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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.

  • 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.

  • Google considering nationwide fiber expansion Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Google may offer broadband Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in an ambitious expansion amid tough competition.

  • China finally grants 4G licenses to telcos  Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 5:24 PM ET

    China has granted 4G licenses to China Mobile, Unicom and Telecom. Deirdre Wong Morris explains what that means for the telecom space.

  • Apple's new iPhone gets debut date: Report Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 6:16 AM ET
    The Apple Flagship Store in New York City.

    Apple, the world's largest technology company, is expected to present its redesigned iPhone in September, according to a report.