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Mediacom cites unfair treatment in lawsuit against Iowa City muni network

Mediacom is suing Iowa City, Iowa, and service provider ImOn in an effort to stop a new middle mile network it recently activated to provide voice and Internet services to local businesses.

Wheeler: Set-top proposal is not AllVid

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler fired back at vocal critics in the pay-TV industry who criticized his proposal to open cable and satellite TV services to third-party set-tops sold at retail.

Net neutrality expert to FCC: T-Mobile's Binge On is 'likely illegal'

A Stanford law professor and net neutrality expert filed a report with the FCC claiming T-Mobile's Binge On "harms competition, innovation and free speech" and is likely illegal.

Czech regulator maps out spectrum auctions and other tasks for 2016

The Czech Telecommunication Office laid out its spectrum auction agenda for 2016, noting that its tasks include the sale of remaining frequencies in the 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands as well as new allocations in the 3.6-3.8 GHz bands

Union-backed consumer group files complaint against T-Mobile

T-Mobile US is once again coming under fire from Change to Win Retail Initiatives, which describes itself as a "retail and labor watchdog." And once again, Change to Win's motives aren't crystal clear.

Indonesia blocks Netflix as local pay-TV operators, regulators complain about its content

Global content rights are no longer Netflix's biggest problem, at least in Indonesia: the country's state-run telecommunications provider, Telkom, has blocked the SVOD provider citing objectionable content in its lineup as well as permit issues.

USTelecom wants cable's business services dominance considered in new special access rules

As the FCC begins to cull through the mountains of data on special access services, USTelecom, the industry forum focused on incumbent telcos, says the regulator should consider how cable has become a dominant force in the business segment.

Comcast and Charter will control 70% of 25 Mbps market with merger: report

If Charter Communications is successfully able to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, it will combine with Comcast to serve around 70 percent of the U.S. marketshare of broadband users with download speeds of 25 Mbps or higher-- not the 90 percent figure posited by merger opposition coalition Stop Mega Cable, according to figures compiled by  Ars Technica.

AT&T sees uptick in consumer, business IP services in two Southeast markets

AT&T saw growing acceptance by consumers and businesses of its IP-based services in Alabama and Florida, noting a sequential uptick in migration from TDM in the third quarter.

Senate Republicans push back on FCC's 25 Mbps broadband definition

Senate Republicans pushed back on the FCC's recent decision to redefine "broadband" as Internet download speeds of 25 Mbps and higher, noting that SVOD services like Netflix and Amazon require far less bandwidth.