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FCC's Wheeler creates USF 'strike force' to battle program waste and abuse

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is taking on waste, fraud and abuse in the FCC's funding programs by creating a Universal Service Fund (USF) "Strike Force."

Report: Sprint, T-Mobile to form JV to bid in 600 MHz incentive auction

Sprint and T-Mobile US plan to create a joint venture to bid for spectrum in next year's planned incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to a  Bloomberg  report. Meanwhile, the  Wall Street Journal  separately reported that the JV will seek to raise $10 billion for bidding.

FairPoint extends broadband reach to 10 additional Vermont towns

FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with its northern New England broadband expansion plan by extending broadband service to 890 homes and businesses in 10 towns in its Vermont territory.

Sprint: 800 MHz rebanding project nearing completion

Sprint told the FCC that its rebanding efforts in the 800 MHz band are nearing completion, according to a filing the carrier made with the commission. The declaration comes nearly a decade after the FCC ordered the rebanding of the 800 MHz band to alleviate interference to public-safety licensees in 800 MHz band caused by commercial cellular licensees.

Orange gets regulatory clearance to put VDSL2 over all its copper lines

Orange has gotten regulatory clearance from the Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (Arcep) and its independent Committee of Experts to implement VDSL2 over all of its existing copper lines that are connected to its remote terminal (RT) cabinets.

FCC passes online clip captioning requirement

In a unanimous vote, the FCC approved new rules that require online video clips to be captioned. The measure extends a 2012 captioning requirement that applied to long-form videos posted online, such as television shows and movies.

Report: Telefónica in talks to sell Telecom Italia stake

Telefónica is in talks on the sale of its stake in Telecom Italia in an effort to relieve regulatory pressure in Brazil, local newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Friday.

Privacy campaigners launch legal challenge to UK communications laws

Privacy groups will on Monday begin a legal challenge against mass surveillance of communications by the UK government, just days after plans to fast-track new security powers through parliament were announced.

Portugal Telecom-Oi merger now at risk, say analysts

A planned merger between Portugal Telecom and Oi to form a new company called CorpCo is now wreathed in uncertainty in the view of some analysts, and will most likely need to be renegotiated in order to have the best chance of success.

FCC data shows 9 out 10 911 calls from cell phones in D.C. did not have accurate location info

New FCC data shows that around nine out of ten wireless 911 calls made in Washington, D.C., in the first half of 2013 were delivered without the most precise location information needed for dispatchers and first responders to find callers.