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Google Fiber's expansion efforts highlight lack of broadband competition

Google Fiber confirmed on Monday that it would bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to four new metro areas in the Southeast--Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.,--illustrating its desire to continually shake up the status quo of the broadband market.

Google Fiber Proves the Skeptics Wrong and Wireless May be Next

Google Fiber announces that its service will be coming to 18 cities in four major metropolitan areas including Atlanta, Nashville, and Charlotte.

Telefonica Taps Allied Fiber for Southeastern Dark Fiber

Allied Fiber has won a big dark fiber contract for its ongoing fiber roll-out in the southeast.  Spanish-based Telefonica is coming ashore in North America and onto some new terrestrial dark fiber, taking up residence on Allied Fiber’s growing footprint. … [visit site to read more]

David Janet Joins FHH

Wilkommen, Bienvenu, Welcome! Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth is pleased to announce that David M. Janet has joined us as a member. David has more than two decades of practice experience in a variety of technology- and communications-related areas. Show More Summary

Rising Apple Catches Slumping Samsung

News this week included 100G Metro, IoT security, the Obama administration on data usage, Apple vs. Samsung and Microsoft's HoloLens innovations.

FCC to strengthen oversight of ISP interconnection deals

The FCC is looking to tighten the rules regarding the interconnection terms service providers like Verizon ask for to accept bandwidth-hungry Web traffic from third party providers like Netflix, reports Bloomberg citing an unnamed person close to the proposal.

Sky to launch mobile service

Sky is to enter the UK mobile phone market after it announced a deal with O2 owner Telefonica. The satellite broadcaster will launch a mobile service for customers in 2016 using O2’s 2G, 3G and 4G network. Telefonica already has wholesale deals with other brands including Tesco Mobile. The announcement came days after it emerged […]

BT plans to reach most of the UK with 500 Mbps broadband via G.Fast

BT has laid out an ambitious plan to bring broadband speeds of up to 500 Mbps to the majority of the United Kingdom within 10 years by using G.Fast, a technology that can provide fiber-like speeds over short copper loops.

AT&T faces $600K FCC fine for violating microwave license rules

AT&T is going to have to pay a $640,000 fine to the FCC for violating rules related to operating microwave stations outside of the parameters of the licenses it owns.

Charting the cable industry's Q4 2014 earnings

The fourth-quarter 2014 earnings season is well underway and FierceCable is providing coverage of all of the major pay-TV distributors, including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies.

AT&T ramps North Carolina FTTP workforce to battle Google Fiber's impending entry

Just days after Google Fiber announced it would bring its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to a number of major North Carolina towns and cities, including Charlotte and the Triangle area, AT&T is ramping up its workforce to support its own fiber network push in the state.

Did Netflix Want Service Quality to Degrade?

Through mostly unofficial channels, Comcast has alleged that Netflix wanted transmission bitrates to decline ostensibly to accrue greater impact at the FCC. A major official at Comcast told me that Netflix wanted to show a deterioration in ISP delivery speeds so that it could derail FCC approval of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable acquisition. Show More Summary

$45B for Spectrum, Oh My!

The FCC’s AWS-3 auction really brought in the cash… After 341 rounds of bidding closed yesterday, the total price tag apparently came to $44.899B, nearly four and a half times the reserve price and twice what observers had been expecting.  … [visit site to read more]

Friday Bytes: NTT, Telefonica, CommScope, Zayo, WOW!

TGIF.  With Metro Connect and the blizzard, there’s been a lot of news this week that I didn’t get to.  Here’s two international items, some vendor M&A, and two metro networking expansion items to review before the weekend gets rolling: … [visit site to read more]

CRTC Says Mobile Providers Cannot Give Their Own Content Unfair Advantage

A new ruling published yesterday by the Canadian telecom regulator, CRTC, sets a new limit on how companies owning both media and communication businesses can use television and sports content to bolster their wireless arm of the business. The decision applies specifically to television applications provided by Bell and Videotron. These apps attracted controversy, because [...]

The Unsustainable Nature of T-Mobile’s UnCarrier Philosophy

T-Mobile’s ongoing UnCarrier marketing plan has had one ultimate goal: take the unnecessary confusion out of the wireless industry. Under the watch of eccentric CEO John Legere the company has rolled out several phases of its UnCarrier revolution over the last few years, going as far as to abolish overage fees, early cancellation fees, contracts, [...]

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