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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...

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...

U.S. To Raise Breach of Government Records at Talks with China

June 23, 2015 10:10 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

China has openly denied involvement in recent cyberattacks. Obama administration officials have...

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T-Mobile Casts AT&T, Verizon as Super Villains in Latest Video

June 23, 2015 10:00 am | News | Comments

T-Mobile is again casting AT&T and Verizon as the "evil duopoly," this time in an animated short on par with superhero comics...

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. 

Officials Say Security Lapses Left System Open to Hackers

June 17, 2015 11:04 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Years of fundamental cybersecurity lapses left the government's personnel agency wide open to a pair of hacks that have exposed the private information about nearly every federal employee...


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...

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. 

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...

EU Scrutinizes Amazon's e-Book Business over Antitrust Concerns

June 11, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's executive branch has launched an antitrust investigation into online retailer Amazon over its distribution of e-books, which have become...

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. 

House Votes To Make Ban on Internet Access Taxes Permanent

June 10, 2015 9:25 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawmakers said allowing states to tax Internet access would expose users to the same kind of taxes and fees that often show up on telephone bills.

Obama: Cyberattack Attempts Against U.S. Will Accelerate

June 8, 2015 10:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama is addressing cybersecurity following a massive hack of U.S. government employees' personnel files, described as the most significant...


Feds Blame China-Based Hackers for Massive Cyberattack

June 5, 2015 9:21 am | by Ken Dilanian, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar , Associated Press | News | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that data from the Office of Personnel Management — the human resources department for the...

Congress Sends NSA Phone-Records Bill to President

June 3, 2015 11:26 am | by Erica Werner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two days after Congress let the phone-records collection and several other anti-terror programs expire, the Senate's 67-32 vote sent the legislation to...

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...

NSA Phone Collection Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

June 2, 2015 11:47 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The Senate sped toward passage Tuesday of legislation to end the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' calling records...     

NSA's Phone Record Collection Program in Limbo

June 1, 2015 9:59 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

In a remarkable turnaround, Senate Republicans have agreed to debate a House bill that would overhaul the National Security Agency's handling of Americans' calling records while preserving other domestic surveillance provisions.

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...

CCA Urges Copyright Office to Extend Legal Unlocking Rules

May 27, 2015 11:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The issue is near and dear to the hearts of CCA's carrier members, as customers looking to leave larger carriers often need to have their devices unlocked in order to switch to another provider.   

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...

FCC Denies Stay of Title II for ISPs

May 11, 2015 10:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The petitions came from trade groups representing the cable and wireless industries. CTIA and USTelecom, representing the wireless carriers, had asked the FCC to hold on implementing the new classification...

Court Rules Against Collection of Phone Records

May 7, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The court did not move to stop the collection of phone records, stating that the pending expiration of the Section would force a legislative debate on the matter. 

Wheeler Confident FCC Will Beat Title II Lawsuits

May 4, 2015 12:21 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Wheeler said that part of the reason the FCC decided to move on the Open Internet rules was the overwhelming public response in the form of 4 million online comments, of which he said about three quarters...

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