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FCC delays Charter-Time Warner Cable merger review by two weeks

The FCC has paused its "shot clock" on its six-month review of Charter Communication's proposed purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

Verizon says TelePacific, competitors have plenty of time to respond copper retirement notices

Verizon says that TelePacific and other CLECs have plenty of time to respond to the ILEC community's efforts to retire copper in their wireline serving areas.

FCC balks at gauging the state of competitiveness in mobile

The FCC issued its annual report on the state of competition in the U.S. wireless industry, and once again the commission declined to come to a conclusion, as  Broadcasting & Cable  reported. 

Verizon's wireline woes, on-demand Ethernet, and cable's business play grabbed the headlines in 2015- Year in Review

As we end another year here at FierceTelecom,  it's time to reflect on the major news themes of the past year in the telecom industry's wireline segment. For this issue of  FierceTelecom, we are serving up our seventh annual Year in Review issue. The year 2015 was a time again of transition and, arguably, disruption in the wireline segment on three fronts: regulatory, consolidation, and technology.

Barclays: Verizon's Go90 to support premium and sponsored offerings

Verizon is preparing to launch a premium version of its Go90 offering that will enable users to view content without incurring data charges, Investors.com reported, citing a note from a Barclays analyst.

YouTube complains about T-Mobile's Binge On as controversy over zero-rated data offerings heat up

YouTube is complaining that T-Mobile is degrading the quality of its content because of its Binge On service,  The Wall Street Journal  reported.

Small cell services, micro-trenching, and pole attachment rates dominated the news cycle in 2015

The year 2015 is coming to a close and FierceInstaller is taking a look back at the top five key trends that took place in this segment. While FierceInstaller is still a relatively young publication, service providers in the traditional telco, cable and wireless arenas all are evolving their installation processes. Installation trends came on a number of fronts-- services, operations, and regulatory.

Verizon says FCC's submarine cable reporting plan will burden redundant system operators

Verizon said it is concerned that the FCC's proposed new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator could place burdensome requirements on submarine cable providers.

FCC has authority to prevent cities from delaying tower site permitting process

Local municipalities cannot deny requests from wireless operators and tower companies to modify wireless equipment in cell sites, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and on towers if it doesn't substantially change the physical footprint of that equipment, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District.

CenturyLink wants to consolidate ILEC operations in states where it has multiple operating companies

CenturyLink has asked the FCC for permission to merge some or all of its ILEC operating companies to reduce the number of Study Areas in each state it serves.