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Service providers get more time to file net-neutrality comments

The Federal Communications Commission has extended to Sept. 15 the deadline for service providers and other interested parties to file replies regarding its revised net-neutrality rules.

FCC extends net neutrality comment reply period to Sept. 15

The FCC has extended the period during which it will accept replies to public comments regarding new net neutrality rules by three business days, setting a new deadline of Sept. 15.

Comcast-TWC merger faces California scrutiny, Bright House deal complications

As top Comcast executives visited the FCC to continue lobbying for their proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, elements complicating the deal continued to emerge. For one, the takeover is facing growing opposition outside the Beltway on the state level, with California's public utility commission contributing a memo to the FCC's review process.

Wi-Fi advocates clash with automakers, WISPs over FCC's 5 GHz plan

The FCC's proposal to open up more of the 5 GHz band for use by unlicensed devices continues to draw criticism and generate debate in multiple corners, as supporters of the commission's plan square off against critics that are concerned about the proposal's impact on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications and wireless Internet service providers (WISPs).

America Movil must confirm suitor before selling off network assets, says regulator

América Móvil is anxious to shed some of its wireline and wireless assets so it can gain regulatory freedom, but Mexico's Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) told company owner Carlos Slim that the company can't present a plan until it names a buyer.

Washington State politicos give FairPoint cable rights-of-way

County commissioners in Kittitas and Yakima, Wash., helped FairPoint Communications move one step closer to providing cable TV service by removing a potential roadblock to the company's construction plans.

BT Openreach begins latest VDSL vectoring field trial

BT Openreach has begun the second phase of its VDSL vectoring trial, which it claims could enhance the speeds of its "up to" 80 Mbps-capable hybrid copper and fiber-based fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) network by reducing crosstalk on its existing copper lines.

Comcast's Cohen pleads merger case to FCC officials

It was a busy week for Comcast and the FCC. First it was revealed that the cable operator was ponying up $110,000 to sponsor a dinner fete for FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn--later rescinded with the contribution directed elsewhere--then an electronic filing offered details of a meeting between Executive Vice President David Cohen with senior commission officials.

Comcast, TWC back off funding dinner for FCC's Clyburn

Comcast wants to keep everything out of the shadows, so it's pulling its reported $110,000 support for a function honoring FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn while she and the agency are in the process of reviewing Comcast's $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable.

EE subscribers threaten to quit over call centre priority service

EE faces a customer backlash after introducing a service that lets subscribers pay to skip to the front of the queue when calling customer service centres.