Welcome to our sixth annual Women in Wireline feature, where FierceTelecom 's editors recognize important women executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.
AT&T has called a proposed $100 million fine levied against it by the FCC for alleged throttling "unprecedented and indefensible."
Verizon and CenturyLink may be anxious to shut down all of their copper facilities and transition to fiber, but each provider has told the FCC that de facto copper retirement is a "myth" and there's no need to include new requirements addressing the issue in its technology transition plans.
A San Francisco federal court has set a Dec. 5 trial date for a case in which the FTC accuses DirecTV of misleading customers.
AT&T Mobility hit back hard against the FCC's proposed $100 million fine for not being transparent enough with its grandfathered unlimited data plan customers about how and when their speeds would be reduced if they use too much data. In its formal response to the agency, the carrier called the fine "unprecedented and indefensible" and said a court would toss it out if the FCC decided to levy the penalty.
Frontier Communications has reached an agreement with California workers represented by the Communications Workers of America District 9 union, clearing another obstacle to complete its acquisition of Verizon's wireline business in the state.
CenturyLink said in an FCC regulatory filing that the proposed framework for inmate calling service (ICS) reform from a Pay Tel Communications consultant and the Alabama Public Service Commission is not feasible.
AT&T has agreed to extend its 1 Gbps FTTP service to more E-rate eligible schools and libraries in its wireline footprint as one of the concessions of its now-completed acquisition of DirecTV.
German auto maker Daimler said it expects to gain approval for tests of self-driving trucks on Germany's motorways "within the next few weeks", executive board member Wolfgang Bernhard told the Sunday edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Vodafone joins competition and regulators to break up BT as it also proposes investing in third party operator of Britain's landline network.