Frontier sides against special access, says the ‘Ethernet market is competitive’

Frontier Communications is confident that when the FCC completes its analysis of the special access and local Ethernet markets, the regulator will find that the market is competitive and businesses have a bevy of service options.

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Frontier sides against special access, says the ‘Ethernet market is competitive’

Verizon supports net neutrality principles, but says policies should encourage network investment

Verizon touted its support for parts of the FCC's net neutrality rules, saying in a blog post that it is behind the regulator's policies on prohibiting service providers from throttling specific kinds of content and from charging content partners for faster delivery of their products and services to consumers.

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Verizon supports net neutrality principles, but says policies should encourage network investment

AT&T wants to see competitors’ fiber maps as part of special access investigation

AT&T says that the FCC should provide all of the companies participating in the regulator's special access proceeding the ability to view fiber route maps that were required to be submitted, in order to illustrate that competition exists in the market.

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CenturyLink, Frontier should not be given $176M to support rural market voice, says NCTA

CenturyLink and Frontier recently asked the FCC in a joint filing to get an additional $176 million to provide services in rural areas not supported by the CAF-II program, but the National Cable Telecommunications Associations (NCTA) says the regulator should deny their request.

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CenturyLink, Frontier should not be given $176M to support rural market voice, says NCTA

Republican senators say FCC’s 25 Mbps broadband standard isn’t fair

The FCC's 25 Mbps broadband definition is facing more criticism from Republican lawmakers with Senators Fred Upton and Greg Walden claiming the regulator is simply power hungry.

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Cuba removed from FCC exclusion list, opening door for more U.S.-based CSPs

The FCC has removed Cuba from its exclusion list, opening up opportunities for U.S.-based communications service providers to offer traditional telephone and Internet services to the country without needing to get separate approval from the regulator.

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AT&T claims Title II regulation forced it to put various service ideas on hold

One of AT&T's top regulatory executives claims that the FCC's Title II net neutrality rules has caused it “to shelve a bunch of stuff” over fears that new services would violate the regulator's new rules.

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AT&T claims Title II regulation forced it to put various service ideas on hold

Verizon says it has invested $22.2B in New York, encourages regulatory reforms

Following a study made by New York Public Service Commission about the state of telecommunications, Verizon has asked the regulator to implement a series of reforms that it says will promote innovation and investment.

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Verizon says it has invested $22.2B in New York, encourages regulatory reforms

Frontier: FCC’s 10/1 Mbps Lifeline proposal could lock out rural customers

Frontier supports the FCC's move to include broadband service as part of the Lifeline reform process, but it is concerned that the regulator's 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream speed requirement could prevent some rural customers from being able to use Lifeline for wireline Internet.

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Frontier: FCC’s 10/1 Mbps Lifeline proposal could lock out rural customers

NTCA, COMPTEL want FCC to improve Lifeline verification process

COMPTEL and NTCA said in separate FCC filings that the regulator should work to alleviate service providers from the burden of having to verify Lifeline service recipients.

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Improved submarine cable reporting rules passed, setting stage for provider accountability

The FCC voted to approve new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable.

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Pai says FCC needs to solve the rural standalone broadband problem by 2016

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says that in order to enable rural telcos to deliver a compelling broadband-only option to consumers and businesses, the regulator needs to make changes to the USF rules regarding financial assistance to build networks that support these services.

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NTCA: Unsubsidized RLECs should provide reasonably priced broadband, voice services

A number of service providers may have set the amount of money they will accept from the FCC's CAF-II program, but the NTCA said that the regulator should require that non-subsidized carriers be required to provide reasonably priced broadband and voice services.

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NTCA: Unsubsidized RLECs should provide reasonably priced broadband, voice services

BT’s Patterson threatens lawsuits to ‘defend’ shareholders if Ofcom forces it to sell Openreach

BT CEO Gavin Patterson says that if Ofcom, the UK's telecom regulator, forces it to sell off its wholesale Openreach division, BT would respond by halting new network investments and launching a number of legal challenges against the regulator.

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FCC Chairman Wheeler unveils $1.7B plan to extend broadband to the poor

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced a number of new proposals that he says will restructure and modernize the regulator's $1.7 billion Lifeline voice service program by redirecting funds to extend broadband to lower income residents.

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FCC extends deadline to file comments on special access proceeding

The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) is giving incumbent telcos and their wholesale CLEC customers more time to file comments in response to the regulator's Special Access final notice of proposed rulemaking (FNPRM) in the special access rulemaking proceeding.

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Republicans rail against FCC Chairman Wheeler’s municipal-broadband proposals

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's call to rework laws that ban or inhibit growth of municipal broadband networks is facing strong opposition from Republican leaders, who argue that the regulator does not have the authority to meddle with state laws.

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Verizon: Reclassifying broadband under Title II will endanger the entire Internet ecosystem

Verizon has taken the latest stab at the FCC's Open Internet rulemaking proceeding by calling the regulator out on its option to “reclassify” broadband Internet access service as a Title II common carriage telecommunications service.

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Verizon: Reclassifying broadband under Title II will endanger the entire Internet ecosystem

Frontier says FCC’s CAF II 10 Mbps proposal isn’t realistic

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FCC’s Wheeler appoints new chief economist, cybersecurity leader

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler continues to make his mark as the regulator's leader, appointing Tim Brennan as chief economist for the agency, and Clete Johnson as chief counsel for Cybersecurity in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.

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FCC’s Wheeler appoints new chief economist, cybersecurity leader

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