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NAB offers compromise on duplex guard band plan

It looks as though unlikely allies have their limits. Earlier this month, a diverse coalition of broadcasters and unlicensed spectrum advocates rallied to get the FCC to reject a staff recommendation on a "duplex gap" plan related to next year's incentive auction. Now the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), while saying it still prefers the compromise worked out more than a year ago, is suggesting another compromise--one that unlicensed spectrum advocates are not so keen on.

LightSquared, Trimble to seek settlement over GPS interference disputes

In what could be the sign of a turning point in a multi-year saga, LightSquared and GPS device firm Trimble indicated that they are willing to engage in settlement discussions to resolve disputes over whether and how LightSquared's spectrum interferes with GPS receivers.

AT&T-DirecTV deal gets nod from Wheeler, with conditions to expand FTTH, interconnection

AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV may have gotten the green light from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, but in giving his support he has asked the telco to stick to its word on its FTTH expansion and not discriminate against online video competitors like Netflix whose applications run over its broadband network.

AT&T-DirecTV deal gets approval from FCC's Wheeler, with conditions

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recommended that the five-member agency approve AT&T's $49 billion purchase of DirecTV, clearing the penultimate regulatory hurdle for the deal, first proposed in May 2014, to finally be approved.

FCC poised to approve AT&T-DirecTV deal, create top pay-TV service in the U.S.

The FCC is set to announce that it has signed off on AT&T's $49 billion purchase of DirecTV, ending a 14-month regulatory process.

Frontier continues to expand broadband in former AT&T, Verizon territories

Frontier Communications said in an FCC filing that it is on track with the broadband expansions it promised to make when it purchased Verizon's rural assets in 2010 and AT&T's Connecticut wireline assets in 2014.

White House summit focuses on boosting technical training for the wireless industry

More than 60 wireless officials attended a summit at the White House last week to discuss the need to provide more technical training for workers in the wireless industry. The summit focused on two areas: improving wireless workforce training and attracting more military veterans to the industry.

CTIA: It takes 13 years, on average, to reallocate spectrum for carriers

According to a new white paper produced by CTIA, on average it takes 13 years to reallocate spectrum for commercial wireless use. 

AT&T wins IP-based 911 contract with State of Kansas

AT&T was awarded a contract to deploy a new next-gen 911 system for the State of Kansas from the state's 911 Coordinating Council.

Windstream amps up special access chorus against AT&T, other ILECs

Windstream continues to assert that AT&T's plea to the FCC to block an interim plan to provide equivalently-priced IP-based last mile wholesale services, if heeded, will result in a lack of service provider choices for small to medium businesses.