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Supreme Court Rejects Google Appeal in Dispute with Oracle

June 29, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The justices said Monday they won't review an appeals court ruling that said software maker Oracle Corp. could copyright portions of the...

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...

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...

Report: Apple Will Restrict Sharing of App Data with Advertisers

June 25, 2015 11:19 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The move would make it harder for advertisers to target consumers by keeping app developers from...

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CTIA: FCC Estimate for Spectrum Need Is Low

June 24, 2015 4:41 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Brattle Group said its analysis relies on current projections that show a six-fold increase in data demand by 2019 even after offload to unlicensed...

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 they have a large amount of traffic at several locations around the U.S. According to TWC, its behavior is consistent with...

Tuesdays with Roger: FCC Fights Off Lawsuits in the Age of Net Neutrality

June 23, 2015 11:12 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

The FCC has been very busy lately.                                                                                     


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 said they are increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, were responsible.

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. 

FCC Fining AT&T $100M Over Misleading Customers on Unlimited Data

June 17, 2015 2:01 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

By doing this, AT&T violated the 2010 Open Internet Transparency Rule, says the FCC.                                       

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...

D.C. Court Clears Path for Broadcast Incentive Auctions

June 15, 2015 10:50 am | by Ben Munson, Editor | News | Comments

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) last year filed a challenge to the FCC’s chosen methodology for predicting TV...     

Verizon: T-Mobile CEO John Legere is “Simply Wrong”

June 15, 2015 10:12 am | by Ben Munson, Editor | News | Comments

“Yet Mr. Legere was in DC, hat in hand, asking that more discounted spectrum on the taxpayer’s dime be included in the set-aside. We think this is a bad idea.”

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...

John Legere Is Mad as Hell and He Thinks Consumers Should Be Too

June 11, 2015 2:15 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

"Spectrum is valuable, and there is a finite amount," Legere declares in a video that accompanies the post. "And right now, AT&T and Verizon are feverishly protecting their wireless duopoly by hoarding spectrum...

CTIA Announces Super Mobility Week Keynote Speakers

June 11, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The news comes as CTIA begins preparations for its second annual Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas. 

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. 

Workers Allege Verizon Abandoning Copper Landlines

June 10, 2015 9:37 am | by Ben Munson, CED | News | Comments

The CWA says Verizon isn’t making necessary repairs and instead is pushing customers in parts of New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. toward...

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.

Tuesdays with Roger: Who Needs the 600 MHz Auction Spectrum Reserve?

June 9, 2015 10:13 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

Although the FCC has yet to make an official announcement, reports suggest the Commission is leaning toward...                          

HP Pays $100 Million To Settle Case Tied to Autonomy Deal

June 9, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated acquisition of software maker Autonomy will cost another $100 million, as the personal computer and printer maker prepares to ...

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.

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