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Rival cable analyst refutes Moffett report, says sector is just fine

One day after noted cable industry analyst Craig Moffett downgraded the stocks of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to neutral on fears of cord-cutting and price-regulation tied to Title II Internet reform, analyst Jonathan Chaplin stepped forward with a dissenting viewpoint.

Sprint, T-Mobile not meeting all cell phone unlocking policy commitments, advocate says

Last week the largest U.S. wireless carriers agreed to let customers who have fulfilled their contracts unlock their phones and tablets and move to another carrier. Yet according to the consumer advocate who spurred the movement to change unlocking policies, Sprint and T-Mobile US in particular are not fully meeting their six commitments under the new policy.

Bulgaria's Vivacom plans to appeal fine over tablet PC subsidies

Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC), which trades under the Vivacom brand, said it will appeal a fine issued by the country's Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) related to the way the operator sells bundled services.

Comcast-TWC merger could threaten online video, render net neutrality moot, critics say

Could Comcast own the online video experience? If the merger between the cable giant and Time Warner Cable goes through, a majority of American consumers could find themselves locked into OTT options controlled by the new mega-Comcast, a recent op-ed in technology publication Backchannel suggests, squeezing out OTT competitors.

Qualcomm, Gogo continue clash over in-flight spectrum rules

It's been years in the making, and Qualcomm continues to urge the FCC to issue a Report and Order establishing the Next Generation Air-Ground service in the 14.0-14.5 GHz band "as soon as possible," according to an FCC filing. There's just one problem: Gogo.

Congress wants to permanently ban taxes on Internet

A group of bipartisan lawmakers moved to make a permanent ban on Internet service taxes.

New MLB commissioner won't intervene in TWC SportsNet LA impasse

With spring training almost at hand, and Major League Baseball's Opening Day less than two months away, new league commissioner Rob Manfred has told reporters that he has no intention of stepping into the regional sports network carriage impasse that has blacked out the Los Angeles Dodgers from 70 percent of their market.

NCTA's Powell is ready to battle FCC's Title II proposal

Michael Powell, the president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), says the group is ready to launch a legal challenge against the FCC over its Title II-based net neutrality proposal.

Municipal broadband providers also against FCC's Title II plan

A group of 43 municipal broadband providers have come together asking the FCC to exempt them from being included with large incumbent telcos and wireless operators as being common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. FierceTelecom has a complete summary of this story here.

Municipal providers protest FCC's Title II net neutrality proposal

A group of 43 municipal broadband providers are asking the FCC to exempt them from being included with large incumbent telcos and wireless operators as being common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.