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Support for encryption legislation wanes following Apple's standoff with authorities

An effort to propose a law creating a "back door" enabling law-enforcement agencies to access data on encrypted devices is dead, according to  Reuters.

AT&T shifts focus to Google, Facebook over internet privacy concerns

Continuing to bombard the FCC with NPRM-related commentary that the agency may or may not be listening to, AT&T called a proposal to enact privacy regulations on ISPs a "misdirection."

CTIA: Proposed privacy rules would harm competition, violate the First Amendment

CTIA struck back against the FCC's proposed privacy rules for Internet service providers-- including mobile network operators-- saying the Commission is overstepping its bounds and considering regulations that are "overbroad and harmful."

EU sets 2020 deadline for freeing up 700 MHz band for mobile broadband

The European Council said the 700 MHz band should be made available for mobile broadband services across the European Union by 2020 as part of a harmonised approach to freeing up this spectrum band.

Verizon gets OK for 28 GHz tests in Texas, New Jersey

The FCC has granted Verizon's request for Special Temporary Authority (STA) to conduct tests near its office locations in Euless, Texas, and South Plainfield, New Jersey.

GOP-controlled House committee seeks to gut FCC authority, kill set-top proposal

Republicans controlling the House Appropriations Committee have released a plan that would cut the FCC's budget by 18 percent and block the agency's ability to enforce its net neutrality rules and to adopt its proposed new regulations on set-tops.

FCC sets up complementary $2B CAF II auction aimed at rural broadband expansion

In a nearly unanimous decision, the FCC approved a reverse auction that will provide an additional $2 billion in funds to rural broadband providers via the regulator's CAF II program in an effort to accelerate growth.

INTX delivers both good and bad news for the pay-TV industry

From sparse attendance and widely spaced booths to a vague keynote from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, last week's INTX tradeshow – rebranded from its old moniker, The Cable Show-- seemed to have little going for it.

Frontier's installation follies make unhappy customers fair game for Charter, Bright House

Frontier's challenging integration process of the Verizon wireline assets it purchased in California, Florida and Texas has had a negative effect on new broadband subscribers-- and cable operators like Charter Communications are lining up to capture those customers.

Amazon, Netflix face new EU guidelines on content in bid to level SVOD playing field

The European Union wants online video streaming giants Amazon Prime Video and Netflix to devote a much larger portion of their libraries to regional content, an attempt by the governing body to force a more level playing field in the SVOD space, according to media reports.