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Report: Lease payments tanked D Block auction

A report from the FCC inspector general concluded that the requirement for lease payments of about $500 million contributed to the failure of the D-block auction. No serious bidders emerged for the

Report: Public safety partly to blame for D-block failure

A report from the FCC inspector general concluded that the requirement for lease payments of about $500 million contributed to the failure of the D-block auction. No serious bidders emerged for the

AT&T denies bandwidth throttling scenario

AT&T is denying that it throttles Internet bandwidth following a study by online video distributor Vuze that suggested several of the largest U.S. broadband service providers were doing exactly

Timeline- Sprint's Ill-fated Pivot

Sprint's Pivot has had a long history of troubles. Below is a timeline of this ill-fated joint venture between the cable companies and a wireless carrier:

Many service providers are delaying P2P

Online video distribution company Vuze has released the findings of a study showing that the eight largest broadband service providers in the U.S. all delay P2P traffic to some extent. The company

Net neutrality legislative push renewed

Democrats in the U.S. Senate are again pushing for new Net neutrality legislation, some of them saying at a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing Tuesday that the Federal

SPOTLIGHT: Pols acting to hold line on taxing talking

In 2003, cellphone users paid an average 15 percent in state and federal taxes. Today, the national average remains at 15 percent, despite the demise in 2006 of the 3 percent federal excise tax

Could the 700 MHz auction trigger spectrum caps?

Could the recently completed 700 MHz auction trigger spectrum caps--which were lifted in 2003--and other regulations on the mobile wireless industry? Last week, some in Congress lamented that

AT&T cutbacks lead to mobility gains

The layoffs that AT&T announced last week, which look to put 1.5 percent of its employees out

Congresswoman proposes free wireless broadband

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) is introducing new legislation, known as the Wireless International Nationwide for Families Act, that would direct the FCC to auction unused spectrum, the 2155 MHz to