BT's rivals are pressuring Ofcom to break up the former incumbent as part of the regulator's latest review into the UK's digital communications market, which Ofcom opened on Thursday (Mar. 12).
The FCC has delivered its long-awaited net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act. The FCC posted the 400-page order to its website two weeks after it was approved in a 3-2 vote by the Democratic-controlled commission.
The FCC has delivered its long-awaited net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, one that will open a host of legal challenges from major telcos like AT&T and Verizon.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged DirecTV with deceptive advertising, alleging that the satellite TV operator has been luring prospective customers with 12-month promotional rates but not properly explaining to them the implications of the two-year contract these deals entail.
The FCC published its full net neutrality rules and gave wireless carriers insight into three key elements of the regulations: what constitutes "reasonable network management;" how future wireless data practices will be evaluated to make sure they comply with the rules; and why wireless networks are covered in the first place.
In the first Senate Commerce Committee hearing on its progress toward establishing a common nationwide broadband public-safety network, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was queried on everything from how it will incorporate rural areas into its broadband network to the excruciatingly long periods it takes FirstNet to hire people.
In a highly anticipated demonstration of its technology before the FCC, Globalstar showed that Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS) operations on Channel 14 had no negative impact on Wi-Fi operations within the public Wi-Fi channels in the ISM band.
The cable industry has a new hedge in its battle to control spiraling program costs: Hook the struggle to the federal government's effort to expand high-speed Internet deployment.
Verizon Wireless is not that worried that cable MSOs will start eating into the wireless business with Wi-Fi-first business models, according to a senior Verizon executive. At an investor conference today, Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo touched on several hot-button issues for Verizon and the wider industry, including new FCC regulations on net neutrality and data roaming.
Verizon Wireless came out against joint bidding arrangements for future spectrum auctions, allying itself with AT&T Mobility and setting up a battle with Sprint and T-Mobile US ahead of next year's 600 MHz incentive auction.