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Senators Call for Investigation into Verizon Wireless 'Supercookies'

February 6, 2015 3:18 pm | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless...                                                                                

Regulator Really, Really Dislikes Obama’s Title II Proposal

February 6, 2015 12:47 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“For that reason, if you like dealing with the IRS, you are going to love the President’s plan,” FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said in a statement.                                                       

Plugging the Dam with Bubblegum: Why Spectrum's Not Enough

February 6, 2015 10:36 am | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Having spent a total of $18.2 billion and $10.4 billion respectively, AT&T and Verizon are likely more than a little bit nervous about their AWS-3 investments.                       

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Verizon Confirms Over $15 Billion in Sales of Wireline Assets, Towers

February 5, 2015 4:46 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon will also today begin a $5 billion share buyback program.                                                                                                  

SmartWatch: Going Once, Going Twice...Sold to Dish Network

February 5, 2015 10:59 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The FCC's AWS-3 auction got off to a fast-paced start and then an excrutiating grind to the finish line. But we made it...                                                  

Report: Verizon Near $10B Wireline Asset Sale to Frontier

February 5, 2015 10:40 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The sale is in addition to Verizon’s ongoing efforts to offload $5 billion worth of cellphone towers.                                                       

Title II Elicits Range of Reactions from Wireless Industry

February 4, 2015 4:17 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

It's no surprise that both AT&T and Verizon have promised a bitter legal fight. AT&T has already addressed two strongly worded...                                      

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....                      

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Verizon Begins Large-Scale Price Reduction of Its Shared Data Plans

February 4, 2015 11:26 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is lowering the cost on many of its More Everything...                                                                                     

Details, Details: The Truth Behind Unlimited Plans

February 4, 2015 9:50 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

As a long-time buyer of these data plans, I'm well aware that unlimited doesn't really mean unlimited. Some carriers threaten...                                                                   

Report: AT&T Selling $2 Billion in Assets

February 3, 2015 10:48 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The potential asset sales come as AT&T owes $18.2 billion for spectrum it won in the FCC’s recently concluded AWS-3 auction.                                          

Verizon Eyes Sale of Towers, Parts of Wireline Business

February 2, 2015 3:35 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon is on the verge of unloading its towers, as well as some of its wireline business in a deal that could total...                                         

UPDATE: FCC Commissioner Slams Dish Network’s AWS-3 Auction Discounts

February 2, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Monday released a scathing statement, slamming the FCC for allowing companies to abuse the Designated Entity (DE) program and...                                    

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How Networks in 2020 Will Meet the Needs of IoT

February 1, 2015 5:30 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

If the phrase “Internet of Things” is already wearing on you, just imagine what it will feel like in 2020...                                           

AT&T Will Begin Deploying Its New AWS-3 Spectrum in 2017

January 30, 2015 4:04 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T came away from the FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction as the big winner, spending $18.2 billion for what it calls a “near nationwide contiguous 10x10 MHz block.”                         

AWS-3 Auction Results Show AT&T, Verizon, Dish as Big Spenders

January 30, 2015 1:57 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T poured the most money into the auction, shelling out $18.2 billion in provisional winning bids (PWB).                                                  

Chicago Taps T-Mobile to Lead Deployment of Subway DAS

January 30, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have collectively agreed to fund the entire upgrade related to the design and construction of a next-generation...                          

Cablevision Sues Verizon Over False Wi-Fi Advertising

January 29, 2015 4:50 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“This is yet another in a long line of Verizon advertising falsehoods designed to fool the public and we are calling on the court to stop Verizon."                                                

FCC Pushes New Rules to Improve E911 Location Accuracy

January 29, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules acknowledge that wireless carriers will need to time to implement technology that will help to improve location data on "E911" calls...                                          

Study Shows Too Much Competition May Doom Carriers

January 29, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The pressured margins that both AT&T and Verizon reported in the fourth quarter may be the new normal for wireless carriers...                                       

Update: AWS-3 Auction Ends, Pulls in $44.9 Billion

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

On Thursday, the AWS-3 auction came to a close, netting total revenue just short of $44.9 billion. The FCC said it will announce results within the next few business days.                                          

Verizon Wireless Raising Activation and Upgrade Fees

January 28, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Verizon Wireless is committed to the fees remaining competitive within the wireless industry.”                                                                  

AT&T’s Stephenson: ‘This Will Be A Very Different Company’

January 27, 2015 5:53 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Stephenson was talking about the diversification of AT&T revenue stream through it’s pickup of DirectTV, as well as recent acquisition of wireless players in Mexico...                         

Verizon Reaches $5M Settlement with FCC on Rural Call Completion

January 26, 2015 3:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

This is the fourth major resolution of a rural call completion investigation. The Bureau entered into consent decrees related to rural call completion performance with...                         

T-Mobile's Legere Visits FCC To Talk Low-Band Spectrum

January 26, 2015 2:43 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to an ex parte filed with the FCC that describes Legere's meeting with Chairman Wheeler and a number of other regulators, Legere gave...                           

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