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.
Telekom Srpske, which operates mobile services under the m:tel brand in the Banja Luka area of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is now planning to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Austria.
Telenor said an LTE roaming agreement covering Norway it signed with Tele2 in April still stands, despite the latter agreeing to sell its local business to rival TeliaSonera. TeliaSonera has agreed to buy Tele2 Norway for an enterprise value of 5.1 billion Swedish kronor (€547 million/$743.8 million).
Orange CEO Stephane Richard said the operator is still prepared to take part in consolidating the French mobile market in order to reduce pricing competition, but called on the operator's rivals to take the lead because Orange does not want to take a driving role.