Canada has launched a project to gauge the speed experience consumers have with their broadband service providers. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is conducting this project in collaboration with all of the country's major ISPs such as Bell Canada, Telus and Bell Aliant and market researcher SamKnows.
The FCC wants to charge satellite operators DirecTV and Dish Network a per-subscriber regulatory fee, just as it does for cable and IPTV companies.
President Obama said he will renominate FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to another term. The Democratic commissioner initially joined the commission in 2011.
Patrick Drahi, Altice telecom group's majority shareholder, was in New York Thursday, meeting with top Time Warner Cable executives, including CEO Rob Marcus, to discuss a possible cash-and-stock buyout of the No. 2 cable operator in the U.S.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the commission's decision over whether or not to grant a $3.3 billion discount related to the AWS-3 auction to two "designated entities" affiliated with Dish Network will not derail the upcoming incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV airwaves that is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2016.
Slovenia said it expects to decide on the sale of a majority stake in Telekom Slovenia within two weeks, after it received an improved and final offer from private equity investment fund Cinven.
The FCC has asked broadband ISPs to put more provisions in place to protect customers' privacy, signaling how it may enforce its new Open Internet Order that will officially go into effect on June 12.
The federal government would prefer a European multinational purchase Time Warner Cable rather than a large U.S. cable company like Charter Communications. This is according to a number of analysts polled in a Thursday Reuters report, the upshot of which was Luxembourg-based telecom conglomerate Altice SA has a better regulatory shot at acquiring TWC than Charter does.
Comcast is the latest service provider to sign an interconnection agreement with Internet transit provider Level 3 Communications ahead of the FCC's net neutrality rules that will go into effect next month.
Google supports the idea of the FCC authorizing resources for the study of broadband delivered from high-altitude platform stations (HAPS), which are 20 to 50 kilometers above ground.