The American Cable Association has filed a research paper with the FCC, claiming that 1,078 small and rural cable systems serving 50,000 subscribers have shut down since 2008, primarily due to fast-increasing programming costs.
The NAB is accusing pay-TV operators, specifically naming Dish Network, DirecTV and Mediacom, of manufacturing retransmission-related disputes with broadcasters in order to influence regulatory decision-making.
More farmers are finding that Internet access is a useful tool in conducting their day-to-day business operations. According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture study, 70 percent of U.S. farms and ranches have some form of Internet access, up three percentage points since 2013.
The FCC issued a citation to a man in Queens, New York, for operating equipment that is interfering with Sprint's 1900 MHz network there, in violation of the FCC's rules.
BT Americas President Bas Burger says that AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. telcos, are price gouging competitors that purchase special access services.
I will be talking to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn in FierceWireless 's first Twitter chat on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. ET. Follow our Twitter handle @FierceWireless and Clyburn's, which is @MClyburnFCC. You can follow the action via the #ClyburnFCC hashtag.
The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), an industry advocacy group, says that the FCC's recent NPRM governing legacy copper and TDM-based networks to IP-based networks will cause more harm than benefit.
CenturyLink has outlined to the FCC a five-step plan intended to reform the inmate calling services (ICS) rules. Joining GTL and PayTel, CenturyLink is one of the largest providers of calling services to prisons in the markets it serves.
Vonage said it agrees with the FCC's recent move to adopt direct numbering rights to interconnected VoIP providers. By providing direct access to numbers, Vonage and other competitive VoIP providers will be able more effectively interconnect with other carriers and accelerate service delivery to consumer and business customers.
The FCC is laying out its plans to hold next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum by the end of March, and said it will start by releasing a public notice for broadcasters in "early fall" about how the application process will unfold.