Category: Spectrum

FCC looks to generate more than $10B from AWS-3 spectrum auction

FCC looks to generate more than $10B from AWS-3 spectrum auction

The Federal Communications Commission rounded out rules for the upcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction, with reserved pricing for the 65 megahertz of total spectrum up for bid set at more than $10 billion. The auction will include a total of 1,614 licenses made up of 50 megahertz of paired licensed spectrum in the 1755-1780/2155-2180 MHz bands […]

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Policy: Open Internet proceeding draws more than 1M comments

Policy: Open Internet proceeding draws more than 1M comments

The Federal Communications Commission’s ongoing Open Internet proceedings have drawn considerable interest from all sides. As of late last week, the FCC claimed it had received more than one million public comments, including those from telecom operators. The FCC had initially set a July 15 cut-off date for comments, but extended that to July 18, […]

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FCC adds ‘protection zones’ to AWS-3 spectrum auction plans

The Federal Communications Commission late last week updated rules for use of the AWS-3 spectrum that is set to be auctioned off to commercial cellular operators later this year. The updates include the establishment of “protection zones” designed to reduce interference concerns between commercial wireless services and satellite-based communications that will continue in some of […]

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FCC to fine Florida man

Policy: FCC extends comment period on Open Internet NPRM

The Federal Communications Commission this week extended the Open Internet comment filing period from July 15 to July 18, citing the impact a high number of public comments being filed was having on its systems’ ability to handle the load. “Because of high volume with the commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System, some parties are experiencing […]

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Industry Canada

Canada’s wireless competition efforts remain mixed

Canada’s attempts to reduce wireless service pricing continue to draw mixed results, with the latest news coming from a report commissioned by government regulators. The report, which was conducted by Wall Communications and is commissioned annually by Canadian regulator Industry Canada and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Industry, found that pricing for low-end, voice-only wireless […]

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Judge rejects LightSquared

Report: Harbinger files lawsuit against federal government over LightSquared investment

LightSquared is looking to gain financial compensation from the federal government over losing its ability to offer wireless communication services. According to The Wall Street Journal, Harbinger Capital Partners, which controls LightSquared, filed a lawsuit against the government for withdrawing LightSquared’s access to its spectrum license in the 1.6 GHz band. The lawsuit was filed […]

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EE 4G LTE Trial Dongle

FCC unveils $100M ‘experiment’ to expand broadband reach

The Federal Communications Commission has announced plans for an “experiment” designed to expand broadband services into rural communities. The program is set to tie in with the FCC’s Connect America Fund, with up to $100 million being set aside to fund the experiment. That funding will be separated into three groups, with $75 million set […]

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Toddler Cell Phone

Cord cutting growth slows, 41% of US homes wireless only

Wireless continues to grow as the communication device of choice for U.S. households, but that growth has begun to slow. According to the most recent National Health Interview Survey, 41% of American homes had only a wireless device during the second half of 2013, which was a 1.6-percentage point increase from the first half of […]

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Nation’s wireless leadership threatened by spectrum shortage

Nation’s wireless leadership threatened by spectrum shortage

Wireless spectrum is obviously an important element to the commercial mobile communications market, as it is the medium in which consumers can walk-and-talk unimpeded by cables. As such, the need for wireless providers to continually gain access to more spectrum in order to feed an insatiable appetite for mobile communications is a requirement for the […]

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AT&T, T-Mobile US

Policy: AT&T-DirecTV, Comcast-TWC deals receive oversight committee

The Federal Communications Commission has set up a steering committee to oversee pending deals between Comcast and Time Warner Cable and between AT&T and DirecTV. The committee will be chaired by FCC General Counsel Jonathan Sallet, with bureau chiefs on the steering committee to include Media Bureau Chief Bill Lake, International Bureau Chief Mindel de […]

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