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Wheeler: Rural areas are falling behind the broadband curve

Despite ongoing efforts by Tier 3 ILECs to bring broadband to more of their serving territories, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says that a large amount of rural areas still can't get access to any broadband service.

Cox sues Tempe, Ariz., says city gave Google Fiber concessions

As Google Fiber (NASDAQ: GOOG) looks to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to consumers and businesses in Tempe, Ariz. it is facing a new legal fight with cable Cox Communications. In a lawsuit filed...

Altice's Cablevision deal will likely get approved, analyst says, but 'local issues will raise costs'

The $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision by Altice will likely get federal approval, New Street Research says, but meeting FCC public interest guidelines will likely drive up cost for the French telco magnet.

AT&T explains delay on iOS 9 and Wi-Fi calling

It looks like it will be up to the FCC to determine when AT&T will commercially offer Wi-Fi calling through Apple's iOS 9.

Sprint, Windstream, industry groups applaud public availability of special access data

Sprint, Windstream and a host of industry groups have come out in support of the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau's decision to make industry data gathered about special access services available for public review.

Dish's DE partners get extension from FCC to make $3.3B in payments on AWS-3 spectrum

Dish Network's designated entity (DE) partners, in which Dish holds an 85 percent economic stake, received an extension from the FCC to pay the $3.33 billion they owe for their AWS-3 spectrum licenses.

Improved submarine cable reporting rules proposed, setting stage for provider accountability

The FCC voted to approve new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable.

Verizon's McAdam: We have no near-term plans to sell the wireline business

Verizon's chief says that despite emerging rumors about the company's future, the telco has no intention of divesting any more of its wireline assets.

LightSquared reports progress on settlement talks with Deere, Trimble, but not with Garmin

LightSquared and GPS firms Trimble and Deere have made some progress on settlement talks on the litigation between them in recent weeks, but the wireless firm and Garmin are still at an impasse, suggesting that the road ahead to a détente with the GPS industry will not be an easy one for LightSquared.

Pai says FCC needs to solve the rural standalone broadband problem by 2016

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says that in order to enable rural telcos to deliver a compelling broadband-only option to consumers and businesses, the regulator needs to make changes to the USF rules regarding financial assistance to build networks that support these services.