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Updated: Dish exec says company may participate in the FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.-- A Dish Network executive said the satellite firm may participate in the FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum auction but is still evaluating the opportunity. She also said that FCC's recent decision to deny $3.33 billion in discounts to two Dish affiliates that won spectrum in the AWS-3 auction will not impact Dish's eligibility to participate in the upcoming incentive auction.

FCC Commissioner says agency should stay out of LTE-U debate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-- FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly sided with Qualcomm and T-Mobile US in the debate over whether or not the FCC should regulate LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and related technologies.

Charter's acquisition of TWC and Bright House draw mostly positive comments

While Comcast's attempt to buy Time Warner Cable last year produced thousands of negative public comments, the input for Charter Communications' bid to purchase both TWC and Bright House Networks has so far drawn far less inflammatory reactions.

CenturyLink asks FCC to reject Birch, BT, Level 3 special access reform proposal

CenturyLink is the latest telco to join the chorus of protest against a proposal made by Birch, BT and Level 3 asking the FCC to reform special access pricing.

New bill would require FCC, NTIA to find more spectrum for wireless, both licensed and unlicensed

Lawmakers in the House are proposing legislation that would push the FCC to develop a plan to auction more government-held spectrum for commercial wireless use

Sen. Schumer tells FCC to leave 'exclusivity' rules alone amid retrans reform

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) fired off a letter to FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler, arguing that the agency not move forward with a vote to end broadcast exclusivity rules as it embarks on a wider reform of retransmission licensing.

DSTAC, CableCard, pay-TV apps challenge cable's stronghold on the set-top market

A group of new technologies and services, including DSTAC, CableCard and pay-TV apps are set to challenge the cable industry's long-standing hold on the $20 billion set-top box market.

AT&T turned on 700 MHz interoperability feature in network, is selling Band 12-capable devices

AT&T Mobility said it continues to work with several smaller carriers, likely including T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular, to create roaming between different 700 MHz band classes but is still encountering some hurdles. Nevertheless, in delivering a progress report on its 700 MHz interoperability efforts to the FCC, AT&T noted that it has turned on the feature in its network that lets its network operate simultaneously in both Band 12 and Band 17 and support devices in both band classes.

Verizon applauds FCC chairman's move to 5G spectrum

Verizon is giving its support to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's decision to circulate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes a framework for flexible spectrum use rules for bands above 24 GHz.

NTCA, COMPTEL want FCC to improve Lifeline verification process

COMPTEL and NTCA said in separate FCC filings that the regulator should work to alleviate service providers from the burden of having to verify Lifeline service recipients.