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T-Mobile blasts AT&T's 600 MHz auction position as 'sacrificing competition'

AT&T Mobility again blasted proposals by T-Mobile US to restrict bidding in next year's incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast spectrum, arguing that they will doom the auction to failure.

Abdoulah: 'The content model will be broken'

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The conventional model where consumers receive premium cable television programming through a provider "will be broken...consumer behavior is doing it...and that's not a bad thing," Colleen Abdoulah, chairwoman of WideOpenWest and the American Cable Association said yesterday during a lunch here at the ACA Summit.

TDS' stimulus program will breathe broadband life into 27,000 rural households

Out of all the telcos that applied for the USDA's Rural Utilities Service grants as part of the ARRA broadband stimulus funding program in 2009 and 2010, TDS Telecom was the most aggressive. In which communities is it allocating those funds? Find out in this report.

Wheeler takes 'prism' view on net neutrality, retrans, process reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- During an ACA Summit session here Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler downplayed the Commission's recent decision to prohibit broadcasters from coordinating on retransmission-consent deals, calling the move to level the negotiating sessions between broadcasters and pay TV distributors "self evident."

Aereo CEO wants to sell cable operators a cloud-based DVR for $10 per sub

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Aereo Founder/CEO Chet Kanojia sounded highly confident in his Supreme Court case and boldly pledged to spend the year after the court case expanding his 110-person company and supplying low-cost technology to the nearly 1,000-member companies of the American Cable Association (ACA).

European operators partnering with OTT messaging vendors- albeit tentatively

It's no secret that over-the-top messaging providers like Viber, WhatsApp and Line are commanding an increasing share of mobile users' messaging traffic--a lead that has cut into operators' SMS revenues. Further, OTT players are rushing to expand their offerings to include movies, books and, in some cases, voice calling services. In response, European wireless operators are in the midst of finding ways to partner with OTT messaging providers in order to find some common ground.

Netflix call for net neutrality expansion rejected by FCC

There's no joy at Netflix today: The FCC rejected CEO Reed Hastings' request to regulate interconnects between the various networks that make up today's Internet. The online video provider had pushed for the expanded net neutrality rules so that it would no longer have to pay a toll to access Comcast's network.

Warping into NAB at the speed of broadband

Next week, I'll be covering the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas with my colleagues,  FierceCable  Editor Steve Donohue and Editor in Chief Sue Marek. NAB is of course one of the biggest trade shows of the year, but what's more telling is the amount of attention that will be paid to over-the-top services and technologies.

Slovenia invites bids for Telekom Slovenia

The Slovenian government has finally started the ball rolling on plans to sell its 72.75 per cent stake in Telekom Slovenia by calling for interested parties to submit their expressions of interest by close of business on April 23.

Industry groups blast EU net neutrality proposals

Telecom industry associations said the European Union will restrict innovation and consumer choice if it approves net neutrality in a vote on Thursday.