Time Warner Cable is having a tough week. While it was conducting "routine maintenance," a problem caused an outage for 12 million of its broadband service customers. Interestingly, this outage came as the service provider is being required by the FCC to pay a $1 million fine to resolve an FCC investigation that found the operator failed to report multiple network service outages in 2013.
CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker wants the FCC to take further steps to reform the wireless cell siting process to speed up the deployment of network infrastructure.
A problem created by what the operator termed as "routine maintenance" resulted in a service interruption for Time Warner Cable's 12 million broadband subscribers nationwide this morning.
The FCC's public comment period for Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable ended Monday, Aug. 25 with nearly 64,000 individual pieces of input received by the commission, and 65 groups urging the regulators to reject the deal out of hand or impose significant conditions and restrictions.
Signaling the long-awaited ramp-up of its merger review process, the Federal Communications Commission has asked Comcast to provide detailed information on its cable and ISP systems, as well as its interconnection arrangements with various online providers.
One of the more interesting filings in the FCC's ongoing 3.5 GHz proceeding is a letter submitted by China Mobile, the world's largest wireless operator, which pushes the TD-LTE agenda.
Neustar is considering selling itself amid interest from private equity firms, according to a Reuters report, as the company ponders its future while it battles Ericsson's Telcordia unit to retain a key government contact for number portability.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's call to rework laws that ban or inhibit growth of municipal broadband networks is facing strong opposition from Republican leaders, who argue that the regulator does not have the authority to meddle with state laws.
Somewhat predictably, Sprint is backing T-Mobile US in T-Mobile's dispute with AT&T Mobility over data roaming rates. Also unsurprisingly, Verizon Wireless is supporting AT&T's position that T-Mobile's proposed remedies in the matter are unwarranted.
With the carriage impasse over Time Warner Cable's SportsNet LA taking center stage in Los Angeles political arena, Mayor Eric Garcetti has asked the FCC to extend the Sept. 8 public comment deadline for the merger of Comcast and TWC.