Comptel, the trade association representing the competitive telecom service provider segment, has named former Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering as its CEO.
The National Security Agency is tracking the location data and movements of hundreds of millions of mobile devices overseas and is also occasionally scooping up location data on U.S. citizens as part of a massive surveillance effort to track foreign intelligence targets, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Two House Republicans are calling on lawmakers to revamp the 1996 Telecom Act to better reflect the realities the communications industry is seeing in today's broadband and wireless era. But exactly what changes they want to make are not clear.
The Competitive Carriers Association urged the FCC to form a special wireless competition task force to explore several key issues it argues are interrelated, such as spectrum aggregation and spectrum auctions. The issues the CCA wants the task force to look at are ones the group, which represents the interests of small carriers, has argued for in the past, but the CCA now says the FCC needs to look how the issues are connected.
Two leading Republican lawmakers said Tuesday they want to start a multi-year effort to reform the Communications Acts of 1996 and update it for the age of broadband communications and next-generation wireless services.
tw telecom, one of the largest competitive service providers, followed the route of other CLECs and asked the FCC to deny AT&T's proposal to eliminate certain long-term contracts that offer pricing discounts on TDM-based special access circuits it uses to connect business customers to its network.
Two House Republicans have proposed plans to update the 1996 Telecommunications Act by 2015 in an effort to reflect new technologies and innovations that have emerged since it was passed 18 years ago.
Europe's leading telecoms executives have been falling over themselves to call for more industry consolidation to counter falling prices in the market, and the CEO of Danish operator TDC, Carsten Dilling, is the latest to wade into the debate.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated in his first major policy address as chairman that one of the agency's key goals is ensuring that all carriers have enough spectrum to compete and operate their networks.
West Virginia might have to return $2.5 million in broadband stimulus funds if competitive provider Citynet can't convince the NTIA to approve its middle mile fiber project. The project is also under fire from Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America.