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FCC's latest proposal for 3.5 GHz band includes auctioned licenses

As expected, the FCC issued updated proposals regarding a three-tiered access and spectrum-sharing model for the 3.5 GHz band, with a flexible approach now being proposed for the priority access tier that could include auctioned licenses under certain conditions.

Rumor: FCC preparing to set aside channel 37, other 600 MHz spectrum for unlicensed use

The FCC is reportedly prepared to set aside channel 37 as well as other spectrum located throughout the 600 MHz band for unlicensed wireless broadband use.

AT&T warns it might skip 600 MHz incentive auction due to FCC's proposed restrictions

AT&T warned that it would have to "reevaluate" whether it would participate in the FCC's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum if the FCC places restrictions on how much spectrum it could purchase.

Report: FCC's planned incentive auction rules would set aside spectrum for smaller carriers

The FCC is contemplating a plan that would reserve for smaller carriers a chunk of the spectrum to be auctioned in next year's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to a  Re/code  report.

Frontier says E-rate funding should not fund middle-mile overbuilds

Frontier Communications is ready to serve rural school districts with its own last mile services but says the FCC should not extend funding to other competitors to overbuild where they already provide service.

Fla. telephone company owners accused of bilking $32M out of Lifeline program

Three telephone company owners who supplied phone service to low-income consumers have been accused of defrauding the federal Lifeline program of more than $32 million, reports the  Tampa Bay Times.

Qualcomm joins Mimosa, others in pushing FCC to open 10 GHz for mobile broadband

Qualcomm added its voice to a growing chorus of companies and individuals urging the FCC to open the 10 GHz- 10.5 GHz band for wireless communications. Further, Qualcomm urged the FCC to use Authorized Shared Access technology to allow the spectrum to be shared with licensed mobile operations when and where incumbents are not operating.

COMPTEL, Level 3, tw telecom say FCC should not approve AT&T's IP experiments

COMPTEL and a group of competitive service providers, including Level 3 and tw telecom, have asked the FCC to not approve AT&T's proposed  TDM-to-IP trials  in Alabama and Florida until the telco makes a number of "significant modifications" to its plan.

400K sign consumer-group petition opposing Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Consumer-interest groups Common Cause, Consumers Union, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Free Press and Working Families have gathered 400,000 signatures on a petition opposing Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. The organizations said the petition will be presented to the FCC and Department of Justice as those organizations review the proposed deal.

Wooing TV broadcasters is FCC's next big job for 600 MHz incentive auction

The FCC is poised to release in May its rules for the incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. However, that will just be the beginning of the FCC's work: After releasing the rules, the agency will need to convince TV broadcasters to participate in the auction by first relinquishing their spectrum.