AT&T and Time Warner Cable, the incumbent telco and cable operator for Louisville, Ky., are fighting city leaders over a proposal to streamline the city's utility pole attachment process.
Turning the current debate over proposed FCC set-top reform into rhetorical jujitsu, newly formed cable lobby the Future of TV Coalition claims to have an unlikely ally: the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).
CTIA, the Competitive Carriers Association, US Telecom and four other tech-industry consortiums asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to sculpt the agency's upcoming privacy rules similarly to guidelines developed by the FTC.
BT is planning to harness the power of big data to combat nuisance calls, such as calls from telemarketers, scammers or robocalls. Their new, free service will put some control into UK customers' hands as well as provide information directly to the country's regulator, Ofcom.
Amid a communications offensive currently underway by broadcasters, CBS Corp. Executive Chairman Les Moonves met with Tom Wheeler Tuesday and asked the FCC chairman not to implement any new regulation in regard to broadcast retransmission.
While the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) is facilitating the development of a coexistence test regimen to make sure LTE-U devices play fair with Wi-Fi, a group of companies – including Google and Microsoft – wants to make it crystal clear that much more collaboration and technical work needs to be done before it reaches a final stage.
Ahead of a Feb. 16 FCC meeting of prospective Spectrum Access System (SAS) administrators and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) operators, Google is asking for clarification on a number of questions related to SAS rules and procedures.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler continues to stump for his new set-top proposal, assuring the Washington Post that under his plan, makers of third-party devices sold at retail will have to abide by the same privacy concerns that cable and satellite set-tops do if they are to work in the pay-TV ecosystem.
Now playing from behind, American Cable Association (ACA) officials met with FCC officials last week in an attempt to walk back the agency's new set-top box regulation proposal.
The Czech Telecommunication Office (CTO) announced plans to auction off remaining frequencies in the 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands and has invited interested parties to submit their applications by Mar. 22.