FTC to clarify principles around unfair competition; Ookla drops Net Index broadband speed report

More wireline industry news from across the Web:

> The FTC is planning to clarify its principles for policing companies accused of unfair competition, after high-profile cases such as Google's patent infringement claims against rivals. Wall Street Journal story (sub. req.)

> Microsoft is following Netflix's lead and increasing parental leave benefits to eight weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers. New York Times story (tiered sub.)

> Ookla has done away with its Net Index, leaving small ISPs holding the short end of the stick when it comes to reporting broadband speeds, they say. DSL Reports article

> Technology startups often make the mistake of building their business around what they think existing companies are doing wrong, rather than meeting a "deep need that isn't satisfied" in the market. Aaron's Blog post

Online Video News

> Despite an outage that affected its authenticated viewers, Fox News shut down all unofficial OTT feeds of its Republican candidates debate -- including one from Fox-owned European network Sky News. Article

Cable News

> The NCTA says energy efficient set-top boxes have saved consumers more than $500 million in the past two years. Article

> "Peak TV" has arrived, FX Network President John Landgraf said last week. Article

Wireless News

> Let the rumor mill begin cranking: Apple may unveil its iPhone 6S on Sept. 9. Article

> Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US dominated network spending in the second quarter, but AT&T and Sprint are both poised to up their spending in the second half of the year and into 2016. Article

And finally … Gigabit fiber is poised to take off in Europe and Asia from 2017-2021. Next Big Future article


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