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It's small ISP vs. Santa Fe in standoff over unauthorized tower build

NMSurf, a wireless ISP covering about 500,000 homes in New Mexico, is currently at odds with Santa Fe over building a communications tower without a proper permit from the city.

FCC steps into Dish-Tribune fray

The FCC has asked executives for Dish Network and Tribune Media to file reports outlining their respective positions in a five-week broadcast retransmission battle that has seen 42 Tribune stations in 33 markets blacked out on the satellite TV operator's service.

Amazon says pay-TV's app-based set-top alternative 'does not address security concerns'

Amazon executives met with FCC officials last week to discuss the pay-TV industry's alternative proposal to the agency's "Unlock the Box" NPRM.

5G: US is off to the races

While the ink is still drying on the FCC's 278-page order on Spectrum Frontiers, it's worth taking special note of this moment in time – one that has been compared to the magnitude of releasing the 1900 MHz PCS band spectrum in the 1990s.

Qualcomm: We're working at a feverish pace to develop 5G tech

Prior to last week's unanimous FCC vote to open up vast amounts of millimeter wave spectrum for 5G, Qualcomm had all kinds of suggestions for how it should be implemented. But the day after the historic vote, it was more interested in savoring the moment.

House Minority Whip urges Wheeler to consider 'Ditch the Box' alternative

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland.) has joined the chorus of Congressional lawmakers asking FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to step back from his proposal to overhaul the leased pay-TV set-top business.

ViaSat says it will continue working with FCC, mobile stakeholders on 28 GHz

ViaSat, which had argued for greater satellite protections prior to the FCC's unanimous passage of the historic Spectrum Frontiers order last week, said it believes the order provides an approach that gives satellite operators the ability to operate and expand alongside terrestrial wireless networks.

Broadcom: LTE-U program proceeding faster than typical Wi-Fi Alliance plan

While the Wi-Fi Alliance has taken plenty of heat for not moving fast enough on the LTE-U/Wi-Fi Coexistence Test Plan, Broadcom is reminding FCC staff that indeed, the program is proceeding at a faster pace than the typical Wi-Fi Alliance program.

Rama, Sinclair not on final list of bidders for 600 MHz spectrum auction

The spectrum auction that some have hoped might change the landscape of the U.S. wireless industry may not be all that disruptive after all.

Sprint to triumph in FCC's 'fundamentally wrong' special access BDS proceeding, think tank says

A free-market think tank argues that Sprint and other smaller players will gain an unfair advantage if the FCC enacts its proposed rules on the special access market.