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Verizon tells FCC to address blocking and paid prioritization without Title II reclassification

Verizon has launched its latest salvo in the net neutrality debate, saying that the FCC has enough authority to enforce paid prioritization, blocking and throttling today without having to reclassify service providers under Title II regulation.

CenturyLink, Windstream say FCC's CAF-II timeline is too restrictive

CenturyLink and Windstream are prime candidates for FCC's Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF-II) since both telcos serve a large swatch of Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, but both telcos are concerned that the timeline to meet the 10/1 Mbps requirement is not realistic.

AWS-3 auction inches on, with bids passing $43.7B

The FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction is crawling along toward its conclusion, with total provisional winning bids now topping $43.7 billion. There are also signs that the auction will end shortly.

FCC tentatively sets price of $1.25 per MHz-POP on 600 MHz spectrum for 'reserved' bidding to start in incentive auction

The FCC voted 3-2 on Thursday to seek comment on specific and detailed rules for how the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum will be conducted. Notably, the preliminary rules set a benchmark of $1.25 per MHz-POP in the largest markets before wireless carriers can start bidding on the "reserved" spectrum that will be set aside for smaller carriers.

FCC raises E-rate subsidies to pay for extended education technology program

Consumers and businesses will pay on average $1.90 a year more in telephone taxes to subsidize an expansion and modernization of the FCC's E-rate program to support education technology.

FCC sets 10 Mbps as new rural broadband starting point

Wireline companies wanting to tap into Connect America funding will have to deliver broadband speeds of at least 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream, the FCC has ruled.

Netflix to FCC's Pai: Open Connect is not a 'fast lane'

Netflix responded to an open letter sent to it last week by Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, who accused the SVOD provider's private content delivery network of being an Internet "fast lane" that harms competition.

Cisco, Intel, Qualcomm and others voice opposition to using Title II for net neutrality

Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, Nokia Networks and Qualcomm are among a group of network equipment and technology companies that are urging the FCC not to reclassify broadband as a Title II common-carrier service as part the agency's effort to institute new net neutrality rules.

FCC majority votes to label linear OTT operators as MVPDs, report says

The three Democratic FCC commissioners have voted to approve a proposal that would give OTT-based providers of linear programming the MVPD status they need to license programming.

Rumor mill: FCC majority votes to approve OTT reclassification

The industry may be closer to reclassifying some OTT services as MVPDs than originally thought. According to unnamed sources, a majority of FCC commissioners have voted to approve the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking circulated a few weeks ago by Chairman Tom Wheeler.