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FCC fights AT&T, CenturyLink and others over net neutrality rules

The FCC has filed its opposition to requests made by USTelecom, AT&T and CenturyLink to stay the implementation of its net neutrality rules, showing that it is not going to give into the telecom industry's pressure to revise its order.

Germany on starting blocks for 700-MHz spectrum auction

Germany is preparing for its next major spectrum auction, with the final bidding amount expected to come close to the €4.4 billion raised in the last auction in 2010, according to analysts.

Canada's CRTC to measure consumer broadband speeds

Canada has launched a project to gauge the speed experience consumers have with their broadband service providers.  The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is conducting this project in collaboration with all of the country's major ISPs such as Bell Canada, Telus and Bell Aliant and market researcher SamKnows.

FCC to charge satellite operators per-sub fee just like cable

The FCC wants to charge satellite operators DirecTV and Dish Network a per-subscriber regulatory fee, just as it does for cable and IPTV companies.

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel nominated for new term

President Obama said he will renominate FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to another term. The Democratic commissioner initially joined the commission in 2011.

Altice's Drahi meets with Marcus as FCC gives OK to Charter to also pursue TWC

Patrick Drahi, Altice telecom group's majority shareholder, was in New York Thursday, meeting with top Time Warner Cable executives, including CEO Rob Marcus, to discuss a possible cash-and-stock buyout of the No. 2 cable operator in the U.S.

FCC's Wheeler: Decision on discount for Dish-affiliated companies won't derail incentive auction

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the commission's decision over whether or not to grant a $3.3 billion discount related to the AWS-3 auction to two "designated entities" affiliated with Dish Network will not derail the upcoming incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV airwaves that is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2016. 

Slovenia says expects to decide on Telekom sale in 2 weeks

Slovenia said it expects to decide on the sale of a majority stake in Telekom Slovenia within two weeks, after it received an improved and final offer from private equity investment fund Cinven.

FCC says broadband ISPs have to improve customer privacy protection

The FCC has asked broadband ISPs to put more provisions in place to protect customers' privacy, signaling how it may enforce its new Open Internet Order that will officially go into effect on June 12.

Altice would have easier time with feds in buying TWC than Charter would, poll finds

The federal government would prefer a European multinational purchase Time Warner Cable rather than a large U.S. cable company like Charter Communications. This is according to a number of analysts polled in a Thursday Reuters report, the upshot of which was Luxembourg-based telecom conglomerate Altice SA has a better regulatory shot at acquiring TWC than Charter does.