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  • WASHINGTON— The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information. The Federal Communications Commission, then controlled by Democrats, put the regulations in place in...

  • The new regime at the Federal Communications Commission says consumers win if businesses face less regulation and have more incentives to invest. "Death by a thousand cuts is a constantly overused cliche, but that's sort of what they're aiming for right now," said Matt Wood, the policy director of consumer group Free Press, referring to the Republicans now in...

  • The new regime at the Federal Communications Commission says consumers win if businesses face less regulation and have more incentives to invest. "Death by a thousand cuts is a constantly overused cliche, but that's sort of what they're aiming for right now," said Matt Wood, the policy director of consumer group Free Press, referring to the Republicans now in...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 9- Shares of billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil slumped on Thursday after regulators ratcheted up antitrust measures aimed at breaking Slim's hold on Mexican telecoms, adding uncertainty to the outlook for his principal cash cow. America Movil was the cornerstone of Slim's rise to top the global rich list for several years, but a...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Burgeoning interest and investment in flexible workspaces is pushing a small corner of the commercial real estate market into the corporate mainstream, and drawing one top executive from Asia to help expand his company's U.S. operations. Servcorp, an Australia- based rival to WeWork, believes the market is ripe for expansion and is sending its...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The new Republican head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission promised "light-touch" regulation of areas such as the internet, a dramatic shift away from the Obama administration's approach to telecommunications oversight. Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump named in January to chair the FCC, said at the Mobile World Congress in...

  • 8 x8 shares rose as much as 14 percent on the news and ended trading up 10 percent at $16.15 in New York on Friday, giving the company a market capitalization of close to $1.5 billion. Based in San Jose, California, 8 x8 competes with companies in the so-called voice over internet protocol sector, including RingCentral Inc, Vonage Holdings Corp and Shoretel Inc..

  • By Eric Auchard and Sophie Sassard. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Feb 24- Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry's straight-jacket of low growth. Next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will feature phone...

  • By Eric Auchard and Sophie Sassard. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Feb 24- Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry's straight-jacket of low growth. Next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will feature phone...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The new chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump is keeping under wraps his strategy to revise or reverse the Obama administration's "net neutrality" rules, but emphasized he is committed to ensuring an open internet. Ajit Pai, 44, a Republican lawyer who has served as a FCC commissioner since 2012,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The new chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump is keeping under wraps his strategy to revise or reverse the Obama administration's "net neutrality" rules, but emphasized he is committed to ensuring an open internet. Ajit Pai, 44, a Republican lawyer who has served as a FCC commissioner since 2012,...

  • DUBAI, Jan 31- Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co, the holding company for United Arab Emirates phone service provider du, will launch Virgin Mobile as a new brand in the UAE, EITC's chief executive Osman Sultan said on Tuesday. Virgin Mobile will use EITC's network and infrastructure in the same way that du does, and EITC has created an internal business...

  • Pai, a former Justice Department, FCC and Capitol Hill staffer, in December predicted landmark "net neutrality" rules adopted in 2015 would not last. The son of Indian immigrants who grew up in Kansas, Pai said the commission should take a "weed whacker" to unneeded rules and was harshly critical of many FCC regulations imposed during the Obama administration.

  • *Expansion in southern Europe key pillar of strategy. SAO PAULO/ PARIS, Jan 5- Vivendi has tapped Amos Genish, the former head of Telefonica's Brazil unit, to lead efforts to converge the French media company's content, platforms and media distribution strategies. The move comes as Vivendi, led by billionaire and corporate raider Vincent Bollore, has been building...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 30- Argentina will loosen regulations in the telecommunications sector in a bid to increase competition among providers and modernize the country's internet service, a government source with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday. The new rules will allow satellite TV company DirecTV to provide satellite internet services and...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 22- A KDDI Corp mobile phone unit has agreed to pay $30 million to resolve U.S. government claims that it defrauded a low-income subsidy program by seeking reimbursement for ineligible consumers, prosecutors said on Thursday. The settlement also ends an administrative investigation by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, which in April...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, Dec 21- Broadband internet access will be considered a basic service in Canada, the country's telecom regulator ruled on Wednesday, paving the way for universal access to high-speed services in rural and isolated areas of the country. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it was establishing a fund...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, Dec 21- Broadband internet access will be considered a basic service in Canada, the country's telecom regulator ruled on Wednesday, paving the way for universal access to high-speed services in rural and isolated areas of the country. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it was establishing a new fund...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, Dec 21- Broadband internet access will be considered a basic service in Canada, the country's telecom regulator said on Wednesday, setting a higher target for download speeds and creating a fund that could see providers paying more to help meet those goals. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it was...

  • The basis of the argument for change is that people are making much more digital data available about themselves to businesses, and that data can contain clues that would lead to authorities disrupting attacks in the United States or on U.S. interests abroad. "A lot of it is unrecognizable from a Fourth Amendment perspective," said Orin Kerr, a former federal...