European spectrum auctions moved back into the spotlight this week after an Austrian court rejected attempts by T-Mobile Austria to nullify the 2013 auction that raised €2 billion ($2.5 billion) for state coffers, and France said it would allocate frequencies in the 700 MHz band to telecoms operators in 2015.
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, Nokia Networks and Qualcomm are among a group of network equipment and technology companies that are urging the FCC not to reclassify broadband as a Title II common-carrier service as part the agency's effort to institute new net neutrality rules.
Australia's NBN Co. plans to charge developers and owners of new residential apartment blocks fees that range into the thousands of dollars if they want to connect its fiber to their properties, according to a new Australian government policy.
Small Canadian ISPs that use unregulated wholesale access to incumbent telco and cable companies' networks are, in a way, starting to bite the hands that feed them by offering IPTV over those networks.
Where the U.S. eventually lands on the issue of net neutrality could have wider reaching international implications, including the possibility of rankling the U.N. and World Trade Organization (WTO).
The three Democratic FCC commissioners have voted to approve a proposal that would give OTT-based providers of linear programming the MVPD status they need to license programming.
Over-the-top video providers may be closer to being reclassified as MVPDs.
The industry may be closer to reclassifying some OTT services as MVPDs than originally thought. According to unnamed sources, a majority of FCC commissioners have voted to approve the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking circulated a few weeks ago by Chairman Tom Wheeler.
Vermont's Department of Public Service has set a goal to bring higher speed broadband services to parts of the state that today can only get lower speed DSL or dial-up Internet service through its 2014 telecommunications plan.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) got a bit of a black eye thanks to a report from an internal government watchdog that faulted the group's board members for failing to adhere to financial disclosure rules and not having adequate protections to monitor for conflicts of interest. The report also faulted FirstNet for how it awarded several contracts.