The FCC’s international bureau has removed Cuba from its exclusion list, opening the door for US telecoms carriers to provide facilities-based telephone and internet service to Cuba without separate approval from the FCC.
British telecoms expert, Martin Geddes, attended the court hearing on the US FCC’s internet order, brought by various objectors, and says the “process and content was a credit to the rule of law in the US”.
The FCC in the US has dismissed a request from Consumer Watchdog that the Commission “initiate a rulemaking proceeding requiring ‘edge providers’ (like Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Netflix, and LinkedIn) to honour ‘do not track’ requests from consumers.
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