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  • TORONTO, July 18- Canada named Ian Scott as head of the commission that regulates the country's telecom and broadcast industries on Tuesday, tapping an executive who spent years lobbying the body on behalf of one of the country's biggest telecommunications companies. Scott will take over as chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications...

  • A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc urged the FCC to abandon plans to rescind the rules barring internet service providers from hindering consumer access to web content or offering paid "fast lanes." The Internet Association said in its filing with the FCC that dismantling the rules "will create significant...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in June as the cost of gasoline and mobile phone services declined further, pointing to benign inflation that could cast doubts on the Federal Reserve's ability to increase interest rates for a third time this year. The Labor Department said on Friday that the unchanged reading in its Consumer Price Index...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in June as the cost of gasoline and mobile phone services declined further, pointing to benign inflation that could cast doubts on the Federal Reserve's ability to increase interest rates for a third time this year. The Labor Department said on Friday that the unchanged reading in its Consumer Price Index...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in June as the cost of gasoline and mobile phone services declined further, pointing to benign inflation that could cast doubts on the Federal Reserve's ability to increase interest rates for a third time this year. The Labor Department said on Friday that the unchanged reading in its Consumer Price Index...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in June as the cost of gasoline and mobile phone services declined further, pointing to benign inflation that could cast doubts on the Federal Reserve's ability to increase interest rates for a third time this year. The Labor Department said on Friday that the unchanged reading in its Consumer Price Index...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 2- Argentina's Telecom Argentina SA and cable TV provider Cablevisión SA reached a merger agreement enabling them to offer so-called quadruple play services, a result of President Mauricio Macri's telecom sector reforms. Grupo Clarin, Argentina's largest media conglomerate, said last August it was spinning off Cablevision.

  • MEXICO CITY, June 26- President Enrique Pena Nieto and industry executives praised a three-year-old overhaul of Mexico's telecommunications sector on Monday as it faces a major challenge from billionaire Carlos Slim in the Supreme Court. It would have condemned Mexico to falling behind, " Pena Nieto told hundreds of government officials and industry...

  • LONDON, June 2- Britain's Inmarsat said on Friday it had ordered a satellite from Thales Alenia Space to increase capacity on its broadband network as Qatar Airways signed up to use the service to provide in-flight connectivity. The company said the Qatar Airways deal, which will initially be available to passenger on board more than 130 Airbus A350s and Boeing...

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 26- The world's seven major industrialised nations on Friday ramped up pressure on internet service providers and social media to increase efforts to purge extremist content, four days after an Islamist suicide bomber killed 22 people in Manchester. After this week's attacks in the northern English city of Manchester, the Group of Seven-...

  • May 22- Private equity firm TPG Global LLC said on Monday it would buy Wave Broadband for $2.37 billion in a deal that creates the sixth largest U.S. cable operator at a time when demand for high-speed internet service is growing rapidly. Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Wave has residential and commercial customers in the Sacramento and San Francisco...

  • May 22- The S&P 500 Telecommunications Services. *WorldCom buys MCI Communications to form MCI WorldCom. *Nextel Communications, Sprint PCS tracking stock join.

  • NEW YORK, May 22- The S&P 500 Telecommunications Services Sector index as-we-know it may have to hang up on investors, as its creators are considering a restructuring of the once-hot index which has shrunk to just four companies from 14.. After years of consolidation and diversification, today's telecommunications sector would be unrecognizable to...

  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai has proposed the commission repeal the rules that reclassified internet service providers as if they were utilities. The public will have until mid-August to offer comments before the FCC votes on a final plan. Pai wants public input on whether the FCC has the authority or should keep its "bright line" rules barring internet companies from...

  • BANGKOK, May 16- The Facebook social media site was still available in Thailand on Tuesday after concerns arose that authorities would shut it down if Facebook did not take down content deemed threatening to national security. Morakot Kulthamyothin, president of the Thai Internet Service Provider Association, which includes 19 landline and mobile ISPs, as...

  • Customers enter a Verizon Wireless store in New York.

    Verizon won an intense bidding war to buy Straight Path for more than $3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

  • The attacks came soon after Oliver on Sunday urged viewers to file electronic comments with the FCC opposing the plan unveiled by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to reverse rules implemented under President Barack Obama that boosted government regulatory powers over internet service providers. Oliver in his HBO show "Last Week Tonight" owned by Time Warner Inc urged...

  • JOHANNESBURG, May 8- South Africa's MTN Group has agreed to invest more than $295 million in Iranian Net, a fixed line broadband network in which it is to buy an initial 49 percent stake. The latest agreement, which is still at a non-binding stage, is the second for MTN in Iran this year after Africa's biggest wireless networks group invested in Iran Internet Group,...

  • The Comcast Center in Philadelphia.

    Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications have reached an operational agreement on working together on wireless communications plans.

  • Pai has proposed reversing the reclassification and scrapping internet conduct standards, and has asked for comment on whether the FCC can or should retain any of the rules barring blocking, throttling or "fast lanes." US Telecom, the trade group representing major telephone companies that sued the FCC in 2015 over the rules, said Monday it will "review our legal...