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Frontier stands firm on belief that regulating ILEC Ethernet access pricing could distort competition

Frontier Communications is reiterating its stance that if the FCC places new regulations on how ILECs price their Ethernet offerings it could inhibit competition and stall new investments in last mile infrastructure.

Comcast rejects accusation that it hasn't met FCC diversity guidelines

Comcast continues to vigorously defend its diversity record with the FCC, calling accusations that it launched figurehead channels to satisfy mandates associated with the 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal "rank speculation."

FTC to FCC: Third-party set-top makers must certify their devices meet privacy guidelines

Adding to the cacophony of voices chiming in on the FCC's plans to revise pay-TV set-top regulation, the Federal Trade Commission has submitted comments suggesting that third-party manufacturers certify their devices meet privacy guidelines.

uSwitch reminds UK mobile users that EU roaming is not yet free

Mobile roaming fees across the European Union (EU) will be much cheaper from Apr. 30 when the European Commission introduces new caps, but it appears that some users are labouring under the misapprehension that roaming will actually be free from that date.

Report: Altice to roll media assets into SFR; takes inspiration from BT

Altice founder and owner Patrick Drahi plans to turn France-based operator SFR into a fully converged telecoms and media group after being inspired by the approach taken by BT in the UK, according to reports in the French press.

FCC commissioner renews call for 5.9 GHz band for Wi-Fi

Speaking at the WiFi Now conference last week, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel told a group of industry representatives that the 5.9 GHz band is "our best near shot for having more Wi-Fi" and called for tests to ensure that it can be effectively used for this purpose.

Obscure federal agency reportedly charged with restoring-- or shutting down-- wireless networks during emergencies

An obscure, 32-year-old federal agency has reportedly evolved into an organization charged with restoring or shutting down U.S. cellular networks during high-profile events and national emergencies.

T-Mobile asks FCC to look at program licensing fees, MFNs, supports set-top proposal

Calling mobile video "the next frontier for mobile broadband disruption," T-Mobile US has submitted a mixed bag of commentary to the FCC, asking the agency to closely examine pay-TV "most-favored nation" (MFN) deals and its set-top leasing business, while also criticizing fast-growing broadcast retransmission fees.

Sprint, T-Mobile voice support for Verizon, Incompas truce in special access

In a new filing with the FCC, a group representing the nation's smaller and rural wireless carriers voiced support for Verizon's agreement with Incompas over special access.

Access from AT&T launches for low-income Americans across 21 states, offers 3 Mbps for $5/month

AT&T said today it will launch a new program called "Access from AT&T" that will provide inexpensive home wired internet service to Americans who live in the carrier's 21-state service area and who participate in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, which used to be called food stamps.