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Globalstar plan sparks flurry of meetings, calls to FCC

It's unclear when the FCC will make a decision on a proposal that would allow Globalstar to move forward with its plan to offer terrestrial low power service (TLPS), but a lot of folks this week are trying to influence the final vote.

Verizon's Silliman: Special access regulation should encourage competition for buyers, sellers

DALLAS-- Verizon took a different path from its ILEC brethren in the special access market segment when it developed a proposal with Incompas have to regulate special access services.

NAB asks FCC to open up broadcast ownership regs to fight MVPD consolidation

The NAB is imploring the FCC to revise rules governing broadcast station ownership given the current wave of MVPD consolidation.

Frontier taps FCC, PCIA staffer Saperstein to be VP of regulatory affairs

Frontier Communications has named Michael D. Saperstein, Jr. as vice president of regulatory affairs. The FCC and PCIA veteran will help shape the telco's regulatory affairs strategy as it doubles in size.

AT&T: 5G mostly about fixed wireless for next two to three years

The mobile world has been buzzing about 5G in recent months, with Verizon saying earlier this year it plans to begin  launching commercial services  as early as next year. But it's increasingly apparent that U.S. consumers won't have access to truly mobile 5G offerings for at least a few more years.

Frontier says special access changes won't impact revenue, services

Frontier Communications may be a large ILEC that has to provide special access to competitive providers, but it does not see the pending FCC review as having a large impact on how it delivers these services or its revenue base.

T-Mobile: Extending 600 MHz repacking schedule 'would impose grave harm on consumers'

T-Mobile once again urged the FCC to stick with its 39-month repacking timeframe following the incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, saying any delay "would impose grave harm on consumers."

FCC seeks comment on spectrum sharing techniques in the 5.9 GHz band

In an issue that drew bipartisan support, the FCC released its public notice inviting parties to update and refresh the record when it comes to proposed sharing solutions between Wi-Fi and Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) operations in the 5.9 GHz band.

Level 3 says business, wholesale voice providers should be able to design privacy solutions

Level 3 Communications says that if the FCC moves to place privacy regulations on wholesale and enterprise voice, the regulator should update the current regulations because the needs of this segment differ from consumer voice services.

NYT says FCC proposal threatens to replace one set of powerful gatekeepers with a new one: Google

In a New York Times op-ed, antitrust lawyer Jonathan Kanter lauds the basic premise of the FCC's controversial "Unlock the Box" NPRM on pay-TV set-tops. But he warns that in developing the proposal, the agency has hooked its wagon to Google, a giant company that could potentially wreak far more havoc than just charging customers too much for cable boxes.