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.
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. 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.