News of Note—FCC, TDS Telecom, Altice and more

news of note

> The FCC is actively working against consumers, says BGR columnist. BGR article

> A new Mozilla study found that zero rating isn't really an on ramp to anywhere useful. Tech Dirt article

> NetComm Wireless and BT Group’s Openreach said they tested a “world first” fiber-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp)-based Gfast technology using a reverse power-fed Gfast Distribution Point Unit (DPU) engineered by NetComm Wireless. Release

> Customers of both Sky and TalkTalk were left without service after rats chewed through the operators’ cables in London. Global Telecoms Business article

> TDS Telecom began work on construction to expand and improve broadband to 1,200 locations in central La Paz County in Arizona. Release

> FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that Jennifer Tatel will serve as the agency’s acting general counsel. Release

> Altice says it will reach 1M new homes with FTTH by end of 2018. FierceCable article