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Qualcomm board rejects Broadcom bid

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on Qualcomm's board has unanimously voted to reject Broadcom's unsolicited $105 billion takeover offer on the grounds that the bid price is too low.... [visit site to read more]

Why dark fiber matters to your organization

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Chris Janson, Product Marketing Manager - Optical Networking for Nokia Optical fiber is now prevalent in communications networks and is used to connect business, residential, and individual users. Show More Summary

Thursday Bytes: DE-CIX, CenturyLink, HE, Peak 10 + Viawest

Here's a quick look at some news items from around the US mid-week:... [visit site to read more]

Connected kids and comfortable parents

A new study of American parents of connected children released today by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) found that parents whose kids have their own connected device or social media account are notably more optimistic about the benefits of that technology than are those whose children do not have them. The report, “Connected Families: […]

Three J.D. Power Studies Show Changing Attitudes and a Demanding Public

Telecom carriers, providers spend millions researching how people feel about products. Some of the best public information comes from J.D. Power.

Verizon, Comcast Looking at Fox?

Yesterday a new rumor hit the markets involving big telecom/cable buying media assets.  Supposedly, both Verizon and Comcast have been talking to Twenty-First Century Fox about acquiring TV and movie related assets.... [visit site to read more]

FCC Approves Voluntary ATSC 3.0 Next Gen TV Implementation

New Opportunities for Next Gen Broadcasters and Simulcast “Host” Stations, but Controversies Remain. Yesterday, the FCC adopted a Report and Order authorizing television broadcasters to use the “Next Generation” broadcast television (Next Gen TV) transmission standard (also called “ATSC 3.0”) on a voluntary, market-driven basis. Show More Summary

One Small Step for Cell Sites: FCC Finds that Replacing Utility Poles is Unlikely to Affect Historical Properties

The Federal Communications Commission has taken a very tiny step toward eliminating unnecessary obstacles to the installation of communications facilities on existing structures without triggering historic review obligations. For the...Show More Summary

Christmas Has Come Early: Media Bureau Waives Ancillary/Supplementary Services Report Filing Requirement

Acting with commendable promptness, the Media Bureau has relieved virtually all television stations from the requirement to file ancillary/supplementary service reports, at least for this year and likely for future years as well. These reports are traditionally due on Dec. 1 of every year. As we reported back in October, the reports are the ones...… Continue Reading

The Ambivalently Federalist FCC

With all this talk about draining the Washington, D.C. swamp and its entrenched federal government occupants, the FCC remains quite enamored with federal preemption of state and local initiatives. I cannot see a coherent rationale for depriving non-federal actors of their role as laboratories for innovative regulation and better, on-site agents. Show More Summary

FCC Mulls Easing Copper Retirement Regulations

Much of the copper in the field is old. Some, in fact, has been in service for a century.

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