Verizonhas made another move to keep its maintenance and installation schedules on time by deploying thousands of additional employees as wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue their labor strike.
How does a guy go from being a cable industry lobbyist to proposing two of the most unpopular ideas to hit the business since the retrans fee was invented? However FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler did it, such a transition is not all that common.
CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier banded together in protest of the FCC's passing of a proposal to realign the special access market, saying that it would have a detrimental effect on how service providers address Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets.
A divided FCC voted to move forward with reforms of so-called "special access" lines, marking a big win for T-Mobile and Sprint and perhaps forestalling price hikes as 5G networks eventually come online.
Having had a chance to review the conditions agreed to by Charter Communications in exchange for FCC approval of its Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks purchases, media investment analyst Craig Moffett has deemed them livable.
The FCC today announced an initial spectrum clearing target of 126 MHz for the 600 MHz incentive auction, a figure that represents the maximum amount of spectrum the commission had hoped to offer.
Telenor CFO Richard Olav Aa and general counsel Pål Wien Espen resigned from the Norway-based operator, after a law firm said it found weaknesses in the way the operator handled allegations of corruption at VimpelCom.
Pivoting course on the terse response he issued last week when Comcast announced it was integrating its set-top functionality into Samsung smart TVs and Roku streaming devices, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler offered backhanded praise for the MSO's new "Program Partners" initiative. He said the plan is exactly the kind of strategy he hopes will become ubiquitous once his "Unlock the Box" proposal becomes law.
Verizon has put what it says is a final labor contract proposal on the table for wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW.
The FCC may have passed an order to explore how it can realign special access, or what it now calls Business Data Services (BDS) rules, but emerging business service providers like Comcast are fearful that new regulation could impede new competitors from growing.