Verizon is going to pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the service provider's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts called a top Obama aide late last year in an unsuccessful attempt to dissuade the President from endorsing strident Title II-based Internet regulation.
The National Cable Telecommunications Association has written the FCC, calling a proposed redefinition of broadband to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream excessive.
The Obama administration has decided to rethink a proposal to employ a third-party, non-government entity to gather U.S. telephone call data currently collected by the National Security Agency, reports Reuters, citing unnamed security official sources.
CenturyLink has made a plea to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to reform the 1992 Cable Act so new entrants in the video services race can more effectively negotiate prices for content.
The European Commission (EC) will not refer the planned acquisition of Spain-based broadband provider Jazztel by Orange to the Spanish competition authority for assessment under Spanish competition law, saying it believes it is better placed to deal with the case.
European Commission (EC) precedents allowing a reduction in the number of mobile network operators (MNOs) in Germany and Ireland could prove key to Hutchison Whampoa's bid to acquire Telefónica's O2 UK, Jefferies International analysts said.
Three Democratic Senators have developed a new bill to overturn existing state laws banning or restricting cities and towns from building their own broadband networks. The bill, called the Community Broadband Act, was jointly developed by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Edward Markey (D-MA) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO). FierceTelecom has a complete breakdown of the news here.
Incumbent service providers and industry trade groups back a proposal by a group of Republicans to thwart a potential move by the FCC to reclassify broadband Internet service providers as common carriers under Title II in the 1996 Telecom Act.
A trio of Democratic Senators has developed a new bill called the Community Broadband Act that is designed to overturn existing state laws that ban or restrict cities and towns from building their own broadband networks.