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Verizon's former CEO and a former FCC chairman push LightSquared's case directly to FCC's Wheeler

Now that LightSquared has emerged from bankruptcy protection, it is lobbying hard to get access to spectrum to launch a wireless network. Specifically, the company is relying on big-name executives in the wireless industry to push its case directly to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

TIA's Belcher: The current Internet regulatory system isn't broken

ORLANDO, Fla.--A top executive from the Telecom Industry Association (TIA) says that the regulatory system that governs the Internet does not need to be fixed and the FCC's net neutrality rules will put a damper on new investments. Speaking during a morning panel session at Genband Perspectives 15, Scott Belcher, CEO of the TIA, said that after the FCC's previous attempt to regulate the Internet failed in 2010, service providers have made investments to improve speeds and the user experience.

North Carolina sues FCC over ability to limit municipal broadband growth

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit challenging the FCC's decision to overturn a state law that limits a municipal broadband provider's ability to extend services into new communities.

AT&T, T-Mobile urge FCC to change DE rules, while U.S. Cellular, CCA warn against drastic reforms

The battle lines are being drawn over changes to the FCC's bidding rules ahead of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. AT&T and T-Mobile US want the commission to place restrictions on its designated entity (DE) rules to guard against what they argue was Dish Network's unfair manipulation of the rules during the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction.

Dish, Cogent ask FCC to place conditions on AT&T/DirecTV deal that favor online video

With approval of the $49 billion merger of AT&T and DirecTV nearing, executives for Dish Network and Cogent Communications reportedly met with FCC officials last week and asked them to impose restrictions on the combined operation as it relates to online video.

USTelecom, CenturyLink, AT&T jointly file for stay of FCC net neutrality rules

USTelecom and its key members AT&T and CenturyLink have filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay the FCC's Open Internet order.

Verizon's EVP and strategic policy advisor Milch to retire; Silliman assumes duties

Verizon Communications' executive vice president of global public policy and communications, Randal Milch, announced he is retiring from the company later this month.

AT&T-DirecTV deal nears closure, still A-OK with regulators

Performing yet another heat check on the smooth-sailing AT&T-DirecTV merger proposal, the  Wall Street Journal  reports that regulator closure is just weeks away and that the FCC and the Justice Department still have no major issues with it.

Dish's designated entities in AWS-3 auction get knocked by NAACP, CWA and others

Petitions are rolling in to the FCC to deny a $3.3 billion discount to two designated entities that partnered with Dish Network during the AWS-3 spectrum auction.

LG Uplus demonstrates faster LTE using LTE-U

LG Uplus last week showed off its new LTE in Unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U) network, demonstrating its ability to transmit data at speeds up to 600 Mbps.