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What will be the next big deal in telecom after AT&T and Time Warner?

AT&T’s giant $85.4 billion deal for Time Warner likely will satiate AT&T in the mergers & acquisitions space, at least for a time.

SHLB Coalition says FCC’s special access proposal should adopt technology neutral regime

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s business data services proposal is facing opposition from the Schools, Health, Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition who say that the proposal needs to regulate Ethernet pricing, a key factor

EPB says public demand will help change municipal broadband laws

Chattanooga’s EPB says that while it is still limited by Tennessee law to selling 1 Gbps FTTH service within its defined borders, the municipal fiber provider is confident that growing demand for higher speed broadband could drive a change to curr

EPB's gigabit challenge to Comcast, AT&T a win for Chattanooga, exec says

Comcast may have been one of the most vocal opponents to the fiber-to-the-home moves by Chattanooga, Tennessee-based utility EPB, but the company’s efforts over the past year to wire the city with fiber-based 2 Gbps services for residential and bu

AT&T launches fixed wireless trial, targets apartment complexes

AT&T has begun a hybrid millimeter wave (mmWave) wireless and wireline technology trial, targeting apartment complexes outside of its wireline service area to deliver up to 100 Mbps in areas where it has not been able to reach potential broadb

Focus on broadband access, not set-top boxes, analyst says

“The Internet has eaten the TV,” an analyst for The Diffusion Group pointed out in a post arguing that the Federal Communications Commission needs to stop futzing about with set-top box regulation and instead accept that TV’s future lies in apps,

Comcast, Charter and cable’s uncertain wireless future

[Commentary] With continually expanding Wi-Fi footprints and enough backhaul to choke a horse, Comcast and Charter could finally succeed where past cable efforts to break into wireless failed.

Georgia lawmakers conduct survey to identify rural market broadband gaps

Georgia’s lawmakers are working together to find a way to enhance broadband service in the state’s rural areas by asking residents to take an online survey about their service experience.

CTIA, CCA disagree again over FCC's report on competition

The Federal Communications Commission once again declined to say whether the US wireless industry is competitive in its annual report addressing the matter. And once again, industry associations offered very different views.

Cox raises broadband rates for second time in a year

Cox Communications has again in 2016 raised its broadband rates for customers, citing "product and technology investments and increases in business costs" as the reason for the increase.