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CenturyLink says ILECs have no advantage in greenfield fiber deployments

CenturyLink said in a letter to the FCC that claims by the ACA and XO Communications-- that ILECs have an advantage over CLECs when it comes to deploying fiber in greenfield deployments-- is counterintuitive and that any advantage that ILECs had in the past has evaporated thanks to recent inroads by CLECs and cable companies.

NAB says FCC 'unwilling to evaluate' evidence with effective competition order for cable operators

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) accused the FCC of not looking close enough at the thousands of individual TV markets in the U.S. when it adopted its "effective competition" order last June that assumes cable operators compete with satellite and/or telco providers for video services in every market they're in.

T-Mobile, AT&T and others draw scrutiny with zero-rated data

T-Mobile US' Binge On and other zero-rated services continue to draw scrutiny in the regulatory and business sectors, according to a new The Wall Street Journal report on the space. Indeed, some are worried that Binge On and similar services represent a way to "boost favored content," a move that would run afoul of the FCC's net neutrality guidelines.

AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier and Verizon want more time to review special access data

A group of ILECs-- AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, and Verizon-- have jointly asked the FCC to extend the deadline to submit Direct Cases related to the regulator's assessment of ILECs' special access rates.

Sprint CEO presses for speedier small cell deployment

Suggesting the deployment of small cells remains hampered by local siting delays, Sprint President and CEO Marcelo Claure made a point to discuss the importance of streamlining the siting process to allow more rapid deployment of small cells and network densification when he visited the FCC on Dec. 8.

FCC rules against Sirius, approves T-Mobile and Verizon spectrum swap

The FCC granted permission to T-Mobile to swap some AWS-1 and PCS spectrum licenses with Verizon, rejecting objections raised by Sirius XM.

LightSquared announces spectrum agreement with Deere & Co.

LightSquared announced an agreement with Deere & Company that it hopes will create a framework it can use to settle its conflicts with other players in the GPS industry.

AT&T's Stephenson: FCC's net neutrality order puts telecom industry into a state of limbo

A top AT&T executive is concerned that the FCC's new net neutrality rules, which are now being challenged in court, create an ongoing air of uncertainty for all members of the telecommunications industry ecosystem.

Sling TV CEO comes out against Comcast's data caps

The CEO of Sling TV said he is warning federal regulators in Washington, D.C., about the usage caps that Comcast is in the process of implementing across the country. Roger Lynch, the CEO of Dish Network's Sling TV streaming service, said the caps and Comcast's Stream service run afoul of the FCC's net neutrality guidelines.

Polaris to launch hybrid location solution with U.S. Tier 1 carrier in Q1

Polaris Wireless, provider of E911 location solutions, expects to launch its hybrid solution with a Tier 1 U.S. wireless operator in the first quarter of 2016, the company revealed in an ex-parte filing with the FCC. The filing does not identify the operator with which it will launch.