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Aereo vs. broadcasters: Start of Supreme Court review is inconclusive

After day one, it's too close to call: Aereo and a group of TV broadcasters faced the Supreme Court in the first day of hearings around whether Aereo's service violates copyright laws.

Net neutrality: a stab in the dark?

Netflix has stepped up the argument in favour of 'strong net neutrality', even as it negotiates connectivy deals with ISPs on both sides of the Atlantic to ensure decent services for its end-users. It's a war of words that will continue, and there is clearly a great deal at stake for both sides. However, beyond the commercial bun fights over who should pay and how, much more needs to be clarified; the devil with net neutrality is in the detail.

Mallinson: Roaming charges are in terminal decline

International roaming is a major growth opportunity for operators in the face of domestic market saturation, however tales of bill shock for data roamers do little for operators' reputation with consumers, and are sparking attempts to eliminate roaming fees altogether.

States to watch in the muni broadband fight

The idea of community broadband as a way for municipalities to drive broadband into lightly serviced areas is again flaring up across the country. Citing a  Government Technology  article, FierceCable  reports that five states in particular--Kansas, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Utah and Tennessee--are worth watching.  Read more

AT&T warns it might skip 600 MHz incentive auction due to FCC's proposed restrictions

AT&T warned that it would have to "reevaluate" whether it would participate in the FCC's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum if the FCC places restrictions on how much spectrum it could purchase.

BSkyB, TalkTalk, CityFibre joint venture challenges BT's broadband hold

A new fiber to the premises (FTTP) joint venture formed by BSkyB, TalkTalk and CityFibre will provide up to 1 Gbps speed broadband in York as a way battle incumbent telco BT with their own broadband network.

The 10 highest paid CEOs in wireless in 2013

Check out the 10 highest-paid CEOs in wireless for 2013. The data comes from filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The 10 highest paid CEOs in wireline in 2013

A number of the largest telcos reported in recent public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) how much their CEOs made in 2013. FierceTelecom examines the salary and compensation rates of chief executives at 10 publicly traded service providers in our annual highest paid CEOs in wireline feature.

Broadcasting is about to change, regardless of Aereo lawsuit's outcome

It doesn't matter whether Aereo wins or loses its Supreme Court case. Broadcasting is going to change, because consumers demand it.

Tracking wireline's top-earning CEOs

Who are the highest-paid CEOs in the wireline industry? There weren't any surprises in the top-two category, with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam and AT&T chief Randall Stephenson once again dominating those spots.