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Tennessee files suit against FCC for overturning law on muni broadband networks

Tennessee has become the first state to pose a legal challenge to the FCC's move to overturn a state law that puts a limit on how far a municipal-run service provider can grow its network.

Carrier Spending (or lack thereof) Torpedoes Sonus’s Q1

In what hopefully will not be a preview of too many things to come, we have our first pre-announcement for the Q1 earnings season, and it's not a happy one. After customer orders didn't come through, Sonus has slashed its guidance and initiated a review of its cost structure.... [visit site to read more]

Wednesday Bytes: Xtera, PCCW, O2, Google Fiber

Here's a quick rundown of the news from this morning from around the industry and the world:... [visit site to read more]

Complex ecosystems — rules to survive

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on When you start a new business or go to work in an industry or business sector that is new to you, one challenge is to understand the ecosystem. What all different roles are in the ecosystem, who are the key players, what would […]

Partnership with Samsung Brings Microsoft’s Services to Android Devices

In an effort to reach more potential users, Microsoft has struck a deal with Samsung and seven lesser-known Android device manufacturers to have some of its software and services pre-loaded. The deal comes at a time when Microsoft is struggling to compete with other mobile operating systems: Windows Phone captured only 2.7% of the smartphone [...]

Let the Lawsuits Begin: Broadband Industry Challenges Net Neutrality

Just a few weeks old and the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial Net Neutrality have now officially met its first legal challenges, as US broadband providers have filed lawsuits to overturn the open Internet regulations. The USTelecom Association, a trade firm representing some of America’s largest Internet providers, was the first to the plate on Monday, [...] Bloggers Meetup

21st March 2015  A bloggers meet up was hosted by at olive grill, Lahore. The main focus of the meet up was to get feedback and suggestions from the bloggers about potential improvements in the site. Mr. Haseeb Malik and Mr....Show More Summary

How engaged are citizens with public-facing web sites?

Last November, Ofcom has published “Internet Citizens 2014?, a report on UK adults’ participation in online content and services which further participation in society or democracy. The research considered the extent and nature of online...Show More Summary

Google Fiber takes on CenturyLink, Comcast in Salt Lake City with 1 Gbps service

Google Fiber is extending is presence in Utah by naming Salt Lake City as the next city where it will deliver its 1 Gbps-capable fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, challenging the trio of incumbent players AT&T, CenturyLink and Comca...

Another Barrier Broken: LTE Coming to Unlicensed Spectrum

LTE-U may be key to driving the efficiencies necessary to support the wireless traffic traversing networks today and greater loads that are coming.

Pushing Optics Closer to the CPU

There's something very important I forgot to tell you! Don't cross the streams… It would be bad… Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light. —Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) on crossing proton streams, Ghostbusters Well.... Show More Summary

AT&T to FCC: There are plenty of alternative choices for special access services

AT&T says that as the FCC looks to analyze the data it has collected in the special access proceeding, it will see that there are plenty of alternatives to incumbent players that CLECs can choose from to purchase wholesale circuits to extend their service into areas where they can't reach today.

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