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FCC partners with FTC on inquiry regarding mobile security updates

The FCC and the Federal Trade Commission are joining forces to look into how carriers, phone vendors and others review and release security updates for mobile devices.

Wheeler gets backing from Trent Lott on set-top proposal

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) has entered the fray surrounding the FCC's "Unlock the Box" proposal, getting the back of agency Chairman Tom Wheeler as he tries to make into law the decidedly consumerist proposal.

FCC Republican commissioners fuming over agency's latest 'Video Competition Report'

The Republican wing of the FCC released a terse statement, lashing out at a decision to not include their input in the agency's latest "Video Competition Report."

Charter gets FCC's thumbs up for TWC, Bright House acquisitions

Charter Communications' pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House cleared a big hurdle on Friday as the FCC voted to approve the multi-billion dollar mega deal that will create a consumer and business services powerhouse.

Civil rights group tout benefits of zero-rated data for low-income users

Zero-rated mobile data offerings may skirt net neutrality principles, but one civil rights group claims they're an effective way for low-income users to access broadband services.

Charter's TWC and Bright House deals get final FCC approval

The FCC issued its official approval for the merger of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

Starry makes case for spectrum sharing at 37 GHz

Starry, the startup headed by former Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia, is asking the FCC to consider its proposal for potential spectrum sharing in the 37 GHz band, building on the foundation the FCC laid for the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

Charter-TWC merger reportedly passes FCC vote; Pai votes no

Charter Communications' purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have secured the necessary three Commission votes to clear regulatory approval from the FCC, the major news services have reported.

Qualcomm gets green light to test LTE-U with T-Mobile

Qualcomm got what it asked for: permission to continue LTE-U product development testing with T-Mobile at several locations, including where T-Mobile is based in Bellevue, Washington.

Sprint's latest deployment shows femtocells are moving outside the home

Sprint's latest small cell is actually a next-generation femtocell targeted at small and medium-sized businesses rather than the residential customers that traditionally represent the femtocell market.