By Nick Farrar and James BannanThe spectrum internet speed battle is heating up, with new spectrum prices coming in the next few months.
But the spectrum battle has also been taking place in the US, where some customers are facing outages as a result of the FCC’s decision to roll back the Obama-era net neutrality rules.
The US telecom industry has been fighting the repeal of the Obama rules since the end of February, when it received a court order from the FCC to reinstate them.
That order came after the FCC released a new version of the rules in January.
While the FCC is expected to issue a final decision on the rollback in the coming weeks, some customers have faced outages.
The American Cable Association says it expects outages to continue for several more weeks.
In the meantime, some of the biggest US carriers are using their spectrum to provide broadband to their customers, while others are using it to provide the same service without broadband at all.
A report from the Associated Press found that some customers in California, Texas and Tennessee have experienced outages on the same spectrum used for broadband.
The AP also found that customers in Oklahoma, Kansas, Indiana, Iowa and Mississippi have experienced similar outages due to a lack of access to their service.