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Driverless Cars: I Am Out of the Office. Let’s Do a Meeting

News this week included driverless cars, 4G smartphone markets, browser wars, VoIP protection and fake phones.

Ofcom CEO gives Brexit speech

In a speech to the Institute of Government this week, Ofcom Chief Executive Sharon White explained that the communications industry is a vital part of the economy, with combined revenue of £57bn, or 3 per cent of GDP, making it second only to financial services. Talking of the consequences of the UK leaving the European […]

Streamlined Foreign Media Ownership Procedures (Mostly) Effective in January

A September Commission Order modifying a number of Commission Rules regarding filing and review of foreign ownership in broadcast licensees has now been published in the Federal Register, setting the effective date of at least some of these changes.  Many of those rule changes will now go into effect January 30, although some changes regarding … Continue Reading

Fiber M&A: Everstream to Acquire Lynx Network Group

October and November were hot for fiber and infrastructure M&A, and now December has one already too.  Ohio-based Everstream has struck in Michigan for the second time in 2016.  They have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lynx Network Group.... [visit site to read more]

Making Your Airport Great Again: FCC Waiver Allows Updated Body Scanners

We reported earlier this year that the FCC was seeking comment on a waiver request to allow certification of an updated, wider-band version of airport body scanners, ones that will meet new TSA standards. That waiver, which was not opposed,...Show More Summary

Metro Bytes: UPN, Liquid Telecom, CityFibre

Here's some additional metro fiber news from three continents as the week winds down:... [visit site to read more]

We Haven’t Seen the Last of Mirai, That’s for Sure

The bad news is that Mirai hasn’t gone away. In fact, it seems to have burrowed itself more deeply into the internet.

Altice Places a Big Bet on Fiber

A year ago, Altice made a move on the US cable market, purchasing Cablevision and Suddenlink. Now, as the fourth largest cable operator in the country, the French group has announced just what they plan to do with those assets. They are plotting a big fiber rollout.... [visit site to read more]

Tinder Foundation becomes Good Things Foundation

For the past five years, I have been a Board member of what used to be called the Online Centres Foundation and then was the Tinder Foundation and now has just been renamed the Good Things Foundation. Indeed I’m in Sheffield today and tomorrow for the Annual General Meeting and a Board meeting. The organisation […]

Likely and Behind the Scenes Changes at the FCC

It should come as no surprise that the Federal Communications Commission will substantially change its regulatory approach, wingspan and philosophy under a Trump appointed Chairman. One can readily predict that the new FCC will largely undo what has transpired in previous years. Show More Summary

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