AT&T has reiterated its argument that the FCC should remove the existing nondiscrimination requirements that apply to facilities-based IMTS traffic arrangements on the U.S.-Cuba route.
Americans' ever-increasing appetite for mobile data appears to be eating into home broadband usage, according to fresh data from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Verizon met with FCC officials last week to urge them not to adopt rules that would require broadband providers to obtain their customers' permission before using consumer data to send targeted ads.
LAS VEGAS — Speaking during a spirited clash of high-level decision-makers positioned on opposite sides of the FCC set-top proposal debate, one of the leading "pros," Gene Kimmelman, chief executive of progressive group Public Knowledge, conceded that access and control of viewer data on advanced pay-TV set-tops is a crucial, overlooked part of the FCC agenda.
CK Hutchison has not been able to convince European Union antitrust regulators that its deal to buy O2 UK will be of benefit to the market, with reports saying the proposed £10.25 billion (€12.8 billion/$14.5 billion) transaction is expected to be formally blocked within weeks.
The FCC has extended the deadline for "First Wave" proposals from prospective Spectrum Access System (SAS) administrators and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) operators. Interested parties now have until May 15, 2016, to submit their proposals.
While AT&T and EchoStar agreed to a potential sharing framework for the 28 GHz band, other stakeholders in the satellite industry and AT&T rival Verizon are still working on complicated technical details to make sharing possible.
Reacting to a proposal for sharing in the 28 GHz and 37/39 GHz bands as outlined by AT&T and EchoStar, Boeing says its proposal represents only a single viewpoint and should not be taken to represent a consensus within the satellite industry.
After 10 months of negotiation without a new contract agreement, Verizon's 40,000 wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers went on strike at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Follow our continuing coverage of the strike here.
The White House says the pay-TV set-top is the 'mascot' for a new executive order, signed by President Obama, meant to spur competition and innovation across numerous sectors of the U.S. economy.