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Republican senators say FCC's 25 Mbps broadband standard isn't fair

The FCC's 25 Mbps broadband definition is facing more criticism from Republican lawmakers with Senators Fred Upton and Greg Walden claiming the regulator is simply power hungry.

CenturyLink lights 1 Gbps service for select Houston-area business customers

CenturyLink is continuing its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises drive, announcing that it is now offering service to a number of new multi-tenant unit buildings in parts of Houston.

Verizon may buy Yahoo, if it gets 'the right price'

As Yahoo's growth prospects continue to stay flat and analysts predict the company may be broken and sold off, Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed that the service provider is taking a hard look at buying the Internet search and online video company-- or at least some of its assets.

Gamma inks deal with Three UK for 4G service for businesses

Gamma, a UK-based business communications service provider (CSP), agreed a deal with Three UK to provide the primary radio access for a new mobile service it plans to launch in the first half of 2016.

Orange to buy Millicom's DRC business for $160M

Millicom has agreed to sell its business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to Orange for $160 million (€143 million).

Mobile Future pushes light regulatory touch in LTE-U proceeding

As the Wi-Fi Alliance prepares to convene this week for its second workshop on LTE-U, Mobile Future is pushing for the FCC to continue using a light-touch regulatory policy when it comes to unlicensed spectrum.

Verizon follows T-Mobile's Binge On with zero-rated streaming video through Go90

Verizon waded further into sponsored content, issuing an update to its Go90 app this week that enables Verizon's postpaid users to stream content through the app on the carrier's LTE network without incurring additional data charges. Other Go90 activity such as browsing, downloading, clipping and sharing content will continue to incur data charges.

Comcast's wireless flirtation is being closely scrutinized by spending-cautious investors

Investors and analysts are concerned about the level of capital spending potentially involved with Comcast's entry into the wireless business, according to MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.

Cheaper wholesale prices drive a thriving MVNO market

The MVNO market has grown at an impressive clip over the last several years as customers seek alternatives to tier-one carriers and as costs of operating a virtual network have declined. Citing Strategy Analytics data,  Bloomberg  reports that U.S. MVNOs have roughly doubled their subscriber numbers since 2009, while the four major network operators have seen subscriptions grow by only 28 percent.

Canada's telecom sector slows to a crawl, but 1.4 percent growth is ahead in 2016, economist says

Canada's telecom industry may not be on the right growth path: A number of factors including high debt, combined with limited job prospects are making it difficult for the country's consumers to spend more on their telecom services-- limiting growth to just 0.4 percent in 2015, according to The Conference Board of Canada.