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T-Mobile urges FCC to 'tread lightly' regarding net neutrality

T-Mobile continued to defend its Binge On program and urged the FCC to "tread lightly" while attempting to address net neutrality concerns in mobile, according to a report from  The Hill.

Canada's telecom sector slows to a crawl, but 1.4 percent growth is ahead in 2016, economist says

Canada's telecom industry may not be on the right growth path: A number of factors including high debt, combined with limited job prospects are making it difficult for the country's consumers to spend more on their telecom services-- limiting growth to just 0.4 percent in 2015, according to The Conference Board of Canada.

Virgin Media CEO lends support to O2/Three UK deal

CK Hutchison's plan to buy O2 UK from Telefonica and merge it with Three UK has received support from a somewhat unexpected ally: the CEO of Virgin Media, Tom Mockridge.

Mobistar to take on Orange brand as EU clears Liberty Global's Base deal

The Belgian mobile market faces significant changes ahead after Mobistar confirmed plans to adopt the Orange brand in future, and the European Commission (EC) conditionally approved a proposed €1.33 billion ($1.48 billion) acquisition of KPN-owned Base Belgium by Liberty Global's Telenet.

Senators take Comcast, other MSOs to task for modem leasing

With the FCC moving on the issue of pay-TV set-top leasing, six U.S. Senators have turned their attention to another consumer CPE expense, cable modems.

AT&T, Comcast lead protest of Nashville's municipal broadband plans

AT&T remains locked in a battle with Tennessee lawmakers over a proposed bill that could enable municipal broadband providers like Chattanooga-based EPB, which gained attention for its 10 Gbps FTTH services, to expand their gigabit fiber-based broadband services into other parts of the state where services are lacking.

Level 3 says cable companies' limited resources make it tough to compete in enterprise services

Level 3 Communications sees cable operators as a growing threat in the business space it serves-- as well as a potential ally for special access-- but said their geographic nature and lack of experience means they will have a tough time competing with ILECs for large business customers.

Comcast: We might buy spectrum during FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction

Comcast confirmed that it plans to participate in forward portion of the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' 600 MHz spectrum. But don't expect the cable company to walk away with a haul of new spectrum licenses.

Google's new set-top box opens can of worms in Washington

Late last week, word got out that Google had produced a set-top box that meets many of the specifications that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would like to see cable operators implement in their STBs. It was curious on a lot of levels, until one realizes that Google has become one of the biggest influencers in Washington, D.C., says FierceCable Editor Daniel Frankel.

TWC's $9.7M franchise-fee dispute settlement approved by L.A. City Council

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a settlement with Time Warner Cable, ending a two-year-old dispute over franchise fees.