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November 12, 2014

AT&T Draws New Hard Line on Net Neutrality—Will It Work?

So far, the reaction from industry executives to President Obama’s call for Title II reclassification has been swift, vehement, and predictable. Verizon Communications Inc. and...

August 1, 2014

What Slowed Cable's Commercial Growth in Recent Quarters?

U.S cable operators’ commercial services units are still growing revenue at a healthy pace. Over the last four quarters, however, growth has slowed for most of these organizations. The slowdown...

August 1, 2014

Shaw Communications Looks to Add Canadian Component to CableWiFi

The CableWiFi alliance has been stuck at just the original five members since its founding in 2012, but may finally gain a new member, and an international foothold, if the alliance members...

June 13, 2014

'Wi-Fi First' Business Models Proving Successful

“The trends are all lining up to favor a Wi-Fi-centric mobile experience,” says David Morken, co-founder and chief executive of Raleigh, N.C.-based, the parent of company of...

June 6, 2014

Broadcasters Blast FCC’s Incentive Auction Framework, Inch Closer to Court Appeal

The National Association of Broadcasters issued a sharply worded response to the Federal Communications Commission's just-released report and order (GN Docket No. 12-268) that sets the rules...

April 25, 2014

Movies and Intellectual Property: Preserving Our Global Passion

By Charles H. Rivkin Ambassador Charles H. Rivkin is Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. It's easy for most of us to get behind the theme for World Intellectual...

April 24, 2014

In Baker, CTIA Gets a Spectrum Czar—and at a Crucial Time

Nearly six months after launching a nationwide executive search to find a replacement for its retiring president and CEO, Steve Largent, CTIA-The Wireless Association finally has a new leader....

April 4, 2014

The Week Ahead in Tech and Telecom (April 7-11)

April 7: The Internet Innovation Alliance holds a breakfast event, “Looking Back and Looking Forward: America’s Communications Policy,” 9:30 a.m., Rayburn 2322 For more information: ...

March 28, 2014

The Week Ahead in Tech and Telecom (March 31-April 4)

March 31: The Federal Communications Commission holds its monthly meeting, 10:30 a.m., FCC (445 12th St., SW)     For more information: ...

March 24, 2014

The Week Ahead in Tech and Telecom (March 24-28)

March 24-25: The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee will mark up legislation aimed at reauthorizing for five years the Satellite Television...

March 21, 2014

Celebrating and Protecting the Global Internet

By Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda , Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State & Lawrence E....

March 14, 2014

The Week Ahead in Tech and Telecom

March 18: The Free State Foundation’s sixth Annual Telecom Policy Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the National Press Club. The event, “A New FCC and a New Communications Act:...

February 20, 2014

Wi-Fi Roaming Standards Critical to Cable Ops’ Plans

The Wireless Broadband Alliance and Wi-Fi Alliance will demonstrate at Mobile World Congress next month the advances in network authentication that are needed to enable widespread Wi-Fi roaming....

February 20, 2014

Incumbents Facing New Gigabit Competition Across 10 States as Google and C-Spire Expand FTTH Efforts

Google, Inc. has announced that it will explore the possibility of expanding its Google Fiber gigabit networks into nine additional metro areas. The tech giant identified 34 municipalities...

January 31, 2014

The Communicators with Brent Skorup and Chance Williams

Brent Skorup and Chance Williams appear on C-SPAN's "The Communicators" to talk about the January 2014 decision rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the ...

January 14, 2014

D.C. Circuit Court Vacates FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Court has vacated the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet order. The text is available here   ...

January 13, 2014

The Landline in Winter

In the world of telecommunications, a major anniversary passed quietly this New Year’s Day, with little notice or fanfare: The breakup of Ma Bell. On Jan. 1, 1984, the American Telephone...

January 13, 2014

Supreme Court to Hear Broadcasters' Case Against Aereo

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that it will hear the TV broadcasters’ legal challenge against Aereo, the online-video startup that wants to revolutionize TV watching and dramatically reshape the media landscape in the United States.  

January 10, 2014

Welcome, Tech and Telecom Wonks

New to Bloomberg BNA, the Technology and Telecom Blog features news and analysis written by our expert reporters, editors, and analysts on all things affecting technology...