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Seven Colorado cities get green light to build municipal broadband networks

Colorado may give hope to other states that are looking to build municipal broadband networks as seven of the state's communities voted earlier this week to let their local government entities offer broadband services.

FCC says programmers can't limit access to documents during merger reviews

The FCC has told top media conglomerates that they can't restrict access to individuals who want to see deal-related documents as part of ongoing pay-TV merger reviews. As reported in  FierceCable  citing a  Multichannel News  article, the FCC said that the programmers--which include Disney, Fox, Time Warner Inc. and Viacom--provide no real argument as to why they should deny 245 individuals access to the documents.

FCC denies programmers' plea to limit document access during merger reviews

The FCC has denied a request made by top media conglomerates to restrict access for 245 individuals to see deal-related documents as part of ongoing pay-TV merger reviews.

FCC doesn't understand impracticality of live linear video over OTT, analyst says

While it's good to see the FCC finally recognize that regulations for facilities-based MVPDs are anachronistic, the commission revealed its naiveté of over-the-top distribution by not acknowledging the impracticality of online video for live linear broadcasts. That's the conclusion of analyst Joel Espelien of The Diffusion Group. His latest report can be found here, distilled by FierceOnlineVideo.

Linear broadcast over OTT would throw viewers 'back to 1985,' analyst says

While it's about time the FCC finally recognized that regulations for facilities-based MVPDs are "anachronistic," the commission is completely clueless about what broadband video really is, and what it means for media and entertainment's future, an analyst with The Diffusion Group says.

Windstream wants ILECs to price IP-based wholesale special access services fairly

Windstream is not opposed to AT&T or any traditional telco's migration from TDM to IP-based services, but it is calling for regulators to ensure that it and other competitors can get last-mile circuits for equivalent prices.

Study: T-Mobile paid an average of 30 cents/MB in U.S. data roaming costs in 2013

As T-Mobile US and AT&T Mobility continue to duel over potential changes to the FCC's data roaming rules, a filing by an economics professor in support of T-Mobile's position reveals that in 2013, T-Mobile paid an average 30 cents per MB for data roaming data in the U.S.

Comcast, AT&T swear they don't do fast lanes … as FCC ponders rules that will allow them

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is considering the expansion of his commission's authority over U.S. broadband, but is also contemplating a position of standing out of the way when it comes to paid prioritization deals signed between ISPs and content companies.

FCC's Wheeler proposes two-tier net neutrality plan for broadband services

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has put out the latest shot in the net neutrality issue, saying he is considering a "hybrid" approach for broadband access, reports  The Wall Street Journal, citing people close to the chairman.

Verizon says Golden Frog speaking with silver tongue on Netflix throttling claims

Tier 1 Internet service provider Verizon fired back at VPN provider Golden Frog, saying in comments filed with the FCC that claims made by a Golden Frog customer in July, alleging that Verizon was throttling Netflix data crossing onto its network, were inaccurate, misleading, and downright erroneous.