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  • FACT CHECK: Talking heads skew 'net neutrality' debate Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    That means broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile must act in the "public interest" when providing your Internet connection and conduct business in ways that are "just and reasonable." The goal, as stated by regulators: Prevent those service providers from creating paid Internet "fast lanes" and charging sites such as Google, YouTube...

  • GOP surrenders on net neutrality Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:29 PM ET
    Sen. John Thune

    The Republican resistance in Congress surrendered to Obama’s call to protect an open Internet, with rules likely to be approved by regulators, NYT.

  • NEW YORK— Comcast Corp.' s fourth-quarter net income edged up less than 1 percent as the company added more customers for its cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone services. Comcast is in the midst of a $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable that is undergoing a regulatory review. But Roberts said Comcast doesn't think the legal authority that the FCC is using—...

  • 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

    Stéphane 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.

  • The change, opposed by Internet service providers and Republican FCC commissioners, is not expected to immediately influence how competitive the FCC formally views the broadband market. The FCC is expected to use the new definition to guide how they distribute subsidies to encourage broadband deployment and upgrades to networks. The FCC could also press...

  • Jan 27- Network gear maker Juniper Networks Inc reported a 13.5 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by delayed spending by telecom service providers. The company's revenue fell to $1.10 billion in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $1.27 billion a year earlier. Juniper reported a net loss of $769.6 million, or $1.81 per share, compared with a profit of $151.8...

  • The "Freewheel" phone service, which runs on any WiFi connection, is an attempt by Cablevision to retain and potentially add subscribers at a time when cable companies are losing out to lower-priced, bundled TV and Internet services from telecom firms. Cablevision said the phone service was the first of its kind to be launched by a cable company and aims to tap...

  • Jan 22- Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that quarterly revenue rose 6.8 percent as it added more customers during the competitive holiday season but profit margins narrowed in its wireless business due to pricing and promotions. Shares in Verizon fell 2.5 percent to $47.06 on the New York Stock Exchange, while the S&P Telecom Services Sector fell...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 17- China Telecommunications Corporation, the parent of China's third-largest carrier, is studying a possible investment in Mexico, a company spokesman said on Saturday, a day after Reuters reported that the subsidiary is preparing a possible bid for Mexico's new $10 billion mobile broadband network. The spokesman for subsidiary China...

  • China Telecom studying Mexico investment - spokesman Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Jan 17- China's third-largest carrier China Telecom is studying a possible investment in Mexico, a company spokesman said on Saturday, a day after Reuters reported that it is preparing a possible bid for Mexico's new $10 billion mobile broadband network. The spokesman for subsidiary China Telecom Corporation Ltd. did not comment directly on the...

  • The FCC has been weighing for nearly a year what legal standards and rules would be best to govern how Internet service providers manage web traffic on their networks to make sure they treat all Internet content fairly. Recent indications showed that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was leaning toward regulating ISPs more strictly under a section of the...

  • Telstra in talks with Pacnet for potential acquisition Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:52 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Dec 17- Australia's largest telecom services provider Telstra Corporation Ltd on Tuesday said it was in talks with the owners of Pacnet Ltd to buy the undersea cable operator. Earlier Bloomberg had reported, citing a source, that the two companies were nearing an agreement, in a deal that would give Telstra ownership of more than 46,000 kilometers of...

  • JERUSALEM, Nov 18- A move by Israel's telecoms regulator to create a wholesale market for fixed-line phone and Internet services will hurt Bezeq, the country's largest telecoms provider, Bezeq said on Tuesday. After a two-year debate, Communications Minister Gilad Erdan announced late on Monday that Bezeq, one of Israel's two fixed-line operators, must lease...

  • Televisa, Mexico's top broadcaster and pay TV provider, is rolling out services that compete with Slim's phone company. Televisa executives filed a complaint with Mexico's new telecom regulator, claiming that Telmex had sent calls made to a cable TV service line to the phone of one of Televisa's customers during four hours last Friday. The new regulations are...

  • Nov 12- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc forecast current-quarter profit below analysts' average estimate, weighed down by capital budget cuts at telecom service providers and weak sales in emerging markets. Cisco's shares reversed course in extended trading following the forecast and fell 1 percent. Cisco has also struggled with sluggish sales...

  • 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...