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Ahead of Qualcomm decision, Obama administration leans on China over antitrust issues

During his recent visit to China, President Barack Obama pushed his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on the use of Chinese antitrust policy to limit royalty fees for foreign companies, according to a Reuters report. The high-level involvement comes as China appears close to nearing a decision on royalty fees that could see Qualcomm slapped with a $1 billion penalty.

Verizon tells FCC to address blocking and paid prioritization without Title II reclassification

Verizon has launched its latest salvo in the net neutrality debate, saying that the FCC has enough authority to enforce paid prioritization, blocking and throttling today without having to reclassify service providers under Title II regulation.

FCC delays net neutrality decision until next year following Obama's statement

President Barack Obama's statement on net neutrality and Title II reclassification that he issued on Monday is stirring up more heat as FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing a compromise on the proposed laws.

As Wheeler pushes against Obama, FCC's net neutrality vote delayed until next year

President Barack Obama's reinforced stance on net neutrality, issued Monday, appears to have added even more controversy to an already contentious issue, as FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler reportedly is reasserting his independent from the president and his plans to attempt a compromise on the issue. The political jostling has forced the FCC to retract its promise to issue new net neutrality rules this year--the commission has confirmed it won't make a judgment on the topic until next year.

T-Mobile's Legere opposes reclassifying broadband under Title II in net neutrality debate

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere came out against President Barack Obama's statement in support of the "strongest possible" net neutrality rules and his push for the FCC to reclassify broadband as Title II common carrier services. While not surprising, given T-Mobile's past stance on net neutrality, the opinion offered by Legere puts him in league with Verizon Communications and AT&T, two companies he is usually railing against.

Obama calls on FCC to enact 'strongest possible' net neutrality rules, including for wireless

President Barack Obama called on the FCC to create the "strongest possible" regulations to ensure net neutrality. Importantly, the president said the rules should apply to wireless networks as well as wireline ones, but he acknowledged that wireless networks are different than wired ones.

President Obama throws support behind the FCC's Title II broadband reclassification option

President Barack Obama issued a new statement telling service providers they need to ensure that the Internet remains free and open to any consumer.

Chappaquiddick ads tell vacationing President Obama, Comcast CEO Roberts island wants broadband

By no stretch of the imagination would Chappaquiddick Island be considered a backwater, but when it comes to broadband, the citizens are on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Cell phone unlocking bill appears set to become law

The House on Friday passed legislation that makes it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phone and take it to another carrier, and President Obama indicated he will sign the bill into law.

Obama's Farm Bill provides $50M for rural Gbps broadband

Rural telcos that are looking at deploying Gbps-based broadband networks will now have more financial assistance after President Obama signed into law the  Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill.