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Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky

Comcast has outbid Twenty-First Century Fox for the UK's Sky, a final step in what's been a years-long takeover battle between the two media conglomerates.

UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tig

UK sets out plan to spend billions on fiber and 5G broadband for all

The UK government has set out a package of measures it’s hoping will futureproof domestic networks and boost international competitiveness by supporting a nationwide rollout of full fiber broadb

Europe to cap intra-EU call fees as part of overhaul to telecoms rules

European Union institutions have reached a political agreement over an update to the bloc’s telecoms rules that’s rattled the cages of incumbent telcos. Agreement was secured late yesterda

Customer opinions of ISPs somehow drop even lower

Disliking one's internet provider is such a common condition that it's hard to imagine that ISPs have anywhere to go but up in the eyes of their customers. Nope! There are new lows ahead, if the lates

Verizon stealthily launched a startup offering $40-per-month unlimited data, messaging and minutes

Earlier this year, Verizon quietly launched a new startup called Visible, offering unlimited data, minutes, and messaging services for the low, low price of $40. To subscribe for the service, users s

African VC TLcom Capital invests $5M in Nigerian data analytics firm Terragon Group

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Astranis emerges from stealth with a new satellite technology for connecting the world

There’s a new entrant in the race to provide internet connectivity to the roughly four billion humans on the wrong side of the world’s digital divide. Launching from stealth today with a f

5G needs a “new mindset” towards Internet rules, telcos warn

Carriers have kicked off the world’s biggest mobile phone tradeshow with calls for an “investment friendly framework” to fund rollouts of next-gen 5G network technology and level the

Nokia acquires Unium, a mesh WiFi startup that works with Google Fiber, as part of big home WiFi push

While Nokia’s former handset business forges ahead with its new device strategy under licensee HMD, Nokia itself has taken one more step to build out its business with carriers in a new wave of

The FCC’s revamped internet speed map lets you covet nearby exotic broadband

A big part of the FCC's mandate is to ensure broadband is rolled out all over the country, and it issues regular reports along those lines — but there's nothing presenting information visually to ge

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch includes stage one of its satellite internet plan

SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 on February 17 (should the current target date stick) and the rocket is carrying a primary payload of a Spanish satellite for client Paz. The secondary cargo on the laun

FCC gets ready to kick off $2 billion rural broadband fund

The FCC has taken the final steps toward opening its Connect America Fund 2, which will disburse $2 billion in federal money over 10 years to support broadband infrastructure in rural areas throughout

Amazon adds single sign-on for Fire TV

Signing on to all of your favorite networks’ apps on Amazon TV just got a little easier. The company, which had teased single sign-on for Fire TV in September, is now bringing the service to net

FCC report keeps faster definition of broadband and separates mobile from fixed connections

The FCC's yearly report of broadband deployment keeps some crucial definitions in place that some feared would be changed or eliminated to ease the responsibilities of internet service providers. The

The merger between AT&T and Time Warner is a raw deal for the rest of us

Any day now, the Department of Justice will announce whether the AT&T-Time Warner mega-merger will be permitted.  And anyone with a cell phone, a cable subscription, or an internet connection has

SpaceX might name its satellite broadband internet service ‘Starlink’

SpaceX has previously discussed its plans to put a satellite-based broadband Internet network into operation, as a way of supplementing its bottom line with a brand new revenue stream. Now, we know wh

Verizon’s new opt-in rewards program requires users to share personal data for ad-targeting

U.S. carrier Verizon has launched a new rewards program as it pushes for more lucrative ways to eke money out of a subscriber base that's not growing as easily as it once was.

See how your country’s internet speeds stack up in this new monthly global ranking

Long the gold standard for bragging rights about your blazing broadband speeds, Speedtest.net has plenty of data to work with. Now, it wants to open up a new segment of that data to everyone, allowing

UK broadband giant BT agrees to legal separation from pipes-controller, Openreach

Startups in the U.K. will be hoping for better performance from the local broadband market after telecoms regulator Ofcom agreed to a deal with the country's largest broadband provider, BT, to legally
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