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UPDATED: AWS-3 auction nets $16.4B in bids so far, with Dish as a wild card

The AWS-3 spectrum auction has surpassed $16.4 billion in provisional winning bids through 15 rounds, guaranteeing that the most valuable chuck of spectrum being auctioned will meet the reserve price the FCC has set.

Top cable companies support FCC's disclosure of programming deals

Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter have petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C., offering their support for the FCC's decision to disclose details about program licensing deals for the purpose of regulatory review.

FCC's Wheeler proposes increasing E-Rate program cap to $3.9 billion

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has put forth a proposal to increase the e-rate program funding cap to $3.9 billion in order to drive more fiber and Wi-Fi connections, particularly in rural and less affluent areas of the United States.

Tier 1 carriers partner with public safety groups to boost 911 location accuracy

Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint, and T-Mobile US agreed to team with the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and the National Emergency Number Association to improve the indoor location accuracy of 911 calls over the next six years.

Fortune 500 corporations quietly pushing for Title II version of net neutrality, report says

While the side pushing against stringent net neutrality has been largely defined as corporate interest fueled by cable giants like Comcast and Time Warner Cable, some pretty major corporations are quietly asking the FCC for strong Title II-themed guidelines.

AT&T: We paid $0.27/MB for roaming in 2014, more on average than T-Mobile

AT&T Mobility said it pays more for data roaming expenses on a per-megabyte basis than T-Mobile US does, and that it buys more data roaming than it sells, according to an FCC filing. The disclosures are the latest salvo in a back-and-forth battle between the carriers over data roaming rates.

CenturyLink proposes TDM-to-IP transition trial in Las Vegas

CenturyLink has asked the FCC for permission to conduct its own TDM-to-IP trials with a particular focus on business customers replacing their traditional POTS voice services with VoIP. The service provider expects the proposed trial in Las Vegas to last approximately six months in 12 wire centers.

FCC calls AT&T's bluff, asks it for more info about its fiber delay

The FCC has asked the AT&T (NYSE: T) for more information about its fiber plans, two days after Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said his company would delay rollout of FTTP services amid what appears to be a regulatory climate favoring strong net neutrality. FierceTelecom has a complete report on this latest development.

Appeals court stays FCC's plan to disclose programmers' contracts with pay-TV operators

The U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. has agreed to hear arguments from major media conglomerates that the FCC's plan to disclose their contracts with pay-TV operators could hurt their leverage in future carriage negotiations.

AWS-3 auction nets $4.7B in bids over 2 days, but analysts say prices will rise over time

The FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has yielded a little more than $4.7 billion in bids through its first seven rounds over the opening two days of the auction. However, the bidding so far has been concentrated around a few blocks of spectrum.