AT&T blasted a T-Mobile US proposal for a sliding spectrum screen as part of the upcoming incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast spectrum, arguing that it could "almost certainly doom the auction."
The FCC has reached out and touched up IPTV providers for regulatory fees in its 2013 fee schedule adopted this week, even going so far as to add IPTV as a special category along with cable in the schedule.
While CBS Corp. insists its blackout on Time Warner Cable systems in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas has had a minimal impact on ratings for its primetime programming lineup, Nielsen data shows that the local newscasts of its stations in TWC markets have dropped significantly.
The FCC approved an order that it says will reduce rates for interstate phone calls between prison inmates and their families, while ensuring rates are "just and reasonable." Acting FCC chairwoman Mignon Clyburn and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel supported the proposal, while Commissioner Ajit Pai dissented.
The FCC on Friday voted unanimously to change rules in the 57-64 GHz band, commonly known as the 60 GHz band, that it said will improve the use of unlicensed spectrum for high-capacity, short‑range outdoor backhaul, especially for small cells.
Showing they can still be friends despite Google's recent usurping of AT&T as Starbucks' Wi-Fi provider, Google and AT&T this week submitted a joint letter to the FCC that lays out their ideas on how the commission should go about opening up 3.5 GHz spectrum for small cells.
The federal government holds the rights to more spectrum than any other user. Private companies need more spectrum to meet increasing consumer demand for wireless technology and to drive innovation. Over the past two years President Obama repeatedly has called on federal government users to identify and hand over to the private sector more spectrum for use by consumers, businesses and innovators. Despite the President's leadership and industry requests, progress in moving spectrum from government to private sector use has been very slow.
Dish Network indicated it does not plan to "meaningfully participate" in the FCC's upcoming auction of 1900 MHz PCS H Block spectrum, which could have large implications for Sprint and its competitors.
President Obama has nominated Michael O'Rielly, an aide to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), for one of the vacant Republican spots on the FCC.
President Obama nominated Michael O'Rielly, a top aide to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), for a spot as one of the two Republican commissioners of the FCC.