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T-Mobile makes case for LAA in 3.5 GHz band

T-Mobile US wants to make sure the FCC knows the benefits of using Licensed Assisted Access technology in, among others, the 3.5 GHz band, saying it's compatible with Wi-Fi and should be considered as the FCC adopts rules for the 3.5 GHz band.

Report: FCC meetings over Comcast-TWC outnumber those for AT&T-DirecTV over 4-to-1

For months, there's been a popular notion held among media analysts that the proposed merger of AT&T and DirecTV is enjoying a smooth regulatory review process largely because all of the focus is on the prospective Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal. Reuters says AT&T and DirecTV's proposed $49 billion deal is indeed getting far less scrutiny.

Report: Wheeler's net neutrality rules come under FCC inspector general investigation

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's new net neutrality rules are now facing yet another investigation by the FCC's Inspector General David Hunt, who is also looking into whether the Obama administration improperly influenced the agency's development of the net neutrality rules, according to reports.

Dish's Ergen throws support behind new LightSquared bankruptcy plan from Cerberus, Solus

The LightSquared bankruptcy saga continues. Two private equity firms, Cerberus Capital Management and Solus Alternative Asset Management, proposed a new restructuring plan for LightSquared that has garnered the support of Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen, LightSquared's largest creditor.

Wheeler: No, we didn't get 'secret instructions' from White House for Title II regs

A week after the FCC released its net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, Chairman Tom Wheeler responded to Congressional Republican claims that he was in cahoots with the Obama administration in developing the new regs.

FCC proposal would presume satellite competition in every market

FCC commissioners voted 5-0 Monday to move forward with a proposal that would end a requirement that cable operators prove they have competition from satellite operators in order to avoid rate regulation.

FCC's Wheeler: There were 'no secret instructions' from the White House to implement Title II regulation

It's been hardly a week since the FCC released its net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is now on the Congressional hot seat whether President Barack Obama drove the commission to make this new regulatory move.

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and broadcasters warn FCC about interference issues in 600 MHz auction

The FCC's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum is scheduled to start in a little under year from now, and many technical rules need to be resolved between now and then. However, wireless carriers and broadcasters seem to be unified on one key issue: They want the FCC to change its plans for dealing with "impaired" spectrum, or spectrum that will have too much interference to be used.

FCC pauses shot clock again on Comcast-TWC, AT&T-DirectTV deal reviews

For the second time, the FCC is pausing its 180-day "shot clock" for its regulatory reviews of this year's two mega mergers of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and AT&T and DirecTV.

Analysts: Sponsored data plans for wireless will survive FCC's net neutrality rules

The FCC's recently published net neutrality rules will not spell doom for wireless carriers that want to launch sponsored data plans, according to a report from analysts at Wall Street firm New Street Research.