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What is the pathway to profitability for Wi-Fi aggregators like iPass and Boingo?

Wi-Fi hotspots are increasingly being aggregated together to form rudimentary, patchwork, nationwide wireless networks. However, some of the companies that are doing the actual work of aggregating those hotspots, including iPass, Boingo and Towerstream, don't have much to show for their efforts--at least, not yet.

Cablevision 'undervalued' as acquisition target, analyst says

With Altice SA and Patrick Drahi circling Cablevision, FBN Securities' Robert Routh says the Bethpage, N.Y.-based MSO is actually undervalued as an acquisition target.

Former Rep. Waxman, now a T-Mobile adviser, proposes compromises on 600 MHz auction

Former Rep. Henry Waxman,  now a lobbyist  for T-Mobile US, wrote in a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that the agency should strike a compromise on when to trigger the bidding for reserved spectrum in the broadcast incentive auction and on a proposal to relocate TV stations in the duplex gap after the auction.  

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.

Verizon training 15,000 non-union workers as CWA and IBEW talks drag on

Verizon is preparing for a strike involving 38,000 unionized employees, as talks with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) continue to drag on.

Time running out for Comcast in pledge to deploy 2 Gbps service to 18M subs by end of 2015

Comcast now has less than six months to fulfill a pledge made in April to roll out 2 Gbps broadband services to 18 million customers by the end of 2015.

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.

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.

Cyanogen hires senior engineers from Amazon, Qualcomm in alternative Android push

Startup Cyanogen (a 2015 Fierce 15 winner) is hiring veteran engineering talent as it continues to develop an alternative version of Google's Android operating system. The firm announced that it picked up two senior engineers, Stephen Lawler, who will serve as senior vice president of engineering, and Karthick Iyer, who will be vice president of global systems.

CenturyLink, CWA establish tentative agreement covering North Florida workers

CenturyLink has overcome a hurdle in its labor negotiations with union workers by establishing a tentative agreement with workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in its Northern and Central Florida regions.