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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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. 

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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...

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.

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...

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...

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Dish, Cogent Force AT&T's Hand on DirecTV Deal

May 14, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In an ex parte filing, Dish, Cogent, and three consumer advocacy organizations, raised concerns...                                                                                                    

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...

Candidate Fiorina Stumps Against FCC, Congress Meddling

May 6, 2015 11:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Fiorina said that Wheeler and company had overstepped with the Commission's highly controversial new rules and that if elected president she would seek to repeal the regulations entirely. 

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...

Tower Crew, Capital Shortages Could Delay 600 MHz Auctions

April 28, 2015 11:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at PCIA’s annual infrastructure show, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly specifically noted the overload tower crews could be faced with...

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FCC's Title II Rules Effective June 12, New Lawsuit Filed

April 13, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules are already under fire. Industry trade group USTelecom and Alamo Broadband have both launched initial requests for courts to review the rules. 

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's Order that reclassifies Internet service providers (ISPs) under...

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. 

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.

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’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.”

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...          

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...              

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...                                               

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