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Comcast outlines TWC plans for FCC; prepares to face harsh critic at Senate hearing

It's a busy week for the folks at Comcast as they rev up their efforts to bring Time Warner Cable into the Xfinity family.

What the Cincinnati Bell Wireless collapse means for the industry and the upcoming spectrum auctions

Cincinnati Bell, the nation's ninth-largest wireless carrier, announced that it will shut down its wireless network and sell its spectrum--essentially an acknowledgement that it cannot compete in today's wireless industry. So what does this mean for the rest of the nation's smaller regional wireless players that continue to struggle to compete with the Tier 1 wireless operators?

Frontier's AT&T Connecticut deal faces opposition from CWA union

Frontier Communications' proposed deal to acquire AT&T's  Connecticut wireline operations  is facing its first protest from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union, which says the service provider has not provided enough information to the FCC to review it.

Analyst: Sprint might pass on FCC's spectrum auctions

Now that the FCC has set a band plan for the auction of AWS-3 spectrum this fall, a complex bit of game theory is underway to see which spectrum blocks Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US will bid for.

Windstream says AT&T's IP pilot doesn't address FCC's wholesale rules

Windstream wrote in a filing with the FCC that AT&T's current proposed plan to conduct TDM-to-IP transition trials in Alabama and Florida does not take into consideration a number of the regulator's wholesale service rules. 

T-Mobile blasts AT&T's 600 MHz auction position as 'sacrificing competition'

AT&T Mobility again blasted proposals by T-Mobile US to restrict bidding in next year's incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast spectrum, arguing that they will doom the auction to failure.

Wheeler takes 'prism' view on net neutrality, retrans, process reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- During an ACA Summit session here Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler downplayed the Commission's recent decision to prohibit broadcasters from coordinating on retransmission-consent deals, calling the move to level the negotiating sessions between broadcasters and pay TV distributors "self evident."

Netflix call for net neutrality expansion rejected by FCC

There's no joy at Netflix today: The FCC rejected CEO Reed Hastings' request to regulate interconnects between the various networks that make up today's Internet. The online video provider had pushed for the expanded net neutrality rules so that it would no longer have to pay a toll to access Comcast's network.

ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox stations can't negotiate joint retrans deal

The top four TV stations in local markets can no longer team up to negotiate joint retransmission-consent deals with cable operators and satellite TV providers, the FCC said in an order released Monday.

T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and C Spire cheer FCC's AWS-3 band plan

The FCC's decision to license AWS-3 spectrum bands in more 5x5 MHz blocks than originally contemplated has generated praise from smaller carriers, though Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility are still likely going to be the major bidders in the spectrum auction scheduled for this fall.