Netflix has grand ambitions to expand its 4K/UHD content library and sees municipal providers that are deploying their own fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks as a key enabler.
As Netflix prepares to increase the content it's delivering in 4K/UHD, a bandwidth-hungry video format, the SVOD provider promoted, in comments to the FCC, municipal broadband providers' ability to quickly bring U.S. residents up to the Internet capacity necessary to view Ultra HD.
Saving its harshest critique, after months of sturm und drang, for its final, "official" rebuke of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, Netflix called on the FCC to reject the deal.
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.