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Wheeler: Third-party set-tops will have to protect consumer privacy, too

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler continues to stump for his new set-top proposal, assuring the Washington Post that under his plan, makers of third-party devices sold at retail will have to abide by the same privacy concerns that cable and satellite set-tops do if they are to work in the pay-TV ecosystem.

ACA pleads to roll back set-top regulations for smaller providers

Now playing from behind, American Cable Association (ACA) officials met with FCC officials last week in an attempt to walk back the agency's new set-top box regulation proposal.

Czech regulator plans auction for 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz frequencies

The Czech Telecommunication Office (CTO) announced plans to auction off remaining frequencies in the 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands and has invited interested parties to submit their applications by Mar. 22.

Mallinson: O2, Three UK merger could produce a dynamic marketplace

Objections by UK and EU regulators to the proposed merger of O2 UK and Three UK fail to take into account the new and expanding ways that innovation and competition may occur, and also wrongly equate rising ARPUs in markets where consolidation has taken place to consumer price increases alone.

Windstream says incumbents' tariffs, network ubiquity inhibit CLEC IP transition

Windstream isn't opposed to making a transition to IP and fiber, but in the markets where it operates as a CLEC the service provider says it is at a disadvantage in terms of gaining access to existing local network infrastructure.

AT&T asks FCC to enforce expired roaming rates with iWireless

AT&T asked the FCC to force a regional carrier in Iowa to provide roaming services at the same rates of a contract between the two companies that expired in December.

Verizon, Frontier may face service disruption due to Florida pole attachment dispute

Verizon and Frontier Communications customers in Florida might have to deal with a service disruption if the two carriers can't resolve an ongoing dispute over pole attachments with Florida Power and Light, the state's incumbent utility provider and major pole owner.

USTelecom drops out of anti-Charter mergers group Stop Mega Cable Coalition

USTelecom said that it is dropping out of the Stop Mega Cable Coalition, less than a month after formation of the group, which is intended to halt Charter Communication's takeovers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

NYC lobbies against Altice-Cablevision deal at state Public Service Commission

New York City officials said they have "serious concern" over the proposed $17.7 billion takeover of Cablevision by Europe's Altice NV.

Republican senators say FCC's 25 Mbps broadband standard isn't fair

The FCC's 25 Mbps broadband definition is facing more criticism from Republican lawmakers with Senators Fred Upton and Greg Walden claiming the regulator is simply power hungry.
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