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Amazon prepared to fight FTC over in-app purchases dispute

Amazon said it is prepared to go to court with the Federal Trade Commission rather than submit to increased oversight and other measures the FTC says are needed to ensure children do not make unauthorized in-app purchases from apps in Amazon's Appstore.

Vodafone Ireland, ESB challenge eircom with $615M fiber-based broadband network

Vodafone Ireland and Irish electricity utility ESB are emerging as a new broadband challenger to incumbent telco eircom with a $615 million investment to build a fiber to the building (FTTB)-based broadband network that will deliver speeds ranging from 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

TDS' Salem, Ky., broadband stimulus project extends service to 650 new homes

TDS Telecom has completed its latest broadband stimulus project around Salem, Ky., bringing service to area businesses and more than 650 residents--nearly 100 more than it projected in its funding application.

Online video's course after Aereo

This week in online video was  almost all about Aereo. Almost. In the midst of a disappointing ruling by the Supreme Court that may put the streaming provider out of business, a little thing called the World Cup caught Americans' attention.

Telefónica Deutschland gains EU approval for E-Plus acquisition

Telefónica Deutschland succeeded in convincing European Commission (EC) regulators that a planned €8.6 billion ($11.7 billion) acquisition of KPN's German mobile business E-Plus will not harm competition in the country.

Aereo's Supreme Court loss and the fallout: full coverage

Since the Supreme Court's decision in favor of broadcasters stating that its online streaming business violated copyright laws, Aereo has paused its service as it explores options. But a number of moves in the online video market are now taking place, and Aereo's ultimate fate remains unclear.  FierceCable and FierceOnlineVideo are following the results of this historic decision.

Industry proffers advice to operators after roaming fees are slashed

Industry experts say operators must do more to offset the effect of European Commission mandated cuts to consumer roaming charges for mobile data usage, texts and calls that came into effect on July 1.

FTC: T-Mobile netted 'hundreds of millions of dollars' in fraudulent premium SMS charges

The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile US made "hundreds of millions of dollars" by knowingly charging customers for purported "premium" SMS subscriptions that, in many cases, were "bogus charges" customers never authorized. T-Mobile said the complaint is "unfounded and without merit."

FCC's wireline bureau launches Connect America Phase II challenge process

The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau has initiated the Connect America Phase II challenge process for price cap territories.

Customer service still has a long way to go, as personal experience shows

Every event I go to and every conversation I have with operators tends to at some point touch on how operators are putting the customer first and how customer experience is at the forefront of everything they do. But time and time again, this still fails to be reflected in how they treat their customers when it comes down to the personal contact level.