T-Mobile continued to defend its Binge On program and urged the FCC to "tread lightly" while attempting to address net neutrality concerns in mobile, according to a report from The Hill.
Charter Communications is the latest cable company to take a lukewarm view of the FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum auction, saying it's unlikely to participate. Like some other wireline service providers, Charter had been seen as a potential dark horse to leverage the spectrum sale to elbow its way into the mobile market.
AT&T remains locked in a battle with Tennessee lawmakers over a proposed bill that could enable municipal broadband providers like Chattanooga-based EPB, which gained attention for its 10 Gbps FTTH services, to expand their gigabit fiber-based broadband services into other parts of the state where services are lacking.
AT&T said it wants a "realistic" schedule for repacking spectrum following the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' 600 MHz spectrum, signaling it would be willing to extend the deadline for the program beyond 39 months, Bloomberg BNA reported.
Comcast confirmed that it plans to participate in forward portion of the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' 600 MHz spectrum. But don't expect the cable company to walk away with a haul of new spectrum licenses.
When word leaked last week that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) was showing off in D.C. a set-top that sounded an awful lot like FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler engineered it himself, I found myself asking, how did the cable industry get out-lobbied so badly?
Verizon still claims the best coverage and fastest speeds among the major carriers' LTE networks, but T-Mobile is hot on its heels in both areas, according to a new report from OpenSignal. AT&T and Sprint aren't far behind in coverage, the network-performance measurement firm said, but their LTE users are tolerating substantially slower download speeds-- particularly compared to users in some foreign markets.
CenturyLink and Verizon have fired the latest salvos in the special access saga, claiming that the FCC should refrain from re-regulating the special access market due to the growth of competitive service options from cable providers and CLECs.
Cuba plans to begin offering a broadband service in two Havana neighborhoods as part of a pilot designed to give residential customers access in a country where there's been little, if any Internet service options.
The nation's largest carriers still argue for more spectrum for licensed use-- no surprise there – but they're also fully behind the commission's efforts to identify new spectrum above 24 GHz.