US spectrum auction falls short by, oh, you know, $66bn thanks to tightwad mobile giants

Back to the drawing board for TV airwave sell-off

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will have to change its plans for the 600MHz radio spectrum auction for mobile broadband – after the latest stage of bidding raised just $22.4bn of an $88bn goal.…

US appeals court slaps down FTC, AT&T walks free, cats and dog living together, mass hysteria

We’re now reliant on the FCC, God help us

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has thrown the issue of who can protect American consumers into confusion with a decision for AT&T and against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).…

AT&T trash talks Google over Fiber fiasco: Leave ISP stuff to the experts

Telco takes a victory lap as ad giant’s broadband plans collapse

With Google deciding to cut back on its Fiber workforce and reconsidering its plan to deliver broadband service, competing ISPs are cackling with glee at the Chocolate Factory’s misfortunes.…

Net neutrality activists claim victory in Europe

BEREC final guidelines land on the side of civil society

Net neutrality activists are claiming victory following the publication of final guidelines by European regulators.…

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn wants high speed broadband for all. Wow, original idea there

And could he be hinting at a new national ID card scheme?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the party will not win elections using strategies from the past, as he promised to “democratise the internet” in his Digital Manifesto today…

NZ-funded Hawaiki cable signs DRFortress for landing station

Next stop, Hawaii

Australia and New Zealand got a small step closer to a third Pacific crossing, with submarine cable upstart Hawaiki signing DRFortress in Hawaii to operate its landing station.…

Shock: AT&T totally not OK with FCC saying it ripped off US schools

They didn’t get E-rate price because they didn’t want an E‑rate plan, apparently

AT&T has issued a rebuttal to the FCC’s July complaint that it overcharged schools and libraries in Florida for internet service.…

Ireland looks like it’s outpacing Britain in the superfast broadband rollout stakes

A national fibre plan, what’s that?

Comment How do Blighty’s future broadband plans compare to its Irish neighbour, which arguably has its sights on a much more ambitious target than BT?…

Google breaks heart, White Knight falls off horse

Now. About that Venezuelan option…

Analysis Google Fiber was supposed to be the White Knight of US broadband, riding to its rescue. But this horse has bolted. In the opposite direction.…