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Verizon set to stiff NJ on FiOS promises

New Jersey Verizon subscribers have paid $15 billion in surcharges to finance broadband for the whole state for FiOS by 2010. But only 55 percent of the state is wired, and Verizon is refusing to finish the job. Read More »

Sprint President Masayoshi Son’s wobbly arguments

SoftBank and Sprint President Masayoshi Son tried to convince the U.S. business community that it would be good for the country if regulators let him buy T-Mobile. So, analysts at CWA took a critical look at some of Son’s points. Read More »

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel gets specific about E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel appeared at the trendsetting SXSW festival in Austin, Texas to talk about E-Rate 2.0, the plan to modernize the country’s largest education technology program. Read More »

As he lobbies Washington, Comcast VP says he’s not a lobbyist

The Philadelphia Inquirer said, "... by not registering as a lobbyist, [Comcast VP David L.] Cohen doesn't face limits on travel with lawmakers and doesn't have to file reports on his contributions to campaigns or lawmakers' pet foundations." Read More »

Verizon CEO hedges on FiOS expansion

Despite adding 200,000 new FiOS customers late last year, Verizon's CFO said they won't extend FiOS to any new markets until the service has returned the cost of capital investment. Read More »

Dallas soon getting AT&T GigaPower

After introducing its fiber network, U-verse with GigaPower, to Austin, Texas, AT&T is beginning a similar service in Dallas this year. Read More »

FCC asking for focused comment on E-Rate modernization

E-Rate is the federal program aiming to provide schools and libraries with up-to-date broadband connectivity. Yesterday, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau asked for focused comment on its E-rate Modernization Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Read More »

AT&T proposes two sites for long-term IP Transition tests

AT&T filed a proposal with the Federal Communications Commission to conduct IP Transition trials at two Southern locations: rural Carbon Hill, Alabama, and suburban West Delray Beach, Florida. Read More »

Nobody loves Comcast, but its lobbyists don’t mind

According to polling company YouGov, “Since their merger announcement on February 13th, the US consumer perception of both Time-Warner Cable and Comcast has taken a significant dive.” Read More »

Sprint suffers setback in $300 million NY tax evasion case

According to NY AG Eric Schneiderman, for the past seven years, Sprint had knowingly underpaid $130 million of its state taxes. If convicted, though, Sprint would owe $300 million under the False Claims Act. Read More »

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