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TDS' CLEC business faces price squeeze from the ILECs' wholesale Ethernet regime

TDS Telecom's CLEC arm, TDS Metrocom, says that delivering Ethernet services to customers, particularly to smaller businesses that want 20 Mbps and above where it does not have its own facilities, is challenged by high-priced wholesale ILEC access services.

Cook meets Vestager to defend Apple's Irish tax arrangements

Apple CEO Tim Cook met Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission's (EC's) competition commissioner, to discuss an ongoing probe into the U.S. company's tax arrangements in the region.

Consumer coalition asks for stricter broadband privacy rules

A coalition of 60 consumer groups have asked the FCC to adopt rules that require large ISPs to protect personal data collected and shared without their consent.

Dish, Public Knowledge reprise 'Stop Mega' merger roles, lead coalition to stop Charter-TWC merger

Dish Network and Public Knowledge have found themselves in a familiar place, with a familiar name, once again leading a group of labor unions and tech coalitions to oppose the merger of large cable companies.

Primus Canada wins creditor protection as it negotiates sale to Birch Communications

Primus Canada has received court protection from its creditors as it looks to sell itself off to Birch Communications following a series of quarterly revenue declines.

Public Knowledge: Pay-TV customers overpaying on set-tops by $6 billion to $14 billion

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 calls cable operators a wild card in the business services market

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.

Cuba removed from FCC exclusion list, opening door for more U.S.-based CSPs

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.

Mixed reactions to BT/EE as Three/O2 faces a battle ahead

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.

Report: O2 and Three set to face tough EC conditions for UK merger

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.