ATLANTA--Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure advocated for a coalition of smaller carriers that are members of Competitive Carriers Association to be able to jointly bid with Sprint in the 600 MHz incentive auction.
The FCC's net neutrality rules could undermine what is being proposed for 5G networks by the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance and others. Who knows how very well 5G might enable development of other innovative new services, business models and pricing packages if it remains unshackled?
Well, that didn't take long. Broadband industry trade group USTelecom and a small Texas-based ISP, Alamo Broadband, filed lawsuits challenging the FCC's recently approved net neutrality rules. However, the petitions are likely going to be tossed out for being filed too early.
When asked about the impact of the FCC's new net neutrality rules, top cable-industry executives have offered up a somewhat unified response: the effects should be minimal as long as the agency holds true to its promise not regulate rates.
An article suggesting that Comcast was in negotiations with HBO, Showtime and Sony to treat the broadband traffic of the latter three's new OTT products as "managed services" set off skeptic alarms for one analyst.
While there is a legitimate concern that LTE Broadcast content will be given a higher quality of service than regular, over-the-top video content, I don't think the situation will violate net neutrality. In fact, based on conversations I have had this week with experts at vendors that specialize in LTE Broadcast (and, admittedly, are proponents of the technology), carriers' use of it is likely to benefit customers, even those who are not taking advantage of it.
Verizon Communications, AT&T, Comcast and other carriers and ISPs are likely going to let industry trade associations take up the legal fight against the FCC and sue the agency over its net neutrality rules, according to a Reuters report.
A week after the FCC released its net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, Chairman Tom Wheeler responded to Congressional Republican claims that he was in cahoots with the Obama administration in developing the new regs.
The FCC's recently published net neutrality rules will not spell doom for wireless carriers that want to launch sponsored data plans, according to a report from analysts at Wall Street firm New Street Research.
The FCC has delivered its long-awaited net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act. The FCC posted the 400-page order to its website two weeks after it was approved in a 3-2 vote by the Democratic-controlled commission.