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Equinix Buy’s IO’s Slough Data Center

This week starts off with a data center changing hands over in the UK. Equinix has announced the purchase of IO UK's data center operating business.... [visit site to read more]

Ramblings Jobs: FirstLight Fiber, Walker and Associates

We have three listings to peruse over on the Ramblings Jobs Board this week, all from familiar faces.... [visit site to read more]

How to beat the 10% rise in the cost of your television, phone and broadband

“Millions of households who rely on a big telecoms firm to provide their home phone, broadband and TV packages are facing price rises of up to 10% in the coming weeks. Some commentators have described the increases as “unjustified and excessive”, given that wholesale costs have fallen and inflation is 1.6%. So what can you […]

FCC Releases Draft Seeking Comment on ATSC 3.0 Next-Gen TV Standard

New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has released a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing rules that would authorize television broadcasters to use the Next Gen TV transmission standard on a voluntary basis. Chairman Pai released the NPRM to the public prior to its presumed adoption at the upcoming FCC open meeting as part of his … Continue Reading

How the Internet is changing lives, one person at a time – now a total of 2 million and counting …

Although I am (somehow) 68, I continue to work part-time through a portfolio of appointments. One of the most satisfying is my my position as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Good Things Foundation (formerly the Tinder Foundation). This great organisation supports a network of some 5,000 centres UK-wide which supports digital inclusion […]

Call for case studies on consumers in vulnerable situations

A message from my colleague Zoe McLeod: I’m doing a project for charity Sustainability First which aims to improve service and quality of life for energy customers in vulnerable situations. As part of this we are looking for best practice in other sectors – from telecoms, water, financial services etc. to see if there are […]

FCC Intends to Drop 40-Mile FM Translator Siting Cap for AMs

The FCC has sent a strong signal that at its February 23 open meeting it will adopt a proposal to ease FM translator siting restrictions for AM owners. As part of an experiment to increase transparency in the agency’s rulemaking process, new Chairman Ajit Pai, long a fan of radio, publicly released a draft decision … Continue Reading

New York Attorney General Sues Charter, TWC

News this week included a lawsuit against Charter, ambiguity on net neutrality, bad news for the tablet market, and privacy rules.

Friday Bytes: Zayo, Mitel, Ciena, RCN, Everstream, HFN, ShoreTel

Ok, I'm back from Metro Connect and mostly recovered, and it's time to catch up on what else I missed from this week while on the road.  It's a pretty long list.... [visit site to read more]

Under New Leadership, FCC Media Bureau Reverses January Decision on Reconsideration of NCE Ownership Reporting Requirements

Back in early January, the FCC’s Media Bureau released an Order denying a number of Petitions for Reconsideration of an earlier Bureau Order that had adopted new requirements regarding FCC Registration Numbers (“FRNS”) and “Restricted...Show More Summary

Four Signs that Samsung Is Planning a Smartphone OS Push

Years after the industry resigned itself to two strong players and a bunch of wannabees in smartphone OSes, the third player may be arriving.

Laura Stefani Is Now a Member of FHH

Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth is pleased to announce that Laura Stefani has become a member of FHH. She came to the firm in 2014 with as Of Counsel. Her promotion became effective as of January 1, 2017. Her primary professional focus has been emerging technologies and spectrum use. She has considerable experience with unlicensed wireless … Continue Reading

Verizon Closes the XO Deal

Last February, one of 2016's most surprising acquisitions was announced as Verizon agreed to buy XO Communications from Carl Icahn.  Yesterday, after what has been quite a full year of M&A news, Verizon finally finished with all the necessary regulatory hurdles and closed the deal.  ... [visit site to read more]

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