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FCC Releases Order for Spectrum Sharing in 3.5 GHz Band

March 27, 2015 3:22 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FCC today released a Report and Order regarding the creation of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)...                                                                                                        

Ericsson’s Telecordia Takes Over for Neustar as LNP Administrator

March 26, 2015 3:43 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Today’s announcement doesn’t award a contract yet. It opens up negotiations between North...

Sprint: Lifeline Mobile Broadband Pilot Sees Weak Adoption

March 25, 2015 11:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

While 70 percent of Assurance Wireless Lifeline subscribers report having no access to Internet...

Initial Filings Spark Legal Battle Over Title II

March 24, 2015 11:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

USTelecom on Monday has asked an a federal District of Columbia appeals court to review the FCC'...

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AT&T, Verizon to Litigate Title II Through Industry Organizations

March 19, 2015 10:57 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The news comes after AT&T and Verizon have both promised long legal fights over the recently approved Order to reclassify ISPs under what Wheeler has called "light-touch Title II" regulation. 

Verizon Hit with Big Fine Over 911 Outages

March 18, 2015 11:42 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The April 2014 outage was part of a broader multistate 911 outage that affected over 11 million people and...                                                                                              

Wheeler Denies 'Secret' Instructions from White House on Title II

March 17, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Wheeler's comments come as the Commission late last week finally published the full 400-page document that outlines the details of the new Open Internet rules.

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FCC Makes Public Its Open Internet Order

March 12, 2015 11:04 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The release is coupled with statements from Wheeler and the four other FCC commissioners.                                                                                            

Order in the Court: Why the Title II Debate Must Be Had Now

March 12, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

Lawyers from AT&T and Verizon are likely poring over the just released 400-page document before they ask their clients for the go-ahead signatures to take the issue to the courts.

Verizon Blasts Sprint and T-Mobile's Spectrum Narrative

March 11, 2015 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a new policy blog, Verizon slams the idea that it and AT&T dominated the recent AWS-3 auction, arguing that...

Verizon’s Shammo: No Need to Buy Overpriced Spectrum

March 10, 2015 11:16 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Shammo said that until the cost of spectrum comes down there is “no reason for us to go into the secondary market and buy spectrum at this price. It just doesn't make sense.”

T-Mobile is Buttering Up Dish and It Might Work

March 6, 2015 10:31 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

In Dish, T-Mobile could have a valuable partner on many levels.                                              

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AT&T Slams Netflix’s Apparent Flip-Flop on Net Neutrality

March 5, 2015 11:29 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Netflix has spun a lot of tales during this FCC proceeding."                                           

Ready to Rumble: FCC's O’Rielly Hits Back on Title II

March 4, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

“From a global market perspective, I worry that fellow regulators internationally will take the commissioner’s plan and adopt it, or worse expand on it,” O’Rielly said.                 

Wheeler Takes Controversial Title II Pitch on the Road

March 3, 2015 1:13 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

“Do we have a set of rules that says activities should be reasonable and somebody who can throw the flag if they’re not?”                              

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 to...                                   

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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 lawful content and services and will apply to wireless providers. 

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 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) but would have stopped short of...

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...                        

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.                                      

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.”                                   

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