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AT&T, others say new submarine reporting rules 'flawed,' lack real analysis

The FCC approved rules that require submarine cable operators to report significant outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable. But AT&T and others say the measure is flawed.

Net neutrality advocates target zero-rated offerings from Verizon, T-Mobile, others

Net neutrality advocates delivered 100,000 letters to the FCC from internet users urging the commission to clamp down on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Comcast for offering zero-rated data services.

NYU Wireless' Rappaport encouraged by US policy on 5G spectrum

One of the biggest proponents for unleashing millimeter wave spectrum in the U.S. said this week that he's encouraged by what the FCC is doing – in fact, it's exceeding even his expectations.

Windstream asks to discontinue legacy telephone services due to low demand, joining AT&T, Verizon

Windstream is looking to weed out more legacy services from its portfolio by asking the FCC for permission to discontinue a host of operator assisted services across its ILEC and CLEC territories.

FCC's Wheeler may bow to pressure, could change 'Unlock the Box' set-top proposal

There appear to be growing cracks in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's "Unlock the Box" proposal, such that he may consider changes to the effort following growing support for the alternative "Ditch the Box" effort backed by AT&T, Comcast and others.

Facebook pushes for more sharing- not less- in millimeter wave spectrum

As the FCC prepares to vote on millimeter wave spectrum proposals next month, Facebook is urging the commission to adopt a use-it-or-share-it license approach and open up access to more unlicensed spectrum in millimeter wave bands, particularly the 64-71 GHz band.

ACA says satellite, cable providers should pay equal regulatory fees

The American Cable Association is calling on the FCC to make satellite providers like Dish Network and DirecTV pay the same amount in regulatory fees as other MVPDs.

NTIA: 'Significant' progress made in reaching 500 MHz goal by 2020

Just how is the government doing in the Obama Administration's goal to identify and make available 500 megahertz of spectrum for commercial wireless broadband use by 2020? According to a National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) report, (i.e., the government), it's made significant progress.

Google throws support behind alternative set-top proposal

Google is showing support for a pay-TV group's recently proposed alternative to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal.

Google says pay-TV's set-top proposal alternative is a 'constructive effort'

Google appears to be showing some support for a pay-TV group's recently proposed alternative to FCC Chairman's "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal.