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BT faces mandate to provide dark fiber to competitive business providers

BT may soon have to provide dark fiber solutions to competitors that operate in its territory as the country's regulator Ofcom has proposed that the incumbent telco should provide physical access to its fiber cables.

Parks: 11% of SVOD users share their passwords

Subscription video on demand services like Netflix and Hulu have seen their subscriber bases grow rather explosively, and ease-of-use for these platforms has always been given some of the credit. But the question has always lingered: How much digital piracy has resulted from the ease with which users can freely share usernames and passwords?

FairPoint to lay off 260 workers, with majority in northern New England

FairPoint Communications announced that it's going to lay off nearly 260 workers across its 17-state footprint, with most of the employees affected by this change residing in its northern New England territory.

T-Mobile confirms it has leased spectrum to other carriers to expand LTE network coverage

T-Mobile US has leased its spectrum to other carriers in an effort to expand its LTE network. However, it's unclear how extensive those efforts have been or how T-Mobile's work with other carriers compares to similar programs from Verizon Wireless and Sprint.

Verizon challenges cable's SMB play with FiOS skinny video bundle

Verizon is taking aim at cable's growing presence in the small to medium business (SMB) market by extending its new FiOS Custom TV service to local businesses that reside in its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) footprint.

AT&T, T-Mobile urge FCC to change DE rules, while U.S. Cellular, CCA warn against drastic reforms

The battle lines are being drawn over changes to the FCC's bidding rules ahead of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. AT&T and T-Mobile US want the commission to place restrictions on its designated entity (DE) rules to guard against what they argue was Dish Network's unfair manipulation of the rules during the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction.

Comcast to share viewer data with NBCUniversal

Four years after Comcast closed its acquisition of NBC Universal, the entertainment and media conglomerate finally has access to the cable parent's set-top data.

EarthLink says network management differentiates its Cloud Exchange service

EarthLink says it will differentiate its Cloud Exchange service, one that allows business customers access to a wide range of cloud players, by offering better network management and monitoring capabilities.

Sharing Netflix, other SVOD accounts is prevalent among OTT households--but how much it matters is relative

Among the 57 percent of U.S. broadband households that have an over-the-top video subscription like Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant Video or Netflix, 11 percent are using shared accounts provided by people outside the home, a new Parks Associates study says. But the question remains as to whether account sharing is a real problem, or an opportunity for SVOD providers.

European operators gear up to block mobile adverts from Google et al

Google faces the prospect of seeing its mobile adverts blocked by a number of European operators, as part of a broader battle between telecoms companies and over-the-top (OTT) content providers.