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WASHINGTON, Aug 14- U.S. regulators' new "net neutrality" rules should classify Internet providers more like public utilities to prevent them from potentially slowing users' access to some Web content, the New York Times said in an editorial in Thursday's newspaper.
KIEV, Aug 8- Ukraine, hitting back at Russia which it accuses of supporting separatist rebels, proposed sanctions on Friday against 172 citizens from Russia and other countries as well as 65 Russian companies "for financing terrorism".
TORONTO, July 31- Canadian telecom and media conglomerate Quebecor Inc says it is closing in on a decision on whether to buy up smaller competitors or team up with a partner to expand its wireless operations outside its home province of Quebec.
TORONTO, July 23- Canada's largest telecom company, BCE Inc, said on Wednesday it will pay C $3.95 billion to take regional telecom Bell Aliant private, buying the 56 percent stake it does not already own to cut expenses and bolster its offerings in Atlantic Canada.
Controlling around 70 percent of Mexico's mobile market and more than 60 percent of landlines, Slim's America Movil has been blamed for overcharging consumers for patchy service since he bought a former state-run phone monopoly in the early 1990 s.
MEXICO CITY, July 9- Carlos Slim's telecommunications company, America Movil, will shed assets to avoid tough new telephone and TV regulations imposed by Mexico's Congress on Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY, June 3- The Mexican unit of Spain's Telefonica said on Tuesday it will focus on expanding its mobile business rather than adding new services as it tries to capitalize on a regulatory overhaul and steal market share from telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim.
NEW YORK, May 17- AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, according to people familiar with the matter, in the second potentially transformative deal to jolt the U.S. television industry this year.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has come under fire from consumer advocates and technology companies for proposing to allow some "commercially reasonable" deals in which content companies could pay broadband providers to prioritize traffic on their networks.
More than 100 activists protested at the FCC on Thursday, with signs reading "Liberate the Internet" and "Keep the Internet Free" and three audience members were escorted out of the meeting room for standing and shouting protests.
Some 200 activists have said they plan to protest at the FCC on Thursday, joining a few hard core critics who have camped outside the agency for a week. Those advocates want the FCC to reclassify Internet providers as utilities, like telephone companies, rather than as the less-regulated information services they are now.
NEW YORK, May 12- Comcast Corp is giving at least two Asian cellular operators access to its WiFi hot spots in the United States, in trial partnerships that illustrate the cable company's ambitions to compete with U.S. wireless carriers.
NEW YORK, May 11- Comcast Corp is offering at least two Asian cellular operators access to its WiFi hot spots in the United States, in trial partnerships that illustrate the cable company's ambitions to compete with U.S. wireless carriers.
TORONTO, May 8- Telus Corp, one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies, churned out another solid quarter of earnings growth on Thursday, raising its dividend on wireless strength and further expansion of its Internet-based television product, Optik.
*No tech bubble seen in Europe since fewer big web firms. PARIS, April 25- European technology stocks are ripe for a rebound as investors look for bargains following a sharp sell-off in pricey U.S. tech and internet firms that spilled over into Europe and Asia.
TORONTO, April 21- Canadian cable, telecommunications and media company Rogers Communications Inc reported a 13 percent drop in first-quarter profit on Monday, as a move to more customer-friendly pricing led to a slip in earnings at its major wireless phone arm.
The European Parliament voted to end mobile phone roaming fees by 2016 and barred telecoms operators from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.
BRUSSELS, April 3- The European Parliament voted to end mobile phone roaming fees by 2016 and barred telecoms operators from prioritising some Internet traffic over others, moves that will cheer Europe's consumers and frustrate industry seeking new forms of revenue.
*Vivendi's SFR coveted by Bouygues, Numericable. SFR's owner, Vivendi, confirmed receipt of two offers for France's second-biggest telecom group on Wednesday. The bidders are cable operator Numericable- backed by Patrick Drahi, number 215 on Forbes' billionaires list- and Bouygues- the family company of Martin Bouygues, Forbes' billionaire number 408..
Britain's Vodafone Group has raised its preliminary offer to buy Kabel Deutschland, Germany's largest cable operator, a source close to the situation has told CNBC.