Verizon is being called to task about its copper network in Maryland by the Communications Workers of America union, which has filed a letter with the state's Public Service Commission to investigate the quality of the telco's copper network.
The FCC has granted Verizon a temporary waiver of the commission's requirements to support text telephony (TTY) technology, similar to the one rival AT&T obtained in October.
Verizon maintains that it won't build out FiOS to any new communities, but Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says the telco has not met the goals of the agreement it signed with the city six years ago.
Charter Communications' biggest shareholder, Liberty Media impresario John Malone, said he'll back away from the MSO if that's what's needed for federal regulators to approve its mergers with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
Comcast executives continue to fight for a franchise renewal in their headquarters city, facing off with local lawmakers in a marathon, five-hour Philadelphia City Council meeting Thursday, according to reports from the event.
AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to shut down its BellSouth Analog Voice Grade Private Line services in the Carbon Hill, Ala., serving wire center and in the Kings Point, Fla., serving wire center, marking another step in its TDM-to-IP transition.
With Thursday marking the final day for public commenting on the proposed merger of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, a coalition representing AT&T, Verizon and other telecom companies asked the FCC to impose specific limits as a condition of the deal's approval.
The FCC said it rejected a complaint against AT&T's DirecTV by a handful of local TV broadcasters centering on a dispute over retransmission fees. "We cannot conclude that DirecTV's conduct violated the good faith negotiation requirements," the FCC said in its recent ruling on the matter.
Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge told investors he expects to close soon on his company's acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
AT&T plans to participate in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum and would like to win a 2x10 MHz block of spectrum nationwide, but it is not willing to commit to how much it will bid, according to a senior AT&T executive.