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Verizon presents 'last, best final' labor contract offer to wireline union workers

Verizon has put what it says is a final labor contract proposal on the table for wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW.

Comcast fears that FCC's special access proposals could harm new business service entrants

The FCC may have passed an order to explore how it can realign special access, or what it now calls Business Data Services (BDS) rules, but emerging business service providers like Comcast are fearful that new regulation could impede new competitors from growing.

FCC puts final rules in place for spectrum sharing in 3.5 GHz band

The FCC today reaffirmed its decision to create the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3.5 GHz band and took steps to finalize the rules for a new experimental sharing regime, making 150 MHz available for mobile broadband and other commercial uses.

NCTA says FCC 'special access' proposal will result in 'onerous new rate regulation,' 'obvious harm'

Once again finding itself at odds with former cable-industry lobbyist and current FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the NCTA blasted a divided FCC vote this morning to propose new regulations for business broadband.

CWA union claims Verizon temps are endangering citizens with shoddy wireline work

Members of the Communications Workers of America, one of the two unions whose Verizon workers are on strike, say that replacement workers hired by the telco to handle repairs and installations on its wireline networks are failing to abide by "basic safety practices."

Report: CWA claims T-Mo created fake union dubbed T-Voice to sway workers

The Communications Workers of America accused T-Mobile of illegally creating a company-controlled union to gain ground in a long-running fight between the two sides, according to Bloomberg.

Verizon customers' perception of FiOS, wireless drops as worker strike rages on

As Verizon's wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue with their labor strike, consumers' view of FiOS and Verizon Wireless have plummeted.

Google looks gift horse in mouth, opposes FCC privacy protections for set-tops

While the FCC's "Unlock the Box" proposal seems remarkably tailored for Google, the technology giant has one little bone to pick with the agency in comments submitted earlier this week.

Gigabit speed presents special-access conundrum, Level 3 says

Level 3 Communications may be one of the most aggressive providers rolling out fiber to deliver a host of Ethernet and cloud services, but being a competitive provider it can't bring fiber into every building that wants service.

Pros weigh in on FCC set-top proposal

While pay-TV operators have been backed by a surprisingly robust coalition of programmers, advertisers and Congressional lawmakers in their battle to stop the FCC from imposing new regulations on their set-top leasing business, the agencies set-top proposal is also getting commentary from numerous backers.