Q&A—Former FCC chairman Wheeler speaks out on zero-rated data, the IoT and what he’s doing now

A Q&A with former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Maine Fiber Company: Utility pole attachment make-ready is our single largest operating expense

Maine Fiber Company (MFC), the company behind building the state’s wholesale dark fiber-based Three Ring Binder (3RB) middle mile network, is showing support for Maine lawmakers’ proposed LD 406 bill that’s designed to upgrade the state’s outdated

Former FCC Chairman Wheeler has a ‘huge smile’ for 600 MHz incentive auction results

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler described the agency’s 600 MHz incentive auction as a successful event that should generate a “huge smile” for administrators.

Lawmakers call for renewed national broadband map as Trump funds NTIA

Reps from both sides of the aisle renewed calls to update the National Broadband Map, which was initially created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Federal Communications Commission but has languished since

Frontier looks for more CAF dollars to build rural broadband

Frontier Communications is looking to leverage some Connect America Fund (CAF) options to get additional funding in its quest to bring faster internet speeds to rural areas within its footprint.

AT&T’s wireless local loop trials continue in 2 locations

AT&T is currently conducting Wireless Local Loop (WLL) technology tests on its LTE network in two locations in the United States, part of the carrier’s ongoing efforts to evaluate a range of high-speed transmission technologies in order to det

Project Loon’s latest breakthrough to reduce costs for telcos

Instead of sailing balloons around the world to deliver internet access, engineers at Alphabet's Project Loon will send small teams of balloons to form a cluster over specific regions where people need internet access—a discovery that will help re

Mount Washington, Massachusetts, municipal network shows can-do approach to community broadband

[Commentary] As the third smallest town in Massachusetts, Mount Washington is not an obvious fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) buildout target.

Telco, cable-backed Missouri bill could limit municipal broadband growth, opposition group says

A new broadband battle is brewing in Missouri as the state’s largest telecommunication companies and cable operators are backing a new bill to limit municipal broadband.

Windstream, EarthLink secure regulatory approvals to complete merger

Windstream has received all of the state and federal regulatory approvals required for its acquisition of EarthLink, paving the way for the service provider to complete the deal in the first quarter. On Feb.