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NYU Wireless says U.S. falling behind in 5G, presses FCC to act now on mmWave spectrum

While other parts of the world are making strides in 5G research and development, the United States should look to millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to make sure the U.S. is not left behind--and it's got to act fast. That's the summation of a more than 50-page filing that NYU Wireless submitted to the FCC.

Obama wants the FCC to support local broadband

President Barack Obama will focus on how to overturn anti-municipal broadband laws as a key topic when he visits Cedar Falls, Iowa, a town that has built a successful fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network that delivers 1 Gbps service to consumers and business customers.

As Comcast-TWC merger shot clock restarts, opposition forces further coalesce

After pausing on Dec. 22 to vet a pile of delinquent documents, the FCC has resumed the shot clock on its review of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

NCTA to FCC: Google can already attach to utility poles without Title II

The NCTA has told the FCC that Google doesn't need help from Title II enactment in order to have access to infrastructure controlled by utilities.

Dish could eventually generate $10B per year from wholesaling its spectrum, analysts say

Dish Network could become a wholesale wireless capacity provider, perhaps in partnership with Sprint, and its spectrum could well be worth more in that scenario than it would be if Dish sold the airwaves, according to a new report from financial analysts. Such an arrangement could eventually net Dish around $10 billion in revenue per year, according to the analysts.

FCC issues violation notice to Nike for faulty DAS network card

Citing a faulty UHF amplifier card in its corporate distributed antenna system (DAS) network, the FCC's Enforcement Bureau issued a Notice of Violation to Nike.

AT&T may be fined by FCC over throttling practices

AT&T Mobility could be fined by the FCC over its throttling practices, according to a court filing.

CTIA comes out swinging against Title II net neutrality approach for wireless

CTIA is stepping up its opposition to the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules for mobile broadband after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated this week that he favored reclassifying broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

Democrats take on Republicans with proposed net neutrality bill

A group of Democratic leaders have incited a new political debate over what direction net neutrality should take by reintroducing a bill that would put a ban on paid prioritization agreements between content providers like Netflix and ISPs like AT&T and Verizon.

FCC's Wheeler says 25/3 Mbps should define broadband

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is once again looking to change the status quo of U.S. broadband by proposing to raise the current definition of broadband from 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream.