Google Fiber wrote in an FCC filing that if the FCC proceeds with reclassifying broadband providers under Title II of the Telecom Act, it could enable it to more readily gain access to utility poles and related infrastructure like ducts owned by electric and gas utility companies.
A group of telcos, including CenturyLink and FairPoint Communications, has told the FCC that if the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger is approved, they should not be required to provide the combined company access to unbundled network elements (UNEs) to deliver voice services.
As we look to close out yet another year here at FierceTelecom, it's time to reflect back on the major news themes of the past year. Net neutrality and consolidation were just a couple of the key topics that will continue to dominate the industry. Once you've checked out this year's biggest stories, let us know what you think in the comments.
Culminating months of often vitriolic rhetoric, both attacking and defending Comcast's proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, the end to the FCC's formal public commenting cycle rendered the predictable flurry of last-minute filings and statements.
The FCC has stopped the clock on its review of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger again after the discovery of more than 7,000 pages of TWC documents the agency hadn't accounted for.
It has been hard to observe all the 4K/Ultra HD hype at CES the last few years without a healthy dose of cynicism. With a multiscreen revolution going on outside, the touting of the television industry's next great resolution standard felt a little tone-deaf. Who is worrying about screen resolution at a time when we don't really know what the primary screen is anymore?
The FCC's five commissioners have all approved a rulemaking proposal that could make it possible for over-the-top providers with services similar to FilmOn or Aereo to be classified as multichannel video program distributors.
Continuing to implement common-sense customer service protocols under new customer service czar Charlie Herrin, Comcast is now letting its Xfinity customers schedule a specific time for a rep to call them instead of waiting on hold.
Comcast has become the second pay-TV operator to begin offering customers programming in the 4K/Ultra High Definition format.
One of the most buzzed about topics in 2014 was the cable industry's wide embrace of Wi-Fi. While it's difficult for industry analysts to pinpoint the eventual size of the cable Wi-Fi business, it's clearly growing like gangbusters.