European Commission approves Germany's broadband plan; CNN reports the Web is getting slower

Wireline news from across the web: 

> The Web is reportedly getting slower. CNN Money article

> The European Commission has approved Germany's plan to provide billions of dollars' worth of funding for broadband rollout. Total Telecom article

> UK regulator Ofcom said BT should lower the wholesale prices it charges businesses, schools and libraries that lease lines for high-speed broadband and mobile services. Bloomberg article

Cable News

> The cable industry's M&A trend now extends beyond large and mid-sized operators, evidenced by San Marcos, Texas-based Grande Communications' purchase for an undisclosed sum of Central Texas MSO Centrovision. Article

> Time Warner Cable has been targeted for the first complaint under the FCC's new net neutrality rules, which just took effect on June 12. Article

Installer News

> IHS believes that the Wi-Fi extender market will grow from 5.3 million in 2014 to 9.6 million in 2019, driven largely by the adoption of multiscreen TVs. Article

Online Video News

> According to a new Digitalsmiths study, 32.4 percent of current cable, satellite and IPTV subscribers say they're "on the fence" about keeping their service and would need enticement to stay. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom, which is reportedly in talks with Dish Network about Dish buying T-Mobile, is also talking to Comcast about a possible deal, according to a report from German publication Manager Magazin. Article

> The FCC is proposing to fine AT&T Mobility $100 million for not being transparent enough with its grandfathered unlimited data plan customers about how and when their speeds would be reduced if they use too much data. The fine is the largest the FCC has ever proposed. Article

And finally… @ConsumerWD: We are asking the #FCC to require internet companies to honor Do Not Track. Release

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