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  • The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on June 18 to begin the process of revamping the $1.7 billion program, called Lifeline, which has helped poorer Americans get access to telecommunications technologies since 1985.. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to give those receiving the subsidy a choice of using it for phone services, high-speed...

  • TORONTO, May 7- Canadian telecom company Manitoba Telecom Services Inc said on Thursday it would cut a quarter of its headcount within its Allstream division, reduce capital expenditures and slash its annual dividend following a strategic review. Low interest rates and a spiraling defined-benefit pension bill have stung the Winnipeg- based company, which...

  • May 7- Canadian telecoms company Manitoba Telecom Services Inc said it would cut jobs by 25 percent as part of a strategic review. The company, which has struggled with tough competition, said also said on Thursday that it would slash its annual dividend to C $1.30 per share from C $1.70. Manitoba also said it planned to reduce its capital expenditure by 20-30...

  • Cablevision's video subscriber losses double Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:38 AM ET
    Signage is displayed outside of a Cablevision Systems Corp. Optimum store in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    Cablevision Systems said video subscriber losses doubled, as the cable TV company's customers continued to shift to bundled services from telecoms.

  • May 4- Cablevision Systems Corp said video subscriber losses in the first quarter doubled from a year ago, as the cable TV company's customers continued to shift to lower-priced bundled services from telecom carriers. Cablevision, under pressure to stop consumers from "cutting the cord" and shifting to internet video services such as Netflix and Hulu, has said...

  • WASHINGTON, May 1- U.S. telecom industry groups, alongside AT&T Inc and CenturyLink Inc, called for regulators to block parts of new rules for Internet service providers on Friday, citing "crushing" compliance costs and threats to investment. The request, expected to be rejected by the FCC, is a prelude to a building court battle over the rules, which put the agency...

  • WASHINGTON, May 1- U.S. telecom industry groups, alongside AT&T Inc and smaller companies, on Friday called for regulators to immediately block parts of new stricter rules for Internet service providers, citing steep costs and threats to investment. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission, USTelecom Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association...

  • TELECOM COMPANIES SEEK TO BLOCK IMPLEMENTATION OF FUTURE CONDUCT STANDARD AND RECLASSIFICATION OF BROADBAND INTERNET AS A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- AT&T Inc and three cable and wireless trade groups filed separate lawsuits on Tuesday challenging the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over its new web traffic regulations. The suit comes even as the No.2 U.S wireless company's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV operator DirecTV is under FCC review.

  • The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association and American Cable Association filed petitions against so-called "net neutrality rules" in U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "Instead of promoting greater industry investment... the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a...

  • The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association and American Cable Association filed petitions in U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "Instead of promoting greater industry investment... the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a process where innovators must first seek...

  • BEIJING, March 20- A glitch in the broadband infrastructure of China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd caused a brief but widespread Internet outage in mainland China on Friday, the company said. China Unicom, in a statement on its Weibo microblogging account, said Internet access was disrupted from 1:25 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. local time. In February, China Unicom said it had 69...

  • BARCELONA, March 3- Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg was on hostile turf on Monday as spoke to executives at the world's biggest annual gathering of the mobile industry, renewing attempts to win their backing to help reach billions of users with no Internet access. His comments come amid an increasingly rancorous debate in which telecom and cable firms...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. regulators on Thursday imposed the toughest rules yet on Internet service providers, aiming to ensure fair treatment of all web traffic through their networks. The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines, with Democrats in favor, to approve new "net neutrality" rules that seek to restrict broadband providers' power to...

  • The FCC, which is set to vote next week to regulate Internet service providers more like traditional telephone companies, has introduced a so-called "general conduct" provision in the latest version of the rules that aim to ensure net neutrality, the principle that all web traffic should be treated equally. In the general conduct provision, the FCC will say that...

  • Orange CEO: French reform will pay off Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Orange CEO: French reform bill will 'pay off'

    St├ęphane Richard, CEO of Orange, weighs in on the structural reforms and the economic recovery taking place in France.

  • Congress slow to agree on Internet regulation Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, will likely be used to regulate how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast do business with content providers like Google, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service...

  • Here's what net neutrality could mean to you Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 9:48 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

    A look at the issue of net neutrality and why you should care.

  • Comcast hurt by steeper video subscriber losses Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    A Comcast truck in Pompano Beach, Florida

    Comcast reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday.

  • Huawei rejects 'greedy' stock market listing Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:14 AM ET
    An employee uses a computer as she deals with a customer at a Huawei store in Beijing on March 24, 2014.

    The founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, rejected the idea of a stock market listing, saying people knew enough about the company's dealings.