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  • WHITE HOUSE SAYS NET NEUTRALITY RULES SHOULD NOT CREATE ANY BURDEN TO INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- AT&T will pause investments to bring fiber connections to 100 cities until U.S. regulators iron out rules to regulate how Internet service providers manage their Web traffic, the company's chief executive told investors at a conference on Wednesday. "We can't go out and invest that kind of money deploying fiber to 100 cities not knowing under...

  • The FCC has received nearly 4 million comments after Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new rules that prohibited Internet service providers from blocking any content, but allowed deals where content providers would pay ISPs to ensure smooth delivery of traffic. Obama, who campaigned on the issue of net neutrality, said the FCC's new rules should explicitly ban...

  • OBAMA SAYS FCC SHOULD RECLASSIFY CONSUMER BROADBAND SERVICE TO REGULATE MORE LIKE PUBLIC UTILITY.

  • Nov 6- Cablevision Systems Corp's video subscriber losses doubled in the third quarter as customers opted for lower priced bundled TV and internet services from telecom companies. Shares of Cablevision were down marginally on Thursday afternoon after falling as much as 4 percent. "Verizon has been Cablevision's primary competitor and has been pretty...

  • CAIRO, Oct 21- Egypt is seeking billions of dollars in investment to upgrade its telecommunications infrastructure as part of efforts to attract multinationals and restore growth after three years of political upheaval, the telecoms minister said. Atef Helmy said Egypt needs investment of $5- $6 billion to build broadband internet across the nation and some...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- Time Warner Inc's HBO will launch a standalone online streaming service next year to make hit shows such as "Game of Thrones" available to people who do not subscribe to cable television. HBO's chief executive, Richard Plepler, announced the move during an investor day on Wednesday where Time Warner's other top executives laid out plans to boost...

  • MADRID/ PARIS, Aug 27- The battle over Brazil's telecoms market is heating up, with the country's biggest fixed-line firm Oi signaling it may make an offer for Telecom Italia's local mobile business.

  • UPDATE 2-Brazil telecoms battle heats up as Oi steps in Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    MADRID/ PARIS, Aug 27- The battle over Brazil's telecoms market is heating up, with the country's biggest fixed-line firm Oi signaling it may make an offer for Telecom Italia's local mobile business.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Time Warner Cable Inc will pay $1.1 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission investigation that last year found the cable and Internet provider did not properly report multiple network outages, the regulators said this week. Time Warner Cable submitted all missing reports by November 8, 2013, the FCC said.

  • 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.

  • Canada's BCE to take Bell Aliant private Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    July 23- BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, said it would take Bell Aliant Inc private by buying the stake it does not already own in the company. BCE already controls 44 percent of Bell Aliant, which offers telecom services in eastern Canada, and has valued the remaining stake at about C $3.95 billion.

  • 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.

  • *Debt owed to Portugal Telecom, which is merging with Brazil's Grupo Oi. By 2200 GMT Rioforte is supposed to repay 847 million euros in maturing debt to the country's largest telecom services provider, Portugal Telecom, currently in the throes of a tie-up with Brazil's Grupo Oi, which is likely to amend the terms of the deal in the event of a default.

  • Portugal's BES shares slump as group debt falls due Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    *Debt owed to Portugal Telecom, which is merging with Brazil's Grupo Oi. The debt is owed to the country's largest telecom services provider, Portugal Telecom, currently in the throes of a tie-up with Brazil's Grupo Oi, which is likely to amend the terms of the deal in the event of a default.

  • WASHINGTON, July 7- Google Inc is rating Internet service providers' video streaming quality on a new website, the latest development in the fight between broadband providers and content companies over who is to blame for slow streaming speeds. A link to the website appears when videos on Google's streaming service, YouTube, are slow to buffer.

  • EU to team up with South Korea in global 5G race Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, June 16- The European Union is teaming up with South Korea to jointly research the next generation of mobile broadband technology, hoping the Asian country's expertise will help it catch up in a field crucial for economic growth and jobs.

  • *Deal for $40.86 per share in cash and stock. June 16- Telecommunications services company Level 3 Communications Inc said it would buy internet services provider tw telecom Inc for $40.86 per share in cash and stock to expand its commercial fiber network in the United States.

  • June 16- Telecommunications services company Level 3 Communications Inc said it would buy internet services provider tw telecom Inc for $40.86 per share in a cash and stock deal to expand its commercial fiber network in the United States.

  • Level 3 Communications to buy tw telecom Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    June 16- Telecommunications services company Level 3 Communications Inc said it would buy internet services provider tw telecom Inc for $40.86 per share in a cash and stock deal.