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Supreme Court Rejects Google Appeal in Dispute with Oracle

June 29, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The justices said Monday they won't review an appeals court ruling that said software maker Oracle Corp. could copyright portions of the...

First Net Neutrality Complaint Filed Against TWC

June 23, 2015 11:24 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

TWC told the Post it is open to entering into free peering agreements with content partners if...

The Winners, Losers and Other Implications of Net Neutrality

June 16, 2015 2:10 pm | by Jeff Smith, Strategy & Marketing Director for Connectivity, Interxion | Articles | Comments

The recent net neutrality ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is just as much...

EU Scrutinizes Amazon's e-Book Business over Antitrust Concerns

June 11, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's executive branch has launched an antitrust investigation into online...

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PCIA, CTIA Urge Court to Reject Challenge to New Infrastructure Rules

June 10, 2015 10:55 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim the FCC has overstepped its bounds with its 2014 Infrastructure Order, arguing that Congress didn't weigh in on the rules and that the rules hamper the zoning authority of municipalities. 

Workers Allege Verizon Abandoning Copper Landlines

June 10, 2015 9:37 am | by Ben Munson, CED | News | Comments

The CWA says Verizon isn’t making necessary repairs and instead is pushing customers in parts of New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. toward...

House Votes To Make Ban on Internet Access Taxes Permanent

June 10, 2015 9:25 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawmakers said allowing states to tax Internet access would expose users to the same kind of taxes and fees that often show up on telephone bills.


HP Pays $100 Million To Settle Case Tied to Autonomy Deal

June 9, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated acquisition of software maker Autonomy will cost another $100 million, as the personal computer and printer maker prepares to ...

AT&T Ready to Fold on Net Neutrality Rules for DirecTV Approval

June 2, 2015 5:20 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T may agree to abide by a good portion of the FCC's new Open Internet rules, which are set to go into effect June 12 That would mean AT&T would have to submit to the FCC's...

CCA Urges Copyright Office to Extend Legal Unlocking Rules

May 27, 2015 11:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The issue is near and dear to the hearts of CCA's carrier members, as customers looking to leave larger carriers often need to have their devices unlocked in order to switch to another provider.   

Court Rules Against Collection of Phone Records

May 7, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The court did not move to stop the collection of phone records, stating that the pending expiration of the Section would force a legislative debate on the matter. 

Wheeler Confident FCC Will Beat Title II Lawsuits

May 4, 2015 12:21 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Wheeler said that part of the reason the FCC decided to move on the Open Internet rules was the overwhelming public response in the form of 4 million online comments, of which he said about three quarters...


AT&T President Slator Fired, Sued for $100M for Racist Texts

April 29, 2015 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Slator was president of content and advertising for AT&T. He and a number of other executives were accused this week by Knoyme King, an African American, of subjecting her to...

Tech Industry Struggles to Address Patent Trolls

April 14, 2015 10:44 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Congress is expected to take up legislation this year that would make it tougher for patent trolls to claim patent infringement, and put them on the hook for legal costs if they lose. 

FCC's Title II Rules Effective June 12, New Lawsuit Filed

April 13, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules are already under fire. Industry trade group USTelecom and Alamo Broadband have both launched initial requests for courts to review the rules. 

Sprint Slapped with Fine for Overcharging Government

April 13, 2015 9:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The settlement announced late Thursday revolves around a dispute about how Sprint Communications Inc. billed the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and...

Judge Overturns AT&T Claim of Exemption from FTC Lawsuit

April 6, 2015 11:37 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T last October due to the company selling its customers so-called “unlimited” data plans that in effect reduced those customer’s data speeds by up to 90 percent.


Judge Orders Facebook and Zuckerberg To Turn Over Documents

April 6, 2015 10:45 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick ordered Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to relinquish documents by Monday that were requested by...

Initial Filings Spark Legal Battle Over Title II

March 24, 2015 11:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

USTelecom on Monday has asked an a federal District of Columbia appeals court to review the FCC's Order that reclassifies Internet service providers (ISPs) under...

T-Mobile Found Guilty of Labor Law Violations

March 19, 2015 3:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The NLRB said the case showed how management at T-Mobile worked to suppress workers from organizing through "unlawful corporate policies issued from the highest levels of the company." 

AT&T, Verizon to Litigate Title II Through Industry Organizations

March 19, 2015 10:57 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The news comes after AT&T and Verizon have both promised long legal fights over the recently approved Order to reclassify ISPs under what Wheeler has called "light-touch Title II" regulation. 

Order in the Court: Why the Title II Debate Must Be Had Now

March 12, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

Lawyers from AT&T and Verizon are likely poring over the just released 400-page document before they ask their clients for the go-ahead signatures to take the issue to the courts.

FTC Alleges DirecTV Ads Deceptive, Misleading

March 12, 2015 10:40 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming...

Wall Street Unbothered by Title II Vote

February 27, 2015 9:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Market response to the new regulations was muted, however, probably because the adoption of the new rules had been expected. And the FCC's decision is expected to trigger industry lawsuits that could take...          

FCC Knocks AT&T with Fine for Illegal Operations

February 2, 2015 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Enforcement Bureau said it examined the licensing history of approximately 250 AT&T stations and determined that...                                      

T-Mobile Settles Cramming Suit with FTC for $90M

December 19, 2014 12:35 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler called the settlement a win for consumers and promised to do more to ensure...                                   

FCC Issues Roaming Order, Lack of Vote Ruffles Feathers

December 19, 2014 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The declaratory ruling, which was not voted on but was rather issued by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, will allow the Commission...                              

New Arguments Heard in NSA Surveillance Appeal

December 9, 2014 10:56 am | by Gene Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday in an Idaho woman's challenge to the National Security Agency's...                                  

Aereo Files Bankruptcy Following Court Ruling

November 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Internet startup, which is backed by Barry Diller, made waves earlier this year by letting people record and stream broadcast...                             

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