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AT&T: VoLTE needed to support voice roaming with CDMA carriers in 700 MHz band

AT&T Mobility said it will need to wait until it deploys Voice over LTE nationwide to support CDMA voice roaming on its 700 MHz spectrum.

MVPD business shrinks as OTA usage increases, FCC report finds

Pay-TV operators saw subscribing households in the U.S. drop from 101 million to 100.9 million between year-end 2012 and year-end 2013, a new FCC report says.

With Globalstar proceeding, saying 'it's complicated' is an understatement

Globalstar says that demonstrations performed at the FCC's Technology Experience Center confirm that terrestrial low power service is a good neighbor to Wi-Fi operations and Bluetooth. Bluetooth Special Interest Group disputes that, but Globalstar continues to urge the commission to expeditiously approve its TLPS proposal. What gives? 

AT&T supports NAB petition calling for better white space database management

AT&T is throwing its support behind an emergency petition filed by the National Association of Broadcasters calling for better management of the nation's TV white space spectrum.

FCC sends net neutrality rules to Federal Register, sets stage for telco, industry challenges

The FCC has sent its net neutrality rules to the Federal Register, moving the new regulations into practice and setting the stage for a slew of legal challenges from a host of telcos and industry associations.

Globalstar investors call for swift FCC TLPS approval

Some long-term investors in Globalstar are asking the FCC to make a decision on its proceeding based on the facts before it and not the filings of short-sellers, like Gerst Capital and Kerrisdale Capital, that would profit from an FCC rejection of the Globalstar petition.

Verizon's 'managed services' plan for video streaming could violate net neutrality rules

Verizon is aggressively moving forward with a streaming pay-TV service targeted to younger mobile video enthusiasts. This service will leverage the wireless giant's 4G cellular network, and Verizon will have to remove data caps from what it classifies as a "managed service" in order for its customers to use the offering.

Rumor mill: Comcast tells FCC it shouldn't have to sell NBCU programming to rival OTT services

In a closed-door hearing, Comcast executives reportedly told FCC officials that it should not be forced to sell NBCUniversal programming to the OTT services of rivals beyond 2018.

Verizon's McAdam: Lawmakers need to set new public communications policies

Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam has told leaders of the House and Senate Commerce committees that Republicans and Democrats need to join together to revamp what he says are "outdated and broken" telecom laws and regulatory processes.

Verizon's McAdam urges Congress to take hard line on spectrum bidding credits, curb FCC's net neutrality rules

Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam wants Congress to take a tougher stance on rules governing bidding in spectrum auctions, and called out Dish Network in particular for its bidding strategy in the AWS-3 auction. In a letter to key lawmakers, McAdam also urged Congress to be more proactive in regulating telecommunications, curb the FCC's recently approved net neutrality rules and rewrite and update the Telecommunications Act.