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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.