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Verizon defends special access discounts for wholesale customers

Verizon is fighting claims that it is overcharging its wholesale customers for its TDM and IP-based special access services.

Analysts: Dish could strike a spectrum deal with Verizon or a perpetual leasing agreement

Dish Network remains in the driver's seat in terms of options for its spectrum, which could include a sale to Verizon, some kind of wholesale agreement with multiple carriers or a perpetual lease. Meanwhile, AT&T sharply criticized Dish over its "selective default" on AWS-3 spectrum licenses two of its affiliates bid on following the FCC's decision to not award those companies a 25 percent discount.

Cogent inks TWC to IP interconnection deal, thanks net neutrality

Time Warner Cable and Cogent Communications have jointly announced that they've reached an interconnection deal.

T-Mobile, AT&T agree to swap PCS, AWS-1 airwaves to create larger contiguous spectrum blocks

AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US struck a deal to swap 1900 MHz PCS and AWS-1 spectrum licenses in various markets across the country.

AT&T's Lurie: $60B from the 600 MHz incentive auction is 'unrealistic'

AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie said he does not think that next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum can possibly raise $60 billion, as some analysts have speculated it might.

Updated: Dish exec says company may participate in the FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.-- A Dish Network executive said the satellite firm may participate in the FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum auction but is still evaluating the opportunity. She also said that FCC's recent decision to deny $3.33 billion in discounts to two Dish affiliates that won spectrum in the AWS-3 auction will not impact Dish's eligibility to participate in the upcoming incentive auction.

FCC Commissioner says agency should stay out of LTE-U debate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-- FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly sided with Qualcomm and T-Mobile US in the debate over whether or not the FCC should regulate LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and related technologies.

Charter's acquisition of TWC and Bright House draw mostly positive comments

While Comcast's attempt to buy Time Warner Cable last year produced thousands of negative public comments, the input for Charter Communications' bid to purchase both TWC and Bright House Networks has so far drawn far less inflammatory reactions.

CenturyLink asks FCC to reject Birch, BT, Level 3 special access reform proposal

CenturyLink is the latest telco to join the chorus of protest against a proposal made by Birch, BT and Level 3 asking the FCC to reform special access pricing.

New bill would require FCC, NTIA to find more spectrum for wireless, both licensed and unlicensed

Lawmakers in the House are proposing legislation that would push the FCC to develop a plan to auction more government-held spectrum for commercial wireless use