As the FCC moves forward with its review of special access rates that incumbent telcos charge to CLECs, the U.S. Small Business Administration has asked the regulator in a letter to consider the impact such transitions have on small businesses.
The FCC reached a settlement with América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, which will force TracFone to unlock its customers' handsets.
T-Mobile US likely has lost the fight over the size of the spectrum reserve in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. But the carrier is now proposing the FCC change a rule on when bidding for that reserve will kick in.Meanwhile, AT&T is concerned that carrier that bid on the reserved spectrum will manipulate bidding.
AT&T may have asked for another extension to complete its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, but when it ultimately does complete the deal it plans to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises service to 11.7 million customer locations.
Global Tel Link has issued new rates and fees for inmate calling in Alabama that they say are in compliance with the state Public Service Commission's requirements, despite being exempt from making the changes due to a pending lawsuit.
LightSquared is serving notice to the GPS industry, its longtime nemesis: participate in new tests on interference between LightSquared's spectrum and GPS receivers or waive your right to complain, according to a lawyer representing LightSquared.
Two vastly different narratives on the state of competition in the U.S. wireless market emerge from various filings carriers and trade associations made with the FCC as it prepares its latest annual competition report. On the one hand, AT&T Mobility argues "competition has gone into overdrive." On the other, the Competitive Carriers Association wants the FCC to find that the industry is not effectively competitive, and take steps to remedy the state of the industry.
Houston MSO enTouch Systems has asked the FCC to impose restrictions on the amount of program licensing fees a combined AT&T and DirecTV will be able to charge rival operators for access to regional sports networks.
Sprint quickly dropped a throttling limit on its new "All-In" data plans that limited streaming video to speeds of 600 Kbps after customers loudly complained about the policy.
AT&T and DirecTV have announced another short-term extension of their merger agreement, as the two companies enter the 14th month since they first forged their $49 billion deal.