Participants in the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction resumed bidding after taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, and the auction has now topped $38.4 billion in total provisional winning bids.
The Marriott hotel chain may have agreed in October to pay $600,000 to settle an FCC claim, but that isn't the end. Some major hotel and real estate operations, including Marriott, want the FCC to clarify how Wi-Fi operators can manage their networks, reports Multichannel News.
Driven by burgeoning partnerships with U.S. cable operators, TiVo added 328,000 news subscribers in its fiscal third quarter, upping its customer base to 5.1 million.
After 32 rounds of bidding the AWS-3 spectrum auction has generated a whopping $36.44 billion in aggregate provisional winning bids. That figure is almost double what the 700 MHz auction raised in 2008.
The Competitive Carriers Association is pressuring the FCC to reconsider its rules for triggering when bidding in the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum will split into "unreserved" airwaves and "reserved" spectrum set aside for smaller carriers.
As part of an agreement with the FCC, T-Mobile US said it will take steps to ensure that subscribers who run mobile broadband speed tests on its network get accurate speed information even when they are subject to data throttling.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that whatever final net neutrality rules the commission issues next year, the FCC will be challenged in the courts by major service providers.
Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing.
T-Mobile US questioned AT&T Mobility's claim that it buys more in data roaming than it sells, and continued to push for changes to the FCC's rules that would more clearly define what constitutes a "commercially reasonable" data roaming agreement.
Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, a great deal of attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing in the bidding--and what the company might do with any spectrum it winds up with once the auction ends.