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Title II advocates file against net neutrality stay

May 22, 2015 12:01 pm

Deny the requests for a stay of the open internet order—so asked a coalition of nearly two dozen tech firms, internet companies and advocacy groups, which filed an opposition to the stay in the DC Court of Appeals today. Their lead argument: those who are seeking the stay will suffer no [...]

Interconnection deals all the rage in post-Title II environment

May 21, 2015 2:14 pm

Even as the legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet order get underway, Internet service providers and Internet transit companies have been busily signing interconnection deals. The latest: a deal between Comcast and Level 3. The two companies said [...]

Strong prospects court will stay FCC Internet order says legal expert

May 21, 2015 2:09 pm

Getting a court to issue a stay is always an uphill legal battle, but the chances that the D.C. circuit court of appeals will grant a stay of the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet order are strong. “[A stay] has a good chance for success,” said Constitutional expert Kathleen [...]

FCC process reform bills advance to full committee

May 20, 2015 7:17 pm

Communications and technology subcommittee chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) managed to get all seven bills aimed at improving the Federal Communications Commission’s process and transparency referred to the full energy and commerce committee, but not without a couple of skirmishes along the way. Of [...]

FCC issues privacy guidance for open internet order

May 20, 2015 5:37 pm

The Federal Communications Commission is getting ready to police privacy under its open Internet order even before it promulgates any specific guidelines or rules for broadband internet service providers to follow. Late Wednesday, the FCC enforcement bureau issued an advisory to broadband [...]

Heads up FCC: European-based Altice set for wider U.S. cable foray

May 20, 2015 11:34 am

Altice, the European cable company that just signed a deal to acquire 70 percent of Suddenlink, hopes to keep the FCC very busy with even more U.S. deals. The seventh-ranked cable system is the first U.S. property Altice plans to buy, and according to its chief executive, it won’t be the [...]

Interconnection deal could be a key to AT&T/DirecTV approval

May 20, 2015 7:38 am

An interconnection agreement between AT&T and Cogent Communications could be a key element in the regulatory approval of AT&T’s $48.5 billion deal to buy DirecTV. Wall Street analyst Jennifer M. Fritzsche of Wells Fargo told investors Wednesday that an interconnection agreement [...]
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