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COMPTEL, Sprint, XO, others urge FCC to "competify" the broadband industry

A group of industry trade organizations and service providers, including COMPTEL, Sprint, XO and BT, have launched a campaign to encourage the FCC to drive further competition in the broadband market.

Senators ask FCC to investigate 'ridiculous' pay-TV prices

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and three of his fellow progressive Senators have written the FCC, asking the agency to investigate what they term the "ridiculous" price of cable TV and broadband fees.

FCC proposes extending copper retirement, sets IP transition protections for consumers, businesses

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has set forth an agenda that the commission plans to discuss at its August 6 open meeting designed to protect both businesses and consumers as ILECs migrate more of their networks from copper to fiber and to IP.

Windstream says SMBs will be hurt if AT&T raises special access prices in IP transition

Windstream has told the FCC that AT&T's IP transition will hurt small and medium businesses if large telco providers are allowed to raise rates for last mile network services.

Charter is 'naive' about DoJ concerns, analyst Greenfield says

Although most analysts expect federal regulators to approve Charter Communications' bid to simultaneously buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield remains highly skeptical.

Report: Verizon threatens to cut off copper POTS customers unwilling to switch to fiber

Verizon may be keen on migrating more customers off its aging copper network onto fiber, but that transition is creating new battle for some customers that still want to retain a copper-based POTS line.

France's MVNOs call for mobile market consolidation

France's mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) pleaded for a return to a market with only three mobile operators, saying this would provide better conditions for wholesale access to mobile networks.

Telekom Austria wins regulatory approval for Macedonia merger

Telekom Austria Group said the Macedonian Commission for Protection of Competition has approved the merger of its subsidiary Vip Operator with Telekom Slovenije's subsidiary One to create a new entity called one.Vip on the mobile market in the Republic of Macedonia.

France kicks off 700-MHz spectrum auction

French regulator Arcep invited bidders to submit their applications to take part in an auction of 700-MHz spectrum, kicking off a process that the French government hopes will raise at least €2.5 billion ($2.8 billion) for state coffers.

Frontier says pole attachment prices are dramatically high in rural areas

Frontier has joined Level 3 Communications and industry group COMPTEL in asking the FCC to clarify the rules regarding pole attachment rates for cable and traditional telecom providers, as well as making the rates more uniform.