Google and Facebook are apparently leaving start-ups on their own to wage war with proposed FCC rules that would permit Internet fast lanes.
Events in Norway have raised the alarming prospect that this market could be reduced to a duopoly. This situation emerged after Tele2 failed to win an LTE licence in Norway and was therefore forced to consider options for its unit. These deliberations have now culminated in a sale of Tele2 Norway to rival TeliaSonera, meaning that TeliaSonera and former incumbent Telenor will more or less carve up the Norwegian market between them.
An FCC proposal to raise the definition of broadband will skew penetration statistics, according to a report from MoffettNathanson made available to FierceTelecom.
Verizon's copper-to-fiber migration and increased focus on broadband wireless have allowed the existing wireline copper infrastructure to dangerously deteriorate, says a consortium of elected officials and consumer advocates who have petitioned the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to investigate why the company is raising prices while its wireline infrastructure allegedly deteriorates throughout the state.
Santa Fe, N.M., frustrated with what it considers slower broadband speeds than surrounding communities like Albuquerque, is launching a $1 million municipal fiber optic network to increase both broadband access and competition among existing service providers.
FCC general counsel Jonathan Sallet will ride herd over a steering committee charged with reviewing merger applications from AT&T-DirecTV and Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter Communications, the agency said.
The FCC's proposal to create a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3.5 GHz band is revolutionary in many aspects, but some are concerned that this uniqueness--particularly as it applies to the spectrum band plan--might have unintended ramifications in the United States as well as globally. Special report
The Overland Park, Kan., City Council is ready to open the doors for Google Fiber to come in and bring super-fast Internet and accompanying services to the city--and Google is apparently finally ready to take that step forward.
The public pay phone, seen by many as a place for graffiti and vandalism (and maybe Superman's changing room) but hardly a modern day need, may get new life as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
An ongoing move by the Mexican government to overhaul its telecommunications industry has direct implications for billionaire telecom mogul Carlos Slim, perhaps even resulting in the break-up of America Movil, Slim's all-encompassing telecommunications firm.