CenturyLink’s Level 3 acquisition faces challenges from California consumer advocacy groups

CenturyLink’s proposed acquisition of Level 3 is now facing protests from two California-based consumer advocacy groups who say the combined company will place too much control of a large portion of the state’s wholesale and retail fiber into one

The John Oliver effect: Visualizing public comments (from Trump to expletives) on the FCC's net neutrality rollback

In the days following John Oliver's Sunday video on network neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission's public comment filing page has blown up.

Comcast-Charter wireless deal offers 7 essential benefits, analyst says

Deutsche Bank Analyst Matthew Niknam listed seven key benefits to the Comcast-Charter Communications partnership, which calls for the two companies to share wireless technology and best practices, as well as control each other’s major M&A ende

Sprint, i-wireless kill joint venture agreement, will continue separately with Lifeline

Sprint terminated its plan to merge its Assurance Wireless brand with i-wireless’ Access Wireless business.

Rollback of net neutrality rules would give Verizon and AT&T a huge edge in digital media

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai drew applause from the wireless industry yesterday as he outlined his plan to overturn network neutrality rules adopted under his predecessor Tom Wheeler.

Love is in the air: M&A speculation heats up as FCC's quiet period is set to lift

The Federal Communications Commission will lift its so-called “quiet period” on April 27 following the wrap-up of the incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, and analysts and industry insiders expect the mergers and acquisitinos talk to heat up qui

Google Fiber realigns San Antonio FTTH rollout strategy, but new coverage plans are unclear

Google Fiber is implementing a fiber installation process in San Antonio (TX) it hopes won’t upset local residents along with methods to reduce network build-out costs.

CenturyLink, Level 3 say they don’t ‘significantly’ compete with each other for business service opportunities

CenturyLink says it does not always compete head to head with Level 3—which it is in the process of acquiring—and that the two companies are providers in an ever-evolving business services market.

FairPoint brings broadband to 25 rural Vermont towns via FCC’s CAF-II program

FairPoint has completed broadband expansion projects in 25 Vermont towns, thanks in part to funding from the FCC’s CAF-II rural broadband expansion program.

Cable operators to double broadband prices over next several years, analyst predicts

Prices charged by cable operators for broadband services will double over the next several years, offsetting declines from broadband saturation and erosion of linear pay-TV services, says New Street Research analyst Jonathan Chaplin.