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