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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, [...]

CenturyLink outlines first Denver neighborhoods to get 1 Gbps service

CenturyLink has named the first Denver neighborhoods that will be getting its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, reports the Denver Business Journal.

Google says net neutrality won't affect fiber rollout plans

Google Fiber said it will continue to invest in bringing its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to more cities regardless of what direction the FCC takes with net neutrality.

Level 3 to provide video services for the Super Bowl XLIX

When football fans sit down in front of their TV sets on Sunday to watch the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks play in this year's Super Bowl, Level 3 will once again be providing television broadcast video services to the NFL and NBC Sports.

Broadband now defined as 25 Mbps, FCC says

Just as it released its 2015 Broadband Progress Report, the FCC voted during its monthly meeting today to change the definition of broadband from a minimum of 4/1 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps, a move that will force incumbent telcos and cable operators to rethink how they market and deliver services to consumers and businesses.

Zayo wraps dark fiber build between the NYSE and Mahwah, N.J.

Zayo has put the final touches on a dark fiber route between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Data Center facility at 1700 MacArthur Blvd. in Mahwah, N.J., and 755 Secaucus Road outside of New York City, a move showing the need for fiber-based connectivity.

Telus acquires 20% stake in Alithya, strengthens IT services suite

Telus has purchased a 20 percent stake Alithya, a Quebec-based information technology and consulting service provider focused on the Canadian market with presence in other international countries, a move that will enhance its IT service capabilities.

AWS-3 Auction Closes After Two Months of Bidding

FCC rakes in record receipts. The FCC finally brought down the closing gavel for the AWS-3 auction (that would be Auction 97 for those of you who keep track of such things) on January 29. The auction began on November 13, took breaks...Show More Summary

FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction drives total of $44.9B in bids

The FCC has closed its AWS-3 spectrum auction, announcing that the total provisional winning bids came in at a record $44.899 billion. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, provides analysis of what this game-changing auction will have on the wireless industry. Read more

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.

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