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Deutsche Telekom gets pressure by House Democrats on T-Mobile's U.S. labor practices

A group of 20 House Democrats wrote a letter to Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges seeking more information on the labor practices of its U.S. subsidiary T-Mobile US.

FairPoint takes over the reins of Vermont's E-911 system

FairPoint has officially assumed responsibility of running Vermont's E-911 network, taking over from Colorado-based Intrado.

Cablevision urges 'robust' changes to retransmission consent rules

Cablevision is asking the FCC to make "robust" changes to decades-old rules that the company argues give broadcasters an increasingly unfair advantage in retransmission consent negotiations.

T-Mobile champions co-existence amid calls for FCC intervention in LTE-U

Just as wireless companies like Qualcomm and T-Mobile US are urging the FCC to stay out of LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) technologies, a group of six senators is calling on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to assert more oversight on potential interference LTE-U could have on Wi-Fi.

Google Fiber gets green light to bring 1 Gig service to Tempe, Ariz.

Google Fiber has gotten permission to bring their 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service to Tempe, Ariz., as the city council voted to unanimously approve their agreement.

No strike yet: Verizon, CWA, IBEW unions to continue negotiations as contract expires

Verizon and members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions said they will continue negotiating a new labor contract covering 39,000 workers after the current one expired on Saturday.

Granite says ILEC's IP migration shouldn't compromise competitors' voice, data service offerings

Granite Telecommunications may be motivated to transition to IP-based technologies, but in the near-term the service provider still needs to use the ILEC's ubiquitous copper and TDM-based networks to serve its growing base of large retail customers that have multiple locations throughout the U.S.

Frontier, CWA reach labor agreement covering workers in Texas and Missouri

Frontier has reached another labor agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 6, covering workers in Texas and Missouri, clearing another key issue as it proceeds with its acquisition of Verizon'swireline assets in Texas, California and Florida.

Arcep permits Orange and SFR to refarm 1800 MHz spectrum for 4G

French telecoms regulator Arcep authorised SFR and Orange to refarm frequencies in the 1800 MHz frequency band for use with 4G services with effect from May 25, 2016.

NCTA responds to senators' set-top complaints, says consumers already have plenty of choice

The NCTA responded aggressively to comments made by two Democratic senators today, refuting their assertion that pay-TV consumers are paying too much for video set-top boxes and that more competition is needed in the set-top market.