Public Knowledge and the Consumer Federation of America have taken highly speculative data on just how much revenue pay-TV operators are making from leasing set-tops, and extrapolated it to one fuzzy level higher.
Verizon says that cable operators' efforts to build fiber networks to deliver Ethernet and IP-based services will enable them to compete in 77.1 percent of the carrier's wireline markets.
The FCC has removed Cuba from its exclusion list, opening up opportunities for U.S.-based communications service providers to offer traditional telephone and Internet services to the country without needing to get separate approval from the regulator.
On the whole, reactions to the news that BT has been given the go ahead to buy UK mobile operator EE were fairly muted, indicating that many had believed approval to be a "shoo-in". The proposed merger between Three UK and O2 UK is expected to face a tougher battle.
The European Commission (EC) is this week expected to impose tough conditions on the proposed merger of Three UK with O2 UK, in what could be a major hurdle to reaching a deal.
The European Commission's (EC) competition commissioner said investigations into the tax arrangements of companies including Google and Apple is warranted to ensure fair levels of competition in the region's digital market.
Arcep president Sebastien Soriano is closely following the progress of talks that could see Orange snap up Bouygues Telecom for about €10 billion ($10.9 billion), and warned that any deal must not harm competition in the sector.
In its latest lobbying efforts at the FCC, Verizon is reiterating the importance of the spectrum bands above 24 GHz to help jumpstart 5G deployment, but it's also arguing for the FCC to combine the 37 GHz band with the 39 GHz band to create a single 3 GHz band of contiguous spectrum, with channels at least 200 MHz wide.
Executives for Time Warner Inc. and its HBO programming division met with officials for the FCC's Media and Wireline Competition Bureaus earlier this week, warning them that Charter's purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks could threaten the deployment of over-the-top services.
The AFL-CIO weighed in on T-Mobile's disputes over working conditions, urging the carrier to change its policies regarding confidentiality agreements for internal investigations and to inform employees of their rights as potential whistleblowers.