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FairPoint extends broadband reach to 10 additional Vermont towns

FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with its northern New England broadband expansion plan by extending broadband service to 890 homes and businesses in 10 towns in its Vermont territory.

Sprint: 800 MHz rebanding project nearing completion

Sprint told the FCC that its rebanding efforts in the 800 MHz band are nearing completion, according to a filing the carrier made with the commission. The declaration comes nearly a decade after the FCC ordered the rebanding of the 800 MHz band to alleviate interference to public-safety licensees in 800 MHz band caused by commercial cellular licensees.

FCC passes online clip captioning requirement

In a unanimous vote, the FCC approved new rules that require online video clips to be captioned. The measure extends a 2012 captioning requirement that applied to long-form videos posted online, such as television shows and movies.

Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson partner on field trials of 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing

Verizon is joining chipmaker Qualcomm and infrastructure vendor Ericsson on field trials of spectrum-sharing technology in the 3550-3650 MHz band at multiple locations.

FCC, NTIA eye creation of model city for dynamic spectrum-sharing tests

The FCC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are jointly soliciting comments regarding plans to set up a public-private partnership aimed at creating an urban test city where dynamic spectrum sharing could be demonstrated and evaluated.

FCC data shows 9 out 10 911 calls from cell phones in D.C. did not have accurate location info

New FCC data shows that around nine out of ten wireless 911 calls made in Washington, D.C., in the first half of 2013 were delivered without the most precise location information needed for dispatchers and first responders to find callers.

AT&T: T-Mobile's petition would 'eviscerate' FCC's data roaming rules

AT&T Mobility fired back at T-Mobile in the companies' ongoing debate over the FCC's data roaming rules. AT&T argues that T-Mobile's recent data roaming petition "would effectively eviscerate that FCC decision and run afoul of the D.C. Circuit case which upheld it," in the words of one AT&T executive.

FCC approves $2B E-Rate changes aimed at improving broadband and Wi-Fi for schools, libraries

The FCC voted to move forward on a proposal that is intended to modernize the subsidy program that supports Internet access for public schools and libraries, commonly known as E-Rate. The changes will drive $2 billion toward the effort, including funding for Wi-Fi in schools. The agency also established a budget for rural broadband experiments.

FCC starts 180-day clock on Comcast-TWC merger review

After nearly five months of sturm und drang in the run-up to the regulatory approval process, the FCC has finally started the 180-day clock on vetting the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

AT&T, T-Mobile to swap PCS and AWS spectrum, including some of Cricket's former airwaves

AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US are proposing a swap of PCS and AWS spectrum across parts of 10 states. In some cases, AT&T is divesting spectrum it acquired from Cricket provider Leap Wireless in March.