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Wilson Electronics buys cell-signal booster rival zBoost as booster certifications roll in

Wilson Electronics bought smaller rival zBoost, consolidating the niche market for cell-signal boosters. The deal comes as the FCC is certifying new boosters from Wilson and its competitors under stricter rules for the devices.

$1.9M fine possible for alleged EAS violations by Viacom, NBCU, ESPN

The FCC is proposing $1.9 million in fines against Viacom, NBCUniversal and ESPN for allegedly running commercials that used sounds similar to those used in its Emergency Alert System tones.

TDS wraps stimulus projects in Wisconsin, brings service to 800 customers

TDS Telecom is putting broadband service into the hands of another 850 residential and business customers by completing a stimulus project around Monroe, Browntown, South Wayne and Woodford, Wis.

Special access, end of PSTN no secret to wireline marketplace

Despite reports that special access is somehow a secret monopoly, today's reality is that the business market served by special access services is robustly competitive--and many Americans (including businesses) have already abandoned it.

FairPoint completes N.H. broadband expansion effort, reaches 95% of access lines

FairPoint Communications met another milestone in its northern New England broadband expansion effort, reaching its goal to increase broadband access to 95 of its access lines in New Hampshire.

Battelle campaigning to open up spectrum above 100 GHz

Battelle announced that the FCC is seeking public comment on the company's petition to adopt new service rules that will open up fallow spectrum at 102-109.5 GHz.

Comcast preps Internet Essentials progress report

Comcast said it plans to release a progress report on March 4 for its Internet Essentials program, the $9.95 monthly Internet tier that it offers to low-income homes within its footprint.

AT&T to conduct TDM-to-IP transition tests in Alabama, Florida

AT&T is targeting Alabama and Florida as the first two areas where it will conduct tests on all-IP services as part of its broader initiative to shut down its copper and TDM-based network in 2020.

H Block auction ends at $1.564B, with Dish Network as likely winner

The auction of the 1900 MHz PCS H Block officially ended Thursday afternoon, with total bids of $1.564 billion, exactly the reserve price. Although it is not yet official, Dish Network is likely going to be the winner of the airwaves.

CenturyLink's CAF-I broadband project to bring 40 Mbps to rural Roanoke Valley, N.C., customers

CenturyLink is giving customers in North Carolina's Halifax and Northampton counties up to 40 Mbps of broadband bandwidth thanks to an FCC Federal Communications Connect America Fund (CAF) grant.