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Qualcomm gets permission to test LTE-U at two Verizon sites

The FCC granted a special temporary authority (STA) to Qualcomm Technologies to conduct "very small scale performance evaluation" tests of LTE-U equipment at two Verizon sites in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Raleigh, N.C.

Facebook says it has 'no plans' to provide connectivity solutions in the U.S., supports high-band spectrum plan

While weighing in on the FCC's proposal to allocate more higher-band spectrum for mobile services, Facebook said it has "no plans" to provide connectivity solutions in the United States, but given its mission to make the world a more connected place, it's throwing its support behind the commission's plans to make more spectrum available.

Apple urges FCC to spike rules for universal compliance with hearing aids

Apple is urging the FCC not to adopt rules that would require universal compatibility between hearing aids and wireless devices and technologies.

Google tells FCC its balloon-based wireless tests in the E-band are safe

Google filed documents with the FCC this week claiming that its planned tests of a balloon-based wireless communications system pose no health or environmental risks and won't interfere with other users in the E-band.

Google is testing new 'AllVid-style TV set-top' in cahoots with FCC, new pay-TV coalition says

The new coalition of pay-TV companies banded together to fight a new FCC set-top proposal says Google is showing off a new set-top based on the agency's new rules.

CenturyLink, ILEC industry groups say FCC's broadband definition is a moving target

CenturyLink and ILEC industry trade groups wasted no time in speaking out against the FCC's new 2016 broadband progress report, saying that it does not take into account the amount of money service providers are spending to extend broadband services to more communities.

Wheeler: Set-top proposal is not AllVid

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler fired back at vocal critics in the pay-TV industry who criticized his proposal to open cable and satellite TV services to third-party set-tops sold at retail.

Net neutrality expert to FCC: T-Mobile's Binge On is 'likely illegal'

A Stanford law professor and net neutrality expert filed a report with the FCC claiming T-Mobile's Binge On "harms competition, innovation and free speech" and is likely illegal.

Pay-TV biz lashes out at 'obscure' FCC set-top proposal

Unhappy with what they see as an "obscure" proposal from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that sounds an awful lot like the "AllVid" scheme they've been stridently resisting for months, the pay-TV industry united Wednesday in a rhetorical show of strength.

Union-backed consumer group files complaint against T-Mobile

T-Mobile US is once again coming under fire from Change to Win Retail Initiatives, which describes itself as a "retail and labor watchdog." And once again, Change to Win's motives aren't crystal clear.