Could AT&T's GigaPower product beat out Google Fiber?; Telmex fined $48.2M for monopolistic practices against Axtel

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> Could AT&T's GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) product beat out Google Fiber in the broadband race? Article

> The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), together with the Centre for International Law of the National University of Singapore, George Washington University Law School and the Sargasso Sea Commission, co-sponsored a workshop titled Submarine Cables in the Sargasso Sea – Legal and Environmental Issues Beyond National Jurisdiction at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Release

> Telmex has been fined $48.2 million for monopolistic practices against rival operator Axtel. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News
> The National Labor Relations Board has charged Cablevision CEO James Dolan with threatening to withhold pay raises to his company's Brooklyn tech workers unless they voted to quit their union. Article

> DirecTV sued Al Jazeera America in July to terminate its carriage agreement with the cable news network, claiming the channel's programming is not what it signed up for. Article

Wireless News
> BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the company is going to be more focused on becoming profitable and maintaining that status than churning out a wide range of new smartphones. Article

> T-Mobile US is almost done transitioning customers on its legacy plans to its more recent no-contract Simple Choice plans, and argues that customers who are being moved to the new plans are getting more benefits for basically the same price. Article

And finally… @eB2B_Cloud: Big Data is not just a Hype Word. Article