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Dish fights back against AT&T, T-Mobile in advance of 600 MHz incentive auction

Dish Network told the FCC that efforts by AT&T and T-Mobile to make it and its partners pay more to participate in the upcoming 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum auction are misguided.

Raytheon seeks temporary license to test W-band technology in California

U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Missile Systems wants a special temporary authorization (STA) from the FCC so that it can test a new broadband technology and see if it meets both the demands of a U.S. Department of Defense customer and the commercial marketplace.

AT&T takes its 5G road show to the FCC

Make no mistake: AT&T certainly is thinking about 5G, even if its executives are urging the industry not to get too far ahead of itself before standards are written. AT&T representatives recently met with FCC officials to discuss 5G.

AT&T says FCC is not following its own 25 Mbps broadband definition

AT&T has criticized the FCC's new Broadband Progress report, noting that the agency is not following its own re-definition of broadband, which is set at a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps.

AT&T's Cicconi: FCC's broadband report ignores its own definition

AT&T is taking a swipe at the FCC's draft 2016 Broadband Progress report, saying the regulator is not following its own broadband definition of 25 Mbps.

Incompas to FCC: Copper retirement rules need to be harmonized

Competitive telecom industry association Incompas agrees with TelePacific's observation that the FCC needs to bring harmony to its rules related to copper retirement and service discontinuance.

T-Mobile's Legere slams 'jerks' who question Binge On policies

T-Mobile CEO John Legere fired back at critics of Binge On, calling them "jerks" who may be using the hot-button net neutrality issue to garner headlines for themselves.

U.S. Cellular CEO: We don't need to participate in 600 MHz auction

Top U.S. Cellular executives said that the company currently has enough spectrum and resources to meet its customers' demands for mobile connections. However, company executives said at an investor event that the company might purchase some spectrum in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' 600 MHz spectrum.

Frontier finds fewer eligible targets for CAF-II buildouts than predicted

As Frontier Communications moves forward with building out broadband service into hard-to-reach rural areas leveraging funds from the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), the service provider is finding discrepancies in the amount of eligible targets in seven of the states where it accepted funding.

FCC pauses review process on Charter-Time Warner Cable deals

Charter Communications will have to wait a bit longer to complete its acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks as the FCC has paused its "shot clock" on a six-month review of these deals.