Jon Brodkin

T-Mobile/Sprint merger will bring higher prices, small carriers tell FCC

T-Mobile's proposed acquisition of Sprint would harm competitors and consumers, particularly in rural America, lobby groups for small carriers say.

AT&T-backed robocalls tell seniors net neutrality raises phone bills by $30

A campaign to stop network neutrality rules in California is targeting senior citizens with robocalls claiming that the rules will raise cell phone bills by $30 a month and slow down their data.

ISPs say they can’t expand broadband unless government gives them more money

Broadband providers have spent years lobbying against utility-style regulations that protect consumers from high prices and bad service.

Speedier broadband standards? Pai’s FCC says 25Mbps is fast enough

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to maintain the US broadband standard at the current level of 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream. That's the speed standard the FCC uses each year to determine whether advanced telecommunication

Verizon lied about 4G coverage—and it could hurt rural America, group says

The Rural Wireless Association (RWA), which represents rural carriers, told the Federal Communications Commission that Verizon "grossly overstated" its 4G LTE coverage in government filings, potentially preventing smaller carriers from obtaining f

New York orders Charter out of state, says it must sell Time Warner Cable system

The New York State Public Service Commission voted to revoke its approval of Charter Communications' 2016 purchase of Time Warner Cable. The PSC said it is ordering Charter to sell the former TWC system that it purchased in New York, and it's "bri

Comcast installed Wi-Fi gear without approval—and Corvallis (OR) is not happy

Comcast recently installed Wi-Fi equipment in public rights of way without permits in the city of Corvallis (OR).

New York threatens to kick Charter out of the state after broadband failures

The New York Public Service Commission said Charter Communications could lose its authorization to operate in New York State because of its failure to meet merger-related broadband deployment commitments. Chairman John Rhodes said that "a suite of

FCC stands by decision to raise broadband prices on American Indians

The Federal Communications Commission is refusing to reverse a decision that will take a broadband subsidy away from many American Indians.

Net neutrality makes comeback in California; lawmakers agree to strict rules

A California network neutrality bill that could impose the toughest rules in the country is being resurrected.