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Is Web Access a Basic Human Right?

The Internet is “less open” and “more unequal” than ever before, according to a report from the World Wide Web Foundation, with its annual web index suggesting that Internet users are at ever-increasing risk of online surveillance from the government, as laws to restrict such mass intrusions are weak or non-existent in 84% of countries, [...]

Ofcom annouces Sharon White as its new Chief Executive

The Ofcom Board has announced the appointment of Sharon White as Chief Executive from late March 2015. Since October 2013, Sharon has been Second Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, with overall responsibility for managing the UK’s public finances, including implementing the ongoing fiscal consolidation. Prior to this role Sharon was formerly a Director General at the […]

FCC Reminder (Redux): Cell Phone Jammers Are STILL Illegal

Wi-Fi jammers, too! Having recently spanked Marriott for $600K for interrupting private Wi-Fi use at one of its hotel properties – concern about which presumably prompted Marriott to seek formal guidance about just how far they can go...Show More Summary

Ah, Wilderness! Forest Service Re-examining Standards for Media Access to Wilderness Areas

Agency looks to tighten up vague standards that have led to inconsistent access decisions. If you as a broadcaster, producer, or artist want to head into a congressionally-designated wilderness area to create some programming (both newsgathering...Show More Summary

Mobile Apps Potentially Help Save Lives

Mobile apps often get a bad rap for being more of a distraction than a help, but there are some that have the potential to save lives.

Why Carriers Are Embracing NFV, and What They Should Demand of These New, More Agile Environments

By: Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMCService providers are undergoing a sea change. Their networks, which traditionally have been based on turnkey network elements running software on purpose-built hardware, are moving to a software-centric model. Show More Summary

New owner of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise plans to double revenue in 5 years

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's new owner Huaxin is taking a bullish outlook on the company with a goal of doubling its $876 million annual revenue within five years, reports French newspaper Les Echos.

Hurricane Electric adds new PoPs in Missouri, deepens Midwest presence

Hurricane Electric has enhanced its growing footprint in the Midwest by establishing two new Points of Presence (PoP) at Digital Realty's facilities located in St. Louis, Mo.

ABI Research: Residential gateways help drive up CPE shipments to 151.9M

The broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) market is set to go out with a bang in 2014, with ABI Research forecasting that worldwide broadband CPE shipments are expected to reach 151.9 million.

Verizon adds HP, Salesforce to cloud interconnect portfolio

Verizon Enterprise Solutions continues to play into the bring-your-own-cloud mentality by now carrying its Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service over the HP Helion Managed Cloud Service and the Salesforce Customer Success Platform...

Corning acquires TR Manufacturing, enhances fiber cable, component interconnect business

Corning is continuing on its buying streak by acquiring TR Manufacturing, a move that will deepen its optical portfolio with additional fiber component capabilities and vertical targets.

Metro Bytes: NexxCom, Colo ATL, HE, RingCentral, Lightpath

Here’s a quick survey of recent regional customer wins and expansions that are worth a quick look: … [visit site to read more]

CenturyLink to raise standalone, dual play broadband bundle prices

CenturyLink residential customers are going to find a piece of coal in their service stocking this Christmas season as the telco is tacking on new fees for its standalone broadband and dual play voice and broadband bundles.

Windstream Shakes Up Leadership Team

Late last week, Windstream got itself a new CEO. And yesterday, that new CEO continued the shakeup with a series of promotions, putting together his new leadership team. … [visit site to read more]

BT Makes Its Wireless Choice: EE

The wireless market in the UK just may get its incumbent back. BT said yesterday that it has entered into ‘exclusive talks’ to by EE, the mobile operator jointly owned by Deutsche Telekom and Orange. While the process will take a few weeks, the apparent price tag is £12.5bn. … [visit site to read more]

T-Mobile’s John Legere to Host the Uncarrier 8.0 Event Today

We are just a few weeks away from the end of the year, but T-Mobile has yet another thing to show to US mobile users: Today, president and CEO and outspoken leader John Legere will take center stage to unveil the carrier’s Uncarrier event. The nation’s fourth-largest wireless player is set to host an “Uncarrier [...]

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