The FCC wants to charge satellite operators DirecTV and Dish Network a per-subscriber regulatory fee, just as it does for cable and IPTV companies.
President Obama said he will renominate FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to another term. The Democratic commissioner initially joined the commission in 2011.
AT&T is on the hunt for more 700 MHz spectrum to fill coverage gaps in its footprint, a reminder that even though the carrier claims to have largely finished its LTE buildout it still plans to purchase additional spectrum to add coverage and capacity to its network.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the commission's decision over whether or not to grant a $3.3 billion discount related to the AWS-3 auction to two "designated entities" affiliated with Dish Network will not derail the upcoming incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV airwaves that is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2016.
The FCC has asked broadband ISPs to put more provisions in place to protect customers' privacy, signaling how it may enforce its new Open Internet Order that will officially go into effect on June 12.
Comcast is the latest service provider to sign an interconnection agreement with Internet transit provider Level 3 Communications ahead of the FCC's net neutrality rules that will go into effect next month.
Google supports the idea of the FCC authorizing resources for the study of broadband delivered from high-altitude platform stations (HAPS), which are 20 to 50 kilometers above ground.
Positive train control (PTC) technology has been the focus of attention--and finger pointing--ever since the May 12 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight passengers.
Globalstar, which has been lobbying the FCC for the ability to use terrestrial low power service (TLPS), got a boost in the form of a letter in support of its proposal from a partner of Ignition Partners, an early stage venture capital firm whose founders include cellular industry pioneer Steve Hooper.
A federal judge has refused to approve a proposed $50 million settlement between Sprint and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over charges related to the carrier's unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services--unless the carrier and the agency offer additional details about the agreement.