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With Globalstar proceeding, saying 'it's complicated' is an understatement

Globalstar says that demonstrations performed at the FCC's Technology Experience Center confirm that terrestrial low power service is a good neighbor to Wi-Fi operations and Bluetooth. Bluetooth Special Interest Group disputes that, but Globalstar continues to urge the commission to expeditiously approve its TLPS proposal. What gives? 

AT&T supports NAB petition calling for better white space database management

AT&T is throwing its support behind an emergency petition filed by the National Association of Broadcasters calling for better management of the nation's TV white space spectrum.

FCC sends net neutrality rules to Federal Register, sets stage for telco, industry challenges

The FCC has sent its net neutrality rules to the Federal Register, moving the new regulations into practice and setting the stage for a slew of legal challenges from a host of telcos and industry associations.

Globalstar investors call for swift FCC TLPS approval

Some long-term investors in Globalstar are asking the FCC to make a decision on its proceeding based on the facts before it and not the filings of short-sellers, like Gerst Capital and Kerrisdale Capital, that would profit from an FCC rejection of the Globalstar petition.

Verizon's 'managed services' plan for video streaming could violate net neutrality rules

Verizon is aggressively moving forward with a streaming pay-TV service targeted to younger mobile video enthusiasts. This service will leverage the wireless giant's 4G cellular network, and Verizon will have to remove data caps from what it classifies as a "managed service" in order for its customers to use the offering.

Rumor mill: Comcast tells FCC it shouldn't have to sell NBCU programming to rival OTT services

In a closed-door hearing, Comcast executives reportedly told FCC officials that it should not be forced to sell NBCUniversal programming to the OTT services of rivals beyond 2018.

Verizon's McAdam: Lawmakers need to set new public communications policies

Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam has told leaders of the House and Senate Commerce committees that Republicans and Democrats need to join together to revamp what he says are "outdated and broken" telecom laws and regulatory processes.

Verizon's McAdam urges Congress to take hard line on spectrum bidding credits, curb FCC's net neutrality rules

Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam wants Congress to take a tougher stance on rules governing bidding in spectrum auctions, and called out Dish Network in particular for its bidding strategy in the AWS-3 auction. In a letter to key lawmakers, McAdam also urged Congress to be more proactive in regulating telecommunications, curb the FCC's recently approved net neutrality rules and rewrite and update the Telecommunications Act.

FCC moves closer to adopting new 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing rules

The FCC has promised to make more spectrum available for wireless services like Wi-Fi, and it appears well on its way to doing so in the 3.5 GHz band, along with adopting new sensing technologies to avoid interference for incumbent government radar users.

LightSquared to exit bankruptcy after nearly 3 years

LightSquared's bankruptcy odyssey is over. After spending nearly three years in bankruptcy protection, the wireless firm won approval for a new restructuring plan from a federal bankruptcy court judge and will get recapitalized. Critically, although Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen, LightSquared's largest creditor, will get paid in cash for his $1 billion debt claim in LightSquared, he will not be a part of the company's new capital structure.