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Commissioner Pai Laments Loopholes in New Auction Rules

June 26, 2015 10:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a statement posted to the FCC's website, Pai said that he was "deeply disappointed" by the new rules, which he argues will create "yet more loopholes to allow...

DOJ Prods FCC to Side with Smaller Carriers on Auction Rules

June 25, 2015 11:35 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The Justice Department appears to be siding with T-Mobile, Dish Network, Sprint and other...

CTIA: FCC Estimate for Spectrum Need Is Low

June 24, 2015 4:41 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Brattle Group said its analysis relies on current projections that show a six-fold increase...

First Net Neutrality Complaint Filed Against TWC

June 23, 2015 11:24 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

TWC told the Post it is open to entering into free peering agreements with content partners if...

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Tuesdays with Roger: FCC Fights Off Lawsuits in the Age of Net Neutrality

June 23, 2015 11:12 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

The FCC has been very busy lately.                                                                                     

Recap: Top Stories for June 15-19

June 19, 2015 11:35 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Plenty of regulatory moves to consider this week, as well as some more chatter about major M&A action. All this and more in this week's top stories. 

FCC Fining AT&T $100M Over Misleading Customers on Unlimited Data

June 17, 2015 2:01 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

By doing this, AT&T violated the 2010 Open Internet Transparency Rule, says the FCC.                                       

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The Winners, Losers and Other Implications of Net Neutrality

June 16, 2015 2:10 pm | by Jeff Smith, Strategy & Marketing Director for Connectivity, Interxion | Articles | Comments

The recent net neutrality ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is just as much an indication that perceptions are changing about the price of the Internet and its role in all of our lives, as it is a political flashpoint.

Frontier Taking $283M in Connect America Funds to Expand Broadband

June 16, 2015 11:20 am | by Ben Munson, CED | News | Comments

The company will use the government funds to reach rural customers in nearly 660,000 homes and businesses across 28 states with in-home broadband speeds of at least...

D.C. Court Clears Path for Broadcast Incentive Auctions

June 15, 2015 10:50 am | by Ben Munson, Editor | News | Comments

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) last year filed a challenge to the FCC’s chosen methodology for predicting TV...     

Verizon: T-Mobile CEO John Legere is “Simply Wrong”

June 15, 2015 10:12 am | by Ben Munson, Editor | News | Comments

“Yet Mr. Legere was in DC, hat in hand, asking that more discounted spectrum on the taxpayer’s dime be included in the set-aside. We think this is a bad idea.”

Open Internet Order Including Title II Provision Effective Today

June 12, 2015 10:58 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules, which ban blocking, throttling and paid prioritization, and also reclassify Internet Service Providers under Title II of the Communications Act, have been controversial to say the least. 

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Recap: Top Stories for June 8-12

June 12, 2015 9:53 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

This week was chock full of regulatory spats and rumors of more consolidation. From PCIA and CTIA urging courts to reject a challenge to the FCC's new Open Internet rules to more reports that Dish and T-Mobile are crafting a deal to merge, it was a big week for news. 

Appeals Court Denies Stay of Title II Measure

June 11, 2015 4:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The petition, which was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit, only applied to the Title II portion of the FCC's Open Internet rules and not other provisions, such as the banning of blocking, throttling and paid prioritization by ISPs. 

House Bill Aims to Block FCC Net Neutrality Rules

June 11, 2015 3:17 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release from the House Appropriations Committee, the bill, which is part of the Republican-led budget, contains $315 million for the FCC – a cut of $25 million below...

John Legere Is Mad as Hell and He Thinks Consumers Should Be Too

June 11, 2015 2:15 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

"Spectrum is valuable, and there is a finite amount," Legere declares in a video that accompanies the post. "And right now, AT&T and Verizon are feverishly protecting their wireless duopoly by hoarding spectrum...

PCIA, CTIA Urge Court to Reject Challenge to New Infrastructure Rules

June 10, 2015 10:55 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim the FCC has overstepped its bounds with its 2014 Infrastructure Order, arguing that Congress didn't weigh in on the rules and that the rules hamper the zoning authority of municipalities. 

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Tuesdays with Roger: Who Needs the 600 MHz Auction Spectrum Reserve?

June 9, 2015 10:13 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

Although the FCC has yet to make an official announcement, reports suggest the Commission is leaning toward...                          

Charter’s Network Investment Not Affected by Open Internet Order

June 9, 2015 9:06 am | by Helena Fahnrich, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Tom Rutledge said the company supports the open internet rules including not throttling or blocking lawful content, or engaging in paid prioritization, according to an FCC filing.

CTIA Seeks to Refine FCC's E911 Rules Around Location Accuracy

June 5, 2015 4:44 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Wireless Association today said that it is creating an advisory group and a working group, as part of continued efforts to improve location accuracy on...

Sprint and T-Mobile Form Alliance to Raise Spectrum Reserve

June 3, 2015 8:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The nation’s third- and fourth-largest carriers, along with a number of rural carriers and consumer advocacy groups, have launched a website that aims to...

AT&T Ready to Fold on Net Neutrality Rules for DirecTV Approval

June 2, 2015 5:20 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T may agree to abide by a good portion of the FCC's new Open Internet rules, which are set to go into effect June 12 That would mean AT&T would have to submit to the FCC's...

Report: FCC Unlikely to Expand 600 MHz Auction Spectrum Reserve

May 28, 2015 5:16 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

According to Reuters, it seems unlikely that T-Mobile will get its wish of a larger spectrum reserve.                                  

FCC Rebooting Lifeline Program

May 28, 2015 2:35 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Among the proposals that the FCC will seek comment on is a new set of minimum service standards for voice and broadband.          

New FCC Rules Aim to End Robocalls

May 27, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Commission on Wednesday began circulating a new proposal that looks to protect Americans from unwanted robocalls, spam text messages, and telemarketing calls. The heart of the new rules...

Charter Sides with Sprint, T-Mobile on 600 MHz Auction Rules

May 27, 2015 10:52 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Charter is weighing in on the rulemaking process for the FCC’s upcoming 600 MHz broadcast incentive auctions...                          

Senate Expected To Act on NSA Collection of Phone Records

May 22, 2015 7:35 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House has left town, having passed a bill to end NSA's collection of domestic phone metadata, while replacing it with case-by-case searches and extending two other expiring surveillance provisions used by the FBI to pursue...

Obama Again Nominates Rosenworcel for Commissioner

May 21, 2015 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Rosenworcel has been a staunch advocate for the FCC's recently passed Open Internet rules, as well as for the reclassification of Internet Service Providers under Title II of the Communications Act. 

AT&T Proposes Quick Clearing of 600 MHz

May 20, 2015 11:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T is specifically referring to things like low-power television, translators and unlicensed wireless microphones, among other users that might interfere with wireless operations within...

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