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NCTA drops cable name

US broadband industry trade body the NCTA – formerly the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – is rebranding itself as NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, which NCTA President…

Netflix blasts broadband data caps

Netflix has expressed its anger towards ISPs who impose broadband data caps on customers. In a complaint to the US media regulator FCC, the streaming giant condemned such restrictions, saying,…

Vodafone and Orange TV football price war

Vodafone and Orange have entered a new fight for the best value football offer. In an attempt to capture subscribers, both have extended to mid-September the promotion offer of €5…

EU: Digital infrastructure needs €700bn

EU: Digital infrastructure needs €700bn

Europe needs to invest €700 billion in digital infrastructure to catch up with the US and China, Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said. The commissioner for the digital economy warned that if…

Cable Europe urges Net Neutrality guideline caution

Cable Europe urges Net Neutrality guideline caution

Cable Europe, the Association representing broadband cable operators, has urged caution in the use of the BEREC guidelines, designed to give National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) direction in implementing the Net…

Google cuts fiber

Google is said to be preparing to cut half the staff of Google Fiber as it turns its attention to wireless technologies. According US reports Alphabet – the Google holding…

T-Mobile deal may breach US net neutrality

T-Mobile deal may breach US net neutrality

T-Mobile’s ‘unlimited’ data plan may breach US net neutrality rules, campaigners have said. The firm claims it offers “unlimited access to the mobile internet”, but it charges extra for some…

Sky launches Fibre Max

Sky has launched Sky Fibre Max, giving its customers access to what it desribes as a “super reliable fibre broadband” service. Sky Fibre Max offers download speeds of up to…

BT stung by broadband critics

BT stung by broadband critics

BT CEO Gavin Patterson has written to the heads of rival broadband providers complaining about their criticism of Openreach, BT’s national network. Reacting to the rivals concerted ‘Save British Broadband’…

TPG Capital consolidates US broadband cable sector

TPG Capital, the global private equity fund of leading alternative asset firm TPG, is to acquire two US regional broadband services providers, RCN Telecom Services, LLC (RCN) and Grande Communications…