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Utah Group Files Complaint Against Mia Love Over Fund-Raising

By ASTEAD W. HERNDON

The progressive group cites funds Ms. Love raised in the absence of a primary challenge. Her campaign called it a “political ploy.”

Are Airlines Sure We Can Flee Planes Fast? Fat Chance

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

With smaller seats, bigger passengers and more baggage packed into jets, why haven’t evacuation plans been updated?

β€˜It’s Back’: Underwater Yet Again, the Carolinas Face a New Reality

By JACK HEALY, RICHARD FAUSSET and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

As climate change and rapid growth bring more flooding, residents and officials must grapple with where to rebuild and how to prepare for the next storm.

How the Next Downturn Will Surprise Us

By RUCHIR SHARMA

In their campaign to contain the risks that caused the Great Recession, central bankers may have planted the seeds for the next global economic crisis.

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FRK demands strong conditions for Unitymedia Vodafone merger

By JΓΆrn Krieger

German cable operator association FRK calls for tough conditions from the competition and regulatory authorities to be imposed on Vodafone in the antitrust review of the planned acquisition of Unitymedia.

“The merger should only be approved if the new telecommunications giant grants its customers in the housing industry a special right of termination for all existing contracts. In addition, the company must be regulated in the broadband market and committed to open access because of its size,” FRK chairman Heinz-Peter Labonte said at the FRK Broadband Congress in Leipzig.

Due to the considerably growing market power regarding financing, digitisation and bundled offers as well as a market share of more than 80% in the cable market, FRK expects that it will become increasingly difficult for small and medium-sized network operators to cope with competition.

“It will become nearly impossible for our members to move into other coverage areas. On the other hand, it will be much easier for the larger Vodafone to attack them in their local markets with all its might. We have therefore submitted applications for hearings at the EU Commission and at the Federal German Cartel Office as part of the preliminary proceedings currently underway in order to present our positions,” explained Labonte.

FRK is not only concerned with the cable TV market. In view of almost 30 million addressable households, the significantly larger Vodafone plays a key role in Germany’s expansion into a gigabit society and the next mobile communications standard 5G. “In view of this market power, open access should become mandatory for Vodafone and the company should be subject to regulation,” stressed Labonte. “For medium-sized and municipal companies increasingly serving their customers via fibre-optic lines, open access has long been a matter of course.”

FRK demands strong conditions for Unitymedia Vodafone merger

By JΓΆrn Krieger

German cable operator association FRK calls for tough conditions from the competition and regulatory authorities to be imposed on Vodafone in the antitrust review of the planned acquisition of Unitymedia.

“The merger should only be approved if the new telecommunications giant grants its customers in the housing industry a special right of termination for all existing contracts. In addition, the company must be regulated in the broadband market and committed to open access because of its size,” FRK chairman Heinz-Peter Labonte said at the FRK Broadband Congress in Leipzig.

Due to the considerably growing market power regarding financing, digitisation and bundled offers as well as a market share of more than 80% in the cable market, FRK expects that it will become increasingly difficult for small and medium-sized network operators to cope with competition.

“It will become nearly impossible for our members to move into other coverage areas. On the other hand, it will be much easier for the larger Vodafone to attack them in their local markets with all its might. We have therefore submitted applications for hearings at the EU Commission and at the Federal German Cartel Office as part of the preliminary proceedings currently underway in order to present our positions,” explained Labonte.

FRK is not only concerned with the cable TV market. In view of almost 30 million addressable households, the significantly larger Vodafone plays a key role in Germany’s expansion into a gigabit society and the next mobile communications standard 5G. “In view of this market power, open access should become mandatory for Vodafone and the company should be subject to regulation,” stressed Labonte. “For medium-sized and municipal companies increasingly serving their customers via fibre-optic lines, open access has long been a matter of course.”

In Flood-Hit Public Housing, a Reminder That the Poor Bear Brunt of Storms’ Fury

By RICHARD FAUSSET

Residents of a North Carolina housing complex have found themselves at the center of a redevelopment drama, even as they wonder what will become of their Florence-hit homes.

Ted Cruz’s Campaign Marked a Fund-Raising Letter an Official β€˜Summons.’ It Wasn’t Against the Rules.

By LIAM STACK

The Texas senator’s re-election campaign sent voters in at least three counties a letter with a label suggesting it was a legal summons. The Federal Election Commission says doing so doesn’t break any rules.

Brock Long’s Woes Mount as House G.O.P. Launches Travel Inquiry

By NICHOLAS FANDOS and RON NIXON

Representative Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Monday he will investigate the potential misuse of government vehicles by FEMA’s chief.

Storm β€˜Has Never Been More Dangerous,’ Governor Warns

By DAVID ZUCCHINO, ALAN BLINDER and JACK HEALY

Now a tropical depression, Florence has killed at least 16 people so far, and North Carolina officials expect the crisis to continue for many days.

Torrents of Water in Towns Across the Carolinas. And a Guy With a Boat.

By JACK HEALY and SHERI FINK

An improvised network of volunteers has sprung up to locate and rescue people who did not evacuate for Tropical Storm Florence.

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