Acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn Wednesday convened a meeting with a variety of stakeholders, including AT&T and smaller wireless carriers, to try to find a solution to the knotty issue of interoperability in the Lower 700 MHz band, which has bedeviled the commission and industry for years.
Tammy Parker, editor of FierceBroadbandWireless, provides an update on how FirstNet board member Paul Fitzgerald, sheriff of Story County, Iowa, is working with the committee to address concerns he raised in a motion at a meeting in April.
CenturyLink is appealing a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge's ruling that upheld a move by the city of Portland, Ore., to implement a new tax on wireline phone services.
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has cleared 800 MHz spectrum for LTE deployment five months ahead of schedule. The spectrum was part of an auction in February that raised a total of £2.34 billion (€2.68 billion), and the big winners of the spectrum were Vodafone, 3 UK and Telefónica's O2 UK.
Intel's planned over-the-top video service includes a large-scale cloud-base DVR system that would let subscribers rewind live TV to catch up on programs they missed, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Viacom has asked a federal appeals court to reinstate its 2007 copyright infringement claims against YouTube and make sure a different judge hears the case. Federal Judge Louis Stanton of the Southern District of New York has twice dismissed the lawsuit, and each time Viacom has appealed to a higher court.
Industry executives and association leaders including Windstream's Jeff Gardner, COMPTEL's Jerry James, and NCTA's Shirley Bloomfield joined analyst Larry Downes and Public Knowledge's Gigi Sohn to testify Thursday in front of the Senate Commerce Committee in a hearing--the fourth in a series--on the impending transition off the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN) to IP technologies.
NimbleTV was introduced last year and promised subscribers around the country they could buy online access to certain pay-TV providers' packages of subscription television no matter where they were. But last week, one of the pay-TV providers seems to have stopped cooperating.
Every year the FCC is supposed to assess the level of competition in the video industry, and recently it has begun accounting for online video distribution in that assessment as well.
Fourteen member states of the European Union have requested to postpone the use of the 800 MHz band for wireless broadband services "due to exceptional reasons," and the European Commission said it has now "reluctantly granted" nine of these requests.