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India blocks Facebook Free Basics Internet

India blocks Facebook Free Basics Internet

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has blocked Facebook’s Free Basics Internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality. The scheme offered free access to…

New UK homes to have superfast broadband

The government has worked with Openreach – BT’s local access network business – and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) on an agreement which aims to deliver superfast broadband connectivity to…

EBU concerned at EC spectrum proposals

European public broadcasting alliance the EBU has expressed concerns as the European Commission unveils its proposals for the future of UHF spectrum. According to the EBU, these proposals place a…

German watchdog bans Bundesliga TV exclusivity

German watchdog bans Bundesliga TV exclusivity

The Bundesliga will not be allowed to sell exclusive rights for live television broadcasts after the country’s competition watchdog insisted on a “no single buyer” rule for the imminent rights…

Coalition suspects Google/FCC collusion

Without making specific allegations, the Future of TV Coalition – a diverse group of US programmers, content creators, civic groups and television providers formed to celebrate and promote the thriving…

Academic: Binge On violates net neutrality

Barbara van Schewick, Professor of Law and Helen L. Crocker Faculty Scholar at Stanford Law School, Director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, has suggested that US…

NCTA: Consumers will pay for STB reform

Michael Powell, President and CEO of US trade body the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and a former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission himself, has hit out at…

US Commerce Dept. proposes copyright law amendments

A report from the US Department of Commerce has recommended amendments to copyright law that would provide both more guidance and greater flexibility to courts in awarding statutory damages. The…

Dish Network denies telemarketing claim

Dish Network co-founder (and EVP) Jim Defranco, testifying at a trial where his company is alleged to have made millions of tele-marketing phone calls to potential clients, says Dish had…

FCC to ‘unlock’ STB market

FCC to ‘unlock’ STB market

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to introduce rules that he says would tear down anti-competitive barriers and pave the way for software, devices and other innovative solutions to compete with…