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AT&T Mocks Google Fiber For Seeking ‘Government Favoritism’

AT&T has penned a blog post making fun of Google Fiber’s rumored struggles, while mocking the ISP for unfairly seeking out “favoritism from government at every level.” Rumors have been flying that Google Fiber is looking to trim its workforce by half as it pauses several unofficial cities to take a closer look at wireless…

Wednesday Morning Links – 8/31/2016

CenturyLink beats Comcast, others for first 1 Gig community in Colorado centurylink.com EU Telecoms Regulators Publish Final Net Neutrality Guidelines ispreview.co.uk Ericsson claims first in delivering 5G radio, with commercial deployments due in 2017 fiercewireless.com ACA: All-IP distribution paradigm would kill off smaller cable operators fiercecable.com Nashville residents overwhelmingly want Google Fiber watchdog.org Sprint Ups…

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Rep. Lieu Urges FCC to Speed up Inquiry Into SS7 Flaw

With politicians worried about the rise in Russian (and other) hacking, Representative Ted Lieu has urged the FCC to accelerate its investigation into the SS7 wireless flaw that made headlines earlier this year. Last April 60 minutes featured a report on the flaw inherent in Signaling System 7 (SS7, or Common Channel Signalling System 7…

Tuesday Morning Links – 08/30/2016

FCC backs down from municipal broadband case engadget.com CenturyLink Brings Gig Service to New Colorado Community lightreading.com Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway nytimes.com Verizon launches two- and three-channel carrier aggregation, claiming to bring 50 percent faster peak data speeds to its customers in 461 cities wirelessweek.com The release of new unlimited-data…

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AT&T Lawyers Tap Dance Around FTC Throttling Lawsuit

An appeals court has dismissed an FTC lawsuit against AT&T for throttling its customers, then lying about the nature of the throttling. In October of 2014, the FTC sued AT&T for the company’s now well-established war on the company’s grandfathered unlimited data users. Specifically, the FTC accused AT&T of falsely claiming user connections were “unlimited,”…

Monday Morning Links – 08/29/2016

The US ‘could give control of the internet’s addressing system to the United Nations’ on September 30 dailymail.co.uk Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway nytimes.com Did better broadband make Americans more partisan? theguardian.com T-Mobile One A new reality, not net neutrality fiercewireless.com Verizon announces prepaid VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling launch for Fall after…

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WildBlue Co-Founder Takes Over Google Broadband Balloon Division

Alphabet/Google has hired WildBlue Communications co-founder Tom Moore to head the company’s broadband balloon division, aka Project Loon. According to Bloomberg Moore is being brought on board to help guide the company out of the experimental phase and into sustained profitability. Moore starts as a vice president at X and general manager of Project Loon…

Friday Morning Links – 08/26/2016

Alphabet is putting serious pressure on Google Fiber to cut costs theverge.com Customer loyalty measures fail to keep pace with mobile broadband services fiercewireless.com Republican introduces Internet sales tax framework washingtonexaminer.com After Legal Defeat, US Mayors Vow to Continue Municipal Broadband Fight Motherboard AT&T explains latest angst over LTE-U brouhaha attpublicpolicy.com Comcast stays coy on…

Thursday Morning Links

Scientists Demo MegaMIMO 2.0 for 3 x Faster WiFi and Mobile Broadband ispreview.co.uk Speedtest ranks the fastest fixed broadband and mobile Internet service providers in Canada – Rodgers on top, TekSavvy brings up rear forbes.com Google flips the switch on fiber internet in Salt Lake City; Might be the last to get non-wireless Google Fiber…

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Report: Google Fiber to Cut Staff After User Totals Disappoint

Sources claim that Google Fiber has been disappointed with the company’s overall number of total subscribers since launching five years ago. A paywalled report over at The Information cites a variety of anonymous current and former Google employees, who say the estimated 200,000 or so broadband subscribers the company had managed to sign up by…