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Articles tagged with: Americas

Canada’s regulator gets tough on wholesale charges

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is setting revised interim rates for existing wholesale high-speed access services that the large cable and telephone companies charge competitors. The CRTC had directed the large companies to file new tariffs for these aggregated wholesale high-speed access services after it launched a proceeding to examine issues associated with these rates.

  • Thursday, 03 November 2016

FCC receives zero-rating complaints; BEREC is lobbied

The FCC has received more than 100,000 complaints from Americans calling on the regulator to take strong enforcement action if and when companies violate the FCC's Open Internet Order with zero-rating schemes. 

  • Wednesday, 20 July 2016

FCC first to open up high frequencies

The FCC has adopted new rules for wireless broadband operations in frequencies above 24 GHz, making the US the first country to make this spectrum available for next generation wireless services. The rules open up nearly 11 GHz of high-frequency spectrum for flexible, mobile and fixed use wireless broadband

  • Wednesday, 20 July 2016

US privacy proposal up for a vote

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on 27 October on a revised proposal for rules to safeguard privacy of broadband users, reports Reuters. “FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's initial proposal came under harsh criticism..."

  • Thursday, 03 November 2016

US issue proposed rules on business data services

The US FCC has issued proposed rules on business data services (BDS), sometimes referred to as ‘special access’, which are enterprise data services that are a fundamental part of the US economy.

  • Thursday, 03 November 2016

Europe adopts privacy shield

The European Commission has adopted the EU-US privacy shield, a framework that "protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the US as well as bringing legal clarity for businesses relying on transatlantic data transfers".

  • Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Q&A Ann Lafrance Q&A Ann Lafrance

With Ann Lafrance, Partner Squire Patton Boggs

  • Wednesday, 20 July 2016

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