The European Commission stepped up efforts to coordinate the use of 700 MHz spectrum for mobile services only, proposing that more spectrum is made available for mobile services in this frequency band across the European Union (EU) by 2020.
When word leaked last week that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) was showing off in D.C. a set-top that sounded an awful lot like FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler engineered it himself, I found myself asking, how did the cable industry get out-lobbied so badly?
CenturyLink and Verizon have fired the latest salvos in the special access saga, claiming that the FCC should refrain from re-regulating the special access market due to the growth of competitive service options from cable providers and CLECs.
Bill de Blasio, New York City's mayor, said it will invest up to $10 million to deliver free broadband service to over 16,000 residents living in five public housing developments in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.
Cuba plans to begin offering a broadband service in two Havana neighborhoods as part of a pilot designed to give residential customers access in a country where there's been little, if any Internet service options.
Ofcom CEO Sharon White said the merger of Three UK with O2 UK threatens to drive up mobile prices for consumers, and has asked the European Commission to block the proposed deal.
The nation's largest carriers still argue for more spectrum for licensed use-- no surprise there – but they're also fully behind the commission's efforts to identify new spectrum above 24 GHz.
Google wants the FCC to allow expanded use of millimeter wave spectrum on a lightly licensed or unlicensed basis and use sharing technologies to manage different types of users.
The FCC granted a special temporary authority (STA) to Qualcomm Technologies to conduct "very small scale performance evaluation" tests of LTE-U equipment at two Verizon sites in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Raleigh, N.C.
While weighing in on the FCC's proposal to allocate more higher-band spectrum for mobile services, Facebook said it has "no plans" to provide connectivity solutions in the United States, but given its mission to make the world a more connected place, it's throwing its support behind the commission's plans to make more spectrum available.