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  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine utility regulators are ready to delve into details of the proposed $1.5 billion sale of FairPoint Communications, the country's eighth-largest phone and internet company. Consolidated Communications, based in Illinois, announced in December it was buying FairPoint, assuming its debt and offering dividends to stockholders.

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to step down on Jan. 20, he said on Thursday, a move expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Senate Democrats on Thursday held out the possibility that Republicans could put her back on the FCC next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to step down on Jan. 20, he said on Thursday, a move expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Wheeler could have temporarily kept the commission at 2-2 until Trump named a new member who needs to be confirmed by the Senate.

  • HELSINKI, Dec 13- HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use the Nokia brand on mobile phones, announced its first new products on Tuesday- two basic handsets without internet access priced at $26 before local taxes and subsidies. HMD said the Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM would go on sale in selected markets early next year. The basic phone...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 12- Messaging services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp face stricter rules on how they handle customer data under new security laws due to be proposed by the European Union, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. The phone companies have called for European Union rules specific to telecoms firms- known as the e-privacy...

  • *Q3 net profit 394 million shekels vs 377 million forecast. JERUSALEM, Nov 23- Bezeq Israel Telecom renewed pressure on regulators to allow it to merge its services on Wednesday, as growth in broadband Internet services helped it post a smaller-than-expected fall in quarterly profit. Israel's Communications Ministry has been reluctant to allow Bezeq-- a...

  • RABAT, Nov 4- Morocco has lifted a ban on calls made through mobile internet connections, its national telecoms regulator said, acting after fierce protests on social media against a rule introduced at the start of the year. The ban was applied to the three mobile operators in Morocco who offer internet access for computers via USB and other mobile modems, as well...

  • Oct 11- Buyout firm BC Partners Ltd is in pole position to acquire a data center business that CenturyLink Inc, a U.S. provider of phone and internet services, is hoping to divest for more than $2.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said. BC Partners emerged as the lead bidder after another private equity consortium comprising GTCR LLC, Charlesbank Capital...

  • A customer enters a Vodafone store in Mumbai, India.

    Vodafone's $7.2 billion cash injection into its Indian business has turned up the heat just days ahead of a massive airwave auction.