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Wall Street Unbothered by Title II Vote

February 27, 2015 9:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Market response to the new regulations was muted, however, probably because the adoption of the new rules had been expected. And the FCC's decision is expected to trigger industry lawsuits that could take...          

Verizon Gets Snarky in Response to FCC’s Net Neutrality Ruling

February 26, 2015 4:29 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The press release is made to look like it was composed on a typewriter and the carrier referred...

ISPs Fall Under Title II After 3-2 FCC Vote

February 26, 2015 12:28 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules will ban paid prioritization agreements; outlaw the blocking and throttling of...

Republican Lawmakers Scrap Internet Bill Ahead of FCC Vote

February 25, 2015 11:43 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Republicans were championing a bill that would have given the FCC certain powers to regulate...

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Watch: Roger Entner on Spectrum, Sling TV, Sprint and the Oscars

February 24, 2015 11:10 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In our recent conversation with Recon Analytics' Roger Entner, we discuss the thorny regulatory environment that could pop up around services like Dish's new Sling TV; Sprint's constrained resources; and the whopping $44 billion raised in the FCC's AWS-3 auction. Check out all three installments right here. 

Republican Commissioners Ask for Delay of Vote on Title II

February 24, 2015 10:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a letter to the Chairman, Pai and O'Rielly asked that the entirety of Wheeler's 332-page plan be released to the public and then be subject to...              

AT&T Slams Dish’s Use of Designated Entities in Auction 97

February 20, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Marsh argued that Dish's DEs were not what the FCC had in mind when it created the rules to give smaller companies a chance against...                        

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Many Against New Net Rules, More Don’t Know What Net Neutrality Means

February 20, 2015 12:50 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The percentages of respondents for and against the new regulations varied largely dependent on the political party...                                    

Watch: Entner Says Sprint Has No Business Talking Network Investment

February 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In part two of our recent talk with Recon Analytics' Roger Entner, we turn to Title II and...                                          

Snowden Leak Implicates NSA in Hacking of Gemalto SIM Cards

February 20, 2015 9:18 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Gemalto said in a statement Friday it could not immediately confirm the reported hack and "had no prior knowledge that these agencies were conducting...                      

Verizon Says No Need for More Large Spectrum Buys, Dish Slumps

February 17, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon is happy with how it did in the FCC’s Auction 97 and doesn’t anticipate it will...                                                    

AT&T CEO to FCC: “There Will Be Litigation”

February 13, 2015 1:51 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Stephenson was less sure what form that litigation could take, saying it could come as an industry movement.                                      

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Wheeler: Expect a Modernized Title II, Not the Hybrid Approach

February 11, 2015 3:16 pm | by Brian Santo, CED | News | Comments

The FCC will use a modernized version of Title II with Section 706 as a “one-two” punch...                                          

Sprint’s Bye Says Title II Won’t Stop AT&T, Verizon From Investing

February 11, 2015 11:28 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Speaking with Reuters, Bye said that Sprint’s competitors' argument is presenting a “situation that won’t play out.”                                   

Senators Push Wi-Fi Innovation Act to Senate

February 10, 2015 2:25 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), and cosponsored by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

Senators Call for Investigation into Verizon Wireless 'Supercookies'

February 6, 2015 3:18 pm | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless...                                                                                

Regulator Really, Really Dislikes Obama’s Title II Proposal

February 6, 2015 12:47 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“For that reason, if you like dealing with the IRS, you are going to love the President’s plan,” FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said in a statement.                                                       

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FCC Ups Maximum Opening Bids for Incentive Auction

February 6, 2015 12:42 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The FCC's Incentive Auction Task Force has updated information on the upcoming 2016 broadcast incentive auction and the value of broadcasters' spectrum holidings...                                               

SmartWatch: Going Once, Going Twice...Sold to Dish Network

February 5, 2015 10:59 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The FCC's AWS-3 auction got off to a fast-paced start and then an excrutiating grind to the finish line. But we made it...                                                  

Update: Wheeler Goes Nuclear with Title II Announcement

February 4, 2015 11:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The opening salvo in what could be the biggest war the wireless industry has ever seen was just launched Thursday by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler....                      

UPDATE: FCC Commissioner Slams Dish Network’s AWS-3 Auction Discounts

February 2, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Monday released a scathing statement, slamming the FCC for allowing companies to abuse the Designated Entity (DE) program and...                                    

FCC Knocks AT&T with Fine for Illegal Operations

February 2, 2015 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Enforcement Bureau said it examined the licensing history of approximately 250 AT&T stations and determined that...                                      

Recap: Where We're at with Net Neutrality

February 2, 2015 10:01 am | by Annew Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

The commissioners will vote Feb. 26. Wheeler is expected to have the support of the other two Democratic commissioners. The two Republican commissioners have made clear...                       

AT&T Will Begin Deploying Its New AWS-3 Spectrum in 2017

January 30, 2015 4:04 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T came away from the FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction as the big winner, spending $18.2 billion for what it calls a “near nationwide contiguous 10x10 MHz block.”                         

AWS-3 Auction Results Show AT&T, Verizon, Dish as Big Spenders

January 30, 2015 1:57 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T poured the most money into the auction, shelling out $18.2 billion in provisional winning bids (PWB).                                                  

FCC Pushes New Rules to Improve E911 Location Accuracy

January 29, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules acknowledge that wireless carriers will need to time to implement technology that will help to improve location data on "E911" calls...                                          

Washington Glowing Over AWS-3 Auction Results

January 29, 2015 2:12 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“This is great news.  I don’t think anyone imagined we’d raise this much money,” U.S. Senator Nelson said in a statement.                                                                 

TracFone to Pay $40 Million for Deceptive Throttling Practices

January 28, 2015 1:45 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FTC alleges TracFone advertised unlimited data for $45 per month under its brands including Straight Talk and Net10 but “drastically” throttled...                                 

Verizon Reaches $5M Settlement with FCC on Rural Call Completion

January 26, 2015 3:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

This is the fourth major resolution of a rural call completion investigation. The Bureau entered into consent decrees related to rural call completion performance with...                         

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