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Articles tagged with: Americas

FCC and FTC sign cooperation memo

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding to further the agencies’ ongoing cooperation on consumer protection matters.

  • Monday, 23 November 2015

Euro politicians debate Safe Harbour

MEPs at the European Parliament recently debated the impact of the recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that the Safe Harbour agreement on data transfers to the US is not safe, and called on the European Commission to clarify the legal situation following the ruling and demanded immediate action to ensure effective data protection for EU citizens.

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015

FCC announces incentive auction bid prices

The FCC has released a list of final opening bid prices for broadcasters for next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, and said the top opening bid price in the reverse part of the auction, where broadcasters will sell spectrum to the FCC, will be for a station in the New York City metropolitan area at $900 million, reports Fierce Wireless.

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015

More competition needed for US broadband?

A group recently formed by President Barack Obama has released a report that asserts that the high price of broadband, brought about by too few internet service providers, is a major barrier to adoption that has left almost one-third of Americans unable to afford an internet connection – findings that directly contradict assertions the telecoms industry has made for years, reports the Center for Public Integrity.

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Mexico gets tough with Slim

Mexican telecoms regulator IFT said it will force Telmex to offer competitors better terms as it seeks to open up its local network, part of an effort to increase competition in a sector dominated by billionaire Carlos Slim, reports Reuters.

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015

US aims to rein in drones

Federal regulators in the US said they plan to require recreational drone users to register their aircraft with the government in an attempt to restore order to US skies, which have been invaded by rogue flying robots, reports the Washington Post.

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Net neutrality complaint in Canada

Canada’s largest wireless provider, Rogers, has filed a complaint with the regulator, CRTC, siding with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s concern that Videotron’s newly-launched Unlimited Music service is in violation of Canada’s net neutrality rules, reports MobileSyrup.

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015

US consumers go for OTT but broadband choice urged

In recent years, a lot of media and telecoms executives dismissed the idea that Americans would stop subscribing to cable and satellite TV services, an editorial in the New York Times notes.

  • Monday, 24 August 2015

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