Now that LightSquared has emerged from bankruptcy protection, it is lobbying hard to get access to spectrum to launch a wireless network. Specifically, the company is relying on big-name executives in the wireless industry to push its case directly to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
ORLANDO, Fla.--A top executive from the Telecom Industry Association (TIA) says that the regulatory system that governs the Internet does not need to be fixed and the FCC's net neutrality rules will put a damper on new investments. Speaking during a morning panel session at Genband Perspectives 15, Scott Belcher, CEO of the TIA, said that after the FCC's previous attempt to regulate the Internet failed in 2010, service providers have made investments to improve speeds and the user experience.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit challenging the FCC's decision to overturn a state law that limits a municipal broadband provider's ability to extend services into new communities.
The battle lines are being drawn over changes to the FCC's bidding rules ahead of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. AT&T and T-Mobile US want the commission to place restrictions on its designated entity (DE) rules to guard against what they argue was Dish Network's unfair manipulation of the rules during the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction.
With approval of the $49 billion merger of AT&T and DirecTV nearing, executives for Dish Network and Cogent Communications reportedly met with FCC officials last week and asked them to impose restrictions on the combined operation as it relates to online video.
USTelecom and its key members AT&T and CenturyLink have filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay the FCC's Open Internet order.
Verizon Communications' executive vice president of global public policy and communications, Randal Milch, announced he is retiring from the company later this month.
Performing yet another heat check on the smooth-sailing AT&T-DirecTV merger proposal, the Wall Street Journal reports that regulator closure is just weeks away and that the FCC and the Justice Department still have no major issues with it.
Petitions are rolling in to the FCC to deny a $3.3 billion discount to two designated entities that partnered with Dish Network during the AWS-3 spectrum auction.
LG Uplus last week showed off its new LTE in Unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U) network, demonstrating its ability to transmit data at speeds up to 600 Mbps.