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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...

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 ...

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...

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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...

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. 

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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.”

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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...          

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...              

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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...                                               

Just the Facts: Net Neutrality and What It All Means

February 5, 2015 10:23 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer: | News | Comments

This principle of fairness, known as "net neutrality," will go up for a vote on Feb. 26 among the FCC's five commissioners. But what does "net neutrality" really mean to you?

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....                      

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...                       

‘Healthy Competition’ Is Not Enough to Protect Consumers

January 15, 2015 3:42 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

Obviously, the consequences could be disastrous if the FCC were to rule over ISPs, wireless or wireline, as though they were truly nothing more than public utilities. That said, consumers need more protection than a tip of the cap to competition from goliaths like Verizon and AT&T. 

House 'Regulatory Accountability Act' Could Hobble FCC

January 14, 2015 10:55 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Called the Regulatory Accountability Act, the bill seeks to restrict the creation of any significant new regulations by virtually every single...                   

Wheeler: Title II Can Be Done Right

January 8, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Speaking Wednesday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Wheeler said there were many benefits...                               

Verizon CEO McAdam Pans AOL Acquisition Rumors

January 6, 2015 11:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

When asked about the reports, McAdam said that there were a lot of media players that might make great partners for Verizon, but he said...                         

Do Net Neutrality Rules Hinder Management of Wireless Networks?

November 13, 2014 4:58 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

OTI claims the study, which was conducted by CTC Technology and Energy, "demonstrates the fallacy of wireless industry claims that adherence to strong...                   

SmartWatch, Episode 27: Obama Fancies Self an Internet Advocate with Title II Remarks

November 13, 2014 10:56 am | by Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

President Obama this week entered the ring with millions of Americans in an effort to protect the Internet. He jabbed, he bobbed, he weaved, and those that own and have built the networks upon which the Internet was built did the same.

AT&T Pauses Fiber Expansion On Title II Concerns

November 12, 2014 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Stephenson's comments come just days after President Obama's strongest statement yet on...                                 

Obama Urges Title II Classification for ISPs

November 10, 2014 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

President Obama Monday stirred up a hornet's nest with his strongest comments yet in favor of stronger rules to protect the...                         

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