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GSMA, UK operators and ICO tackle spam text messages

UK authorities are teaming with the GSM Association (GSMA) and the country's mobile operators to tackle spam text messages through a real-time reporting service.

TDS nears completion of stimulus project in parts of Indiana

TDS Telecom is nearing completion of a new broadband stimulus project, making service available to some residents and businesses located in Wingate and New Richmond, Indiana.

LightSquared could get FCC approval to use spectrum by year-end, witness says

A witness for LightSquared told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing that the company will likely get FCC approval to use its wireless spectrum by 2015, and that it may buy more airwaves.

T-Mobile: FCC's tentative AWS-3 spectrum auction rules favor Verizon, AT&T

T-Mobile US warned the FCC not to structure the upcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction in such a way that it would tilt the playing field toward AT&T and Verizon Wireless. AT&T recently praised a tentative, but not final, license structure and band plan for the auction.

Popcorn Time torrent service rattles content providers

A new app called "Popcorn Time" that organizes and streams torrents of video was voluntarily taken down by its creators after attracting worldwide attention and accusations that it was promoting piracy. But the code lives on, as a Popcorn Time project has been set up at GitHub to continue developing the software.

U.N. praises U.S. plans to transition oversight of Web domains

By agreeing to transition its oversight of domain names and other Internet architecture aspects to the international community, the U.S. is taking a step in the right direction of global, open Internet governance, a spokesman for the secretary general of the United Nations has said.

Level 3 exec: ISPs are playing a game of Internet 'chicken'

Last-mile ISPs are playing a game of "chicken" with the Internet, daring content providers to use their networks without paying a toll or suffer the consequences of poor service and connectivity to end users, according to a blog posted by Michael Mooney, general counsel-regulatory policy at Level 3 Communications.

EU telecoms package passes first hurdle, but net neutrality remains contentious

The latest draft of the European Union's proposed legislation on the telecoms single market moved a step closer to realising its goals this week, after the European Parliament's Industry Committee backed plans that include bringing an end to roaming charges and the introduction of net neutrality rules.  

Viacom, Google settle their differences, while Google reveals 'super-flagger' program

Google and Viacom have settled out of court over a contentious, $1 billion copyright infringement battle that had been going on since 2007, when Google first purchased YouTube. Settlement details were not released, but reportedly no money changed hands in the deal.

Verizon retirees issue challenge to board, senior execs

The Association of BellTel Retirees wants Verizon shareholders to support two proxy initiatives it maintains will make senior executives and the board of directors "more accountable to shareholders," the organization said in a press release.