President Obama is expected to nominate former CTIA chief Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the FCC, according to multiple reports, which would place the former telecom industry lobbyist at the head of regulating an increasingly complex wireless industry.
IAC Chairman and Aereo investor Barry Diller defended the startup online video company in a recent interview with Bloomberg TV. Asked if investing in the company will pay off despite the long legal battles it currently faces, Diller said Aereo is providing Americans with a "legal right" to broadcast signals.
The battle between Japan's SoftBank and Dish Network for control of Sprint Nextel is getting nastier, with Dish warning the FCC that it should take into account SoftBank's ties to UTStarcom, which settled bribery allegations in 2009 with the Department of Justice.
EAGLE-Net Alliance got the green light from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to restart network construction on its middle mile network serving school districts and other local organizations throughout Colorado.
CenturyLink has filed suit in Denver District Court challenging the Colorado Public Utilities Commission's move to eliminate the state's $54 million rural phone service subsidy program.
The Department of Justice gave immunity to AT&T and other Internet service providers that participated in a new cyber security monitoring program from the government.
Disputes between programmers, cable operators, and satellite TV providers are nothing new, but they have become more prevalent in recent years. Steve Donohue, Editor of FierceCable , counts down the top 10 worst programming disputes of all time.
FairPoint is realigning its Vermont management team, announcing that Vermont President Mike Smith is leaving the telco in August. Taking over from Smith will be Beth Fastiggi, the company's vice president of government relations for Vermont.
News stories in the written word--whether online or on paper--will still come at a premium, but all video content and apps on NYTimes.com will be free to any visitors to the site, the New York Times has announced.
The seven-member Provo, Utah, City Council has put its unanimous stamp of approval on a deal that transfers its iProvo fiber optic network to Google Fiber for $1, paving the way for Google's third gigabit Internet community following the Kansas City "fiberhoods" and Austin, Texas.