Verizon has become embroiled in yet another pole attachment battle with Florida Power and Light over the utility company's claims that the service provider has to pay higher rates for access to its facilities.
Level 3 may serve as an intermediary between residential consumer service providers and content providers like Netflix, but it has told the FCC that traditional ISPs should provide information to consumers on broadband network performance.
Now averaging about one ex parte filing a week, Dish Network targeted the Bright House Networks piece of Charter Communications' aggressive cable acquisition spree in its latest query to the FCC.
Members of Congress, the FCC and the cable and consumer electronics industries continue to fight for position in a lobbying battle that will impact companies and workers involved in installing leased set-top boxes from pay-TV companies.
TDS Telecom may be an advocate of expanding broadband services, including offering 1 Gbps FTTH, but it is concerned that the FCC's new 25/3 Mbps definition of broadband may be challenging to meet in rural areas where buildout costs are higher.
Verizon says that the Communications Workers of America union's claims that the telco is abandoning its copper networks in various states is just a labor negotiation tactic.
The American Cable Association has applauded the FCC for adopting an order that brings parity to the amounts that telcos, wireless carriers and cable companies pay to attach equipment to uility poles.
The mobile and broadcasting industries both have something to cheer about following the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), which ends in Geneva on Friday.
AT&T has joined the growing chorus of ILECs that say requiring them to give wholesale customers a year-plus notice before they discontinue service will delay the IP transition.
In a new, lengthy filing with the FCC, AT&T reiterated its proposed changes to the agency's Lifeline program. Specifically, AT&T urged the FCC to offload most of the management functions of the program to the Universal Service Administrative Company, and to also allow Lifeline recipients to use the program to pay for their Internet access, whether that's wireless or wireline.