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Netflix supports municipal broadband providers' moves to lift state restrictions

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. 

Netflix sides with muni broadband in quest to upend state laws

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.

Netflix to FCC: We only have trouble with big, consolidated ISPs in the U.S.

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.

TWC network maintenance disrupts 12M broadband subs

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's Baker pushes FCC to streamline cell site deployments

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.

TWC service outage hits 12M subs, even as FCC slaps on $1.1M fine for past outages

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.

Comcast-TWC input period ends: 64K comments received, 65 groups urge rejection

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.

FCC gets to work on Comcast-TWC: Denies L.A. extension request, orders info

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.

Sprint ally China Mobile pushes FCC on TD-LTE in 3.5 GHz band

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.

Report: Neustar ponders selling itself to private equity firms amid contract dispute

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.