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Net Fix: FCC chief on solving the Open Internet puzzle (Q&A)

With a vote looming on new rules for Internet access, Tom Wheeler talks candidly with CNET News in an exclusive interview about legal challenges, President Obama's role and being the butt of late-night TV jokes.<p>"The president and I never were pulling on opposite ends of the rope. We have been …

Net Neutrality

Obama wants the FCC to support local broadband

President Barack Obama will focus on how to overturn anti-municipal broadband laws as a key topic when he visits Cedar Falls, Iowa, a town that has …

Net Neutrality

Where Has All the Mobile Revenue Gone?

For the first time ever in the US wireless industry, service revenue growth stagnated in the second quarter, and T-Mobile is partly to blame.<p>It's …

Telecoms

Bandwidth Offers Voice APIs Via Cloud Platform

Competitive carrier Bandwidth is embracing over-the-top services, offering to make it easier for them to integrate voice and messaging into their …

Apps

AT&T: LTE-A Devices Go Mainstream in 2015

The first LTE-Advanced devices that take advantage of carrier aggregation will begin hitting the market late this year and will go mainstream in …

Telecoms

For Cable, Broadband Is the New Video

The US cable industry has quietly achieved a major milestone, with the number of broadband subscribers for the top nine MSOs topping their number of …

Televisions

Sprint says its network is behind, offers “double the data” of rivals

While slower and less reliable, Sprint network can handle new 20GB family plans.<p>Sprint announced new family plans today that provide 20GB of shared …

Wheeler Challenges Verizon on Network Optimization

In a move that seems to have caught everyone by surprise, the FCC's Tom Wheeler has taken aim at Verizon Wireless's network optimization plans for …

Operational efficiency,better monetisation of data are main telecom priorities

An international survey of leading executives in the Telecoms industry conducted by Experian, the global information services company, has revealed …

Customer Experience

M2M Spectrum Networks aims to steal M2M biz from Tier 1 carriers

Startup firm M2M Spectrum Networks is aiming to launch a purpose-built M2M network using licensed spectrum later this year with the hope of stealing …

FCC's chairman moves to allow wireless spectrum sharing

The U.S. Federal Communications will soon move forward on a 2-year-old proposal to experiment with spectrum sharing in an effort to deal with a skyrocketing demand for mobile data bandwidth and increasingly crowded mobile services, the agency’s chairman said Monday.<p>FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to …

Telecoms

Verizon CEO: Netflix peering deal coming soon | OTT

Netflix recently agreed to pay Comcast for direct interconnection and thus more efficient delivery of its streaming video traffic, and it appears …

Net Neutrality

There’s something rotten in the state of online video streaming, and the data is starting to emerge

Advertisement<p>38 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Bastian Weltjen<p>If you’ve been having trouble with your Netflix streams lately, or maybe like David Rafael, …

The American cable industry’s cunning plan to save itself: Make TV work like it should

People don’t tend to say nice things about their cable box. But listen to this: “I have an X1, the Comcast box, at home. It’s got apps and I listen to Pandora on it…. [It’s] a great product.”<p>That rare bit of praise for America’s biggest cable company comes from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, speaking …

Televisions

The Behavioral Psychology of Netflix's Plan to Charge Higher Prices

When it comes to prices, people don't behave rationally. And the best companies know.<p>Netflix is crushing it. But now, the company untying cable's $60 billion stranglehold on American TV is apparently trying to accomplish something simple—something it hasn't done in more than two years in the …

Why HBO won’t sell you HBO Go

This has been going on a while. When the Sopranos was popular, there were entire billboard campaigns advertising to subscribe to cable to be able to …

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