside of the parameters of the licenses it owns.

Charting the cable industry's Q4 2014 earnings

The fourth-quarter 2014 earnings season is well underway and FierceCable is providing coverage of all of the major pay-TV distributors, including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies.

AT&T ramps North Carolina FTTP workforce to battle Google Fiber's impending entry

Just days after Google Fiber announced it would bring its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to a number of major North Carolina towns and cities, including Charlotte and the Triangle area, AT&T is ramping up its workforce to support its own fiber network push in the state.

CenturyLink outlines first Denver neighborhoods to get 1 Gbps service

CenturyLink has named the first Denver neighborhoods that will be getting its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, reports the Denver Business Journal.

Google says net neutrality won't affect fiber rollout plans

Google Fiber said it will continue to invest in bringing its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to more cities regardless of what direction the FCC takes with net neutrality.

Level 3 to provide video services for the Super Bowl XLIX

When football fans sit down in front of their TV sets on Sunday to watch the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks play in this year's Super Bowl, Level 3 will once again be providing television broadcast video services to the NFL and NBC Sports.

Broadband now defined as 25 Mbps, FCC says

Just as it released its 2015 Broadband Progress Report, the FCC voted during its monthly meeting today to change the definition of broadband from a minimum of 4/1 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps, a move that will force incumbent telcos and cable operators to rethink how they market and deliver services to consumers and businesses.

Zayo wraps dark fiber build between the NYSE and Mahwah, N.J.

Zayo has put the final touches on a dark fiber route between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Data Center facility at 1700 MacArthur Blvd. in Mahwah, N.J., and 755 Secaucus Road outside of New York City, a move showing the need for fiber-based connectivity.

FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction drives total of $44.9B in bids

The FCC has closed its AWS-3 spectrum auction, announcing that the total provisional winning bids came in at a record $44.899 billion. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, provides analysis of what this game-changing auction will have on the wireless industry. Read more

Telus acquires 20% stake in Alithya, strengthens IT services suite

Telus has purchased a 20 percent stake Alithya, a Quebec-based information technology and consulting service provider focused on the Canadian market with presence in other international countries, a move that will enhance its IT service capabilities.

Google Fiber's expansion efforts highlight lack of broadband competition

Google Fiber confirmed on Monday that it would bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to four new metro areas in the Southeast--Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.,--illustrating its desire to continually shake up the status quo of the broadband market.

WOW! Business buys conduit to bring fiber to additional 38 Chicago buildings

WOW! Business is enhancing its reach in Chicago's central business district by purchasing fiber conduit located along Wacker Drive.

AT&T Mobility CMO sets sights on creating value, not just low-priced services

Whether it's integrating wireless with the home, the car or a business, AT&T Mobility says its focus is on creating value for users and less about battling competitors like T-Mobile US and Sprint on just price. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, talked to AT&T Mobility CMO David Christopher during the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) about rising competition in the wireless market, as well as opportunities in the connected car and the home automation markets.

Juniper's Q4 revenues drop 14% on slow carrier spending but beat analyst expectations

Juniper reported that fourth-quarter 2014 revenues dropped 14 percent year-over-year to $1.1 billion due to its key service provider customers AT&T and Sprint tightening spending on new equipment and projects.

AT&T battles legacy losses with U-verse gains, but sets focus on profitable customers

AT&T reported that U-verse was the star performer in the wireline portfolio, rising 21.9 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2014, driving up residential wireline revenues slightly 0.1 percent to $5.6 billion.

State groups, lawmakers say FCC has no authority to overturn anti-municipal broadband laws

A call made by President Barack Obama to the FCC asking the FCC to overturn a series of existing 20 existing state laws that either prohibit or outright ban cities and towns from building and operating their own broadband network businesses will face a number of legal challenges.

TE Connectivity to sell network business to CommScope for $3B

TE Connectivity has confirmed that it has agreed to sell its telecom and data equipment business to CommScope for $3 billion.