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  1. August 7, 2014

    FCC’s Tom Wheeler applauds collapse of T-Mobile-Sprint deal

    Tom Wheeler, US Federal Communications Commission chairman, wasted no time in welcoming the news of Sprint’s abandonment of...

  2. August 6, 2014

    Sprint abandons pursuit of rival carrier T-Mobile US

    Sprint, the US mobile phone operator, has abandoned its takeover pursuit of rival carrier T-Mobile US, bringing to an end a...

  1. FT Alphaville

    July 2, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    The Last Camp Alphaville Promo of 2014. The fun starts at 11am today. Pack cash. The Cut is taking a short break for the...

  2. July 1, 2014

    FTC claims T-Mobile USA made millions from bogus charges

    T-Mobile USA made hundreds of millions of dollars from “bogus charges” that customers never authorised, the US Federal Trade...

  3. June 30, 2014

    Aereo: think local

    Forget CBS, Disney and Fox. The parties most desperate for a victory in last week’s Supreme Court decision about television...

  4. June 18, 2014

    Most ISPs improving performance, says FCC

    Most broadband internet service providers in the US are improving their performance, but those using local telephone...

  5. June 5, 2014

    Master dealmaker tests US regulators with move for T-Mobile

    By his past rhetorical standards, Masayoshi Son’s lobbying of regulators to allow his US mobile group Sprint to acquire...

  6. June 5, 2014

    Sprint / T-Mobile: extreme makeover

    A Sprint/T-Mobile merger would be an expensive, risky way to fix an identity crisis. In the US mobile phone market, top dogs...

  7. June 4, 2014

    Study shows US beats Europe on broadband speed and access

    The light touch of US regulators has helped increase investment in broadband and expanded access to high-speed internet in...

  8. May 15, 2014

    US rules on internet fast lane move ahead

    The US Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a contentious proposal on net neutrality rules that could...

  9. FT Tech Hub

    May 14, 2014

    Reddit founder plasters DC over net neutrality

    As the fight around net neutrality heats up in Washington DC this week, a well-known internet entrepreneur and activist is...

  10. May 13, 2014

    AT&T and Sprint bet on regulatory change

    AT&T’s negotiations on a near-$50bn bid for DirecTV, like Sprint’s desire to buy T-Mobile US, look likely to test US...

  11. May 8, 2014

    Comcast abuses market power, hearing told

    Comcast, the US’s largest cable and broadband provider by revenues, abuses its market power and its behaviour will only...

  12. April 28, 2014

    $20bn Comcast deal may not sway regulators

    Comcast’s $20bn deal with Charter Communications to divest 3.9m subscribers is not likely to change the odds that regulators...

  13. April 24, 2014

    Why net neutrality no longer works

    When the internet was invented 25 years ago, one of the core principles set by its founders was a level playing field for...

  14. April 24, 2014

    FCC accused of violating net neutrality

    A US government agency staunchly defended new “net neutrality” rules to be proposed on Thursday, after critics blasted the...

  15. April 23, 2014

    FCC shifts stance on net neutrality rules

    New US “net neutrality” rules will be proposed on Thursday that would allow internet service providers to charge companies...

  16. April 9, 2014

    Debt worries weigh on European groups

    Passengers arriving at Jorge Chávez airport in Lima will soon be able to travel into Peru’s capital on a new metro line....

  17. April 8, 2014

    Comcast FCC filing puts case for TWC deal

    Comcast is positioning itself as a limited player in a dynamic media and technology industry dominated by Apple, Google,...

  18. March 21, 2014

    AT&T hits back at Netflix over ISP fees

    AT&T has hit back at Netflix, calling the chief executive of the film and TV streaming service “arrogant” for arguing it...

  19. March 4, 2014

    Comcast points to NBCU deal to convince regulators

    Comcast, the US media group, is trumpeting its compliance with conditions attached to its 2009 acquisition of NBCUniversal...

  20. February 23, 2014

    Netflix to pay Comcast for better speeds

    Netflix and Comcast have struck a landmark agreement for internet providers and content distribution companies, with Netflix...

  21. February 19, 2014

    How to tackle the great American cable monopoly

    What harm is there in merging Comcast, America’s biggest cable company, with Time Warner Cable, the second biggest? The...

  22. February 19, 2014

    FCC plans new rules to free web traffic

    The US Federal Communications Commission will propose new “net neutrality” rules, prohibiting internet service providers...

  23. February 13, 2014

    TWC battle will test Comcast’s regulatory skills

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable are already the two most powerful companies in an industry that is unpopular with consumers...

  24. February 13, 2014

    Ma Bell should toll for Comcast’s deal

    America may be the birthplace of the internet. But when it comes to web access, US consumers get a startlingly poorer deal...

  25. January 30, 2014

    US telecoms groups to conduct digital voice trials

    US regulators agreed to allow telecom companies to conduct trials of digital voice services delivered over fibre-optic and...

  26. January 16, 2014

    Internet ruling threatens extra costs for Netflix and YouTube

    Online video viewing has become so pervasive that two companies – Netflix and YouTube – are now responsible for more than...

  27. January 15, 2014

    Q&A: What the US court ruling on net neutrality means

    A US court ruled on Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission had over-reached its powers in imposing “net...

  28. January 14, 2014

    FCC loses ‘net neutrality’ court ruling to Verizon

    A US court ruled on Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission had over-reached its powers in imposing “net...

  29. FT Alphaville

    January 3, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: The global retreat in equity markets continued on Friday, with bourses weakening across Asia-Pacific. Hong Kong’s...

  30. December 12, 2013

    US agencies debate use of mobile phone calls during flights

    The US Transportation Department joined in the high-pitched debate over the use of mobile phones during flights just after...

  31. December 12, 2013

    Centerbridge in $3.3bn LightSquared bid

    Private equity firm Centerbridge Partners has bid $3.3bn for LightSquared, the wireless telecoms group which was backed by...

  32. November 22, 2013

    Cable operators push S&P to record high

    Reports that US communications stalwart Comcast was considering a bid for Time Warner Cable sent shares in both companies...

  33. November 22, 2013

    Phone chatter likely to hit new heights

    One of the last bastions of peace from mobile telephone chatter could soon tumble after the US Federal Communications...

  34. September 29, 2013

    Julius Genachowski, telecoms and internet expert

    In 2010, Julius Genachowski and his parents visited Auschwitz. “The family of my father, most of them were killed there. It...

  35. August 19, 2013

    Privacy on the line

    A coalition of US telecommunications and cable providers is lobbying to be regulated in privacy matters by the Federal Trade...

  36. August 18, 2013

    Telecommunications industry lobbies to relax privacy rules

    The biggest US cable and telecommunications companies, including Comcast and Verizon, are pushing for a relaxation of...

  37. July 29, 2013

    Saudi Arabia awards $22.5bn Riyadh metro contracts

    Saudi Arabia has awarded three foreign-led consortiums contracts worth $22.5bn to build a metro system in Riyadh, said to be...

  38. July 24, 2013

    Dish raises offer for LightSquared assets

    Dish Network, the US satellite TV operator which has been seeking to enter the country’s mobile broadband data market, has...

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