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T-Mobile's Legere calls AWS-3 auction 'disaster' for consumers, urges at least a 40 MHz reserve for 600 MHz auction

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere thinks the FCC's recently completed AWS-3 auction was a smashing financial success for the U.S. Treasury but a "disaster for American wireless consumers" because he said AT&T and Verizon Wireless won the lion's share of the spectrum (Dish Network's bidding partners also won a major chunk of AWS-3 spectrum). Legere wants to make sure that doesn't happen in the 600 MHz incentive auction.

Analysts: Verizon might be playing coy with 600 MHz auction participation to get more favorable rules

Verizon Wireless indicated that it thinks it has enough spectrum for the foreseeable future and is taking a "wait and see" approach to the FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction of broadcast TV spectrum. However, some analysts think that Verizon is playing coy as a way to get auction rules that it finds more favorable or to delay the auction.

Comcast-TWC merger could threaten online video, render net neutrality moot, critics say

Could Comcast own the online video experience? If the merger between the cable giant and Time Warner Cable goes through, a majority of American consumers could find themselves locked into OTT options controlled by the new mega-Comcast, a recent op-ed in technology publication Backchannel suggests, squeezing out OTT competitors.

Qualcomm, Gogo continue clash over in-flight spectrum rules

It's been years in the making, and Qualcomm continues to urge the FCC to issue a Report and Order establishing the Next Generation Air-Ground service in the 14.0-14.5 GHz band "as soon as possible," according to an FCC filing. There's just one problem: Gogo.

NCTA's Powell is ready to battle FCC's Title II proposal

Michael Powell, the president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), says the group is ready to launch a legal challenge against the FCC over its Title II-based net neutrality proposal.

Municipal broadband providers also against FCC's Title II plan

A group of 43 municipal broadband providers have come together asking the FCC to exempt them from being included with large incumbent telcos and wireless operators as being common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. FierceTelecom has a complete summary of this story here.

Municipal providers protest FCC's Title II net neutrality proposal

A group of 43 municipal broadband providers are asking the FCC to exempt them from being included with large incumbent telcos and wireless operators as being common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.

CBS open to selling spectrum in 600 MHz incentive auction, might fetch $2B

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves reiterated that the broadcasting giant is open to selling off some of its spectrum in the FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction, a move analysts think could fetch $2 billion or so.

NCTA will probably sue FCC over Title II regulation, Powell says

National Cable & Telecommunications Association president and CEO Michael Powell told C-SPAN Thursday that the cable lobby will probably sue the FCC over its pending Title II-based net neutrality rules.

Analysis: Dish's AWS-3 partners bid against each other, potentially pushing up prices by $20B

Dish Network and its bidding partners in the FCC's recently concluded AWS-3 spectrum auction bid against one another in key markets to drive prices up, forcing other carriers to pony up more money, according to a Wall Street Journal report.