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Amtrak derailment triggers bickering over positive train technology

Positive train control (PTC) technology has been the focus of attention--and finger pointing--ever since the May 12 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight passengers.

Globalstar gets boost from Ignition Partners amid calls for further TLPS tests

Globalstar, which has been lobbying the FCC for the ability to use terrestrial low power service (TLPS), got a boost in the form of a letter in support of its proposal from a partner of Ignition Partners, an early stage venture capital firm whose founders include cellular industry pioneer Steve Hooper.

Feds won't allow Charter to buy TWC either, analyst says

With the recent passage of Title II-based Internet regulation showcasing a heavy-handed political climate in Washington as it relates to cable broadband, Charter Communications will likely run into the same regulatory hurdles that Comcast did if it continues its quest to buy Time Warner Cable.

Judge demands more details before approving $50M Sprint settlement in 'cramming' case

A federal judge has refused to approve a proposed $50 million settlement between Sprint and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over charges related to the carrier's unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services--unless the carrier and the agency offer additional details about the agreement.

Verizon's former CEO and a former FCC chairman push LightSquared's case directly to FCC's Wheeler

Now that LightSquared has emerged from bankruptcy protection, it is lobbying hard to get access to spectrum to launch a wireless network. Specifically, the company is relying on big-name executives in the wireless industry to push its case directly to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Cablevision sues Verizon, defends commercial targeting FiOS

Cablevision has filed its second advertising-related lawsuit against Verizon in the last five months, defending a TV commercial that claims Verizon's FiOS service partially relies on cable to deliver video and Internet into residences.

TIA's Belcher: The current Internet regulatory system isn't broken

ORLANDO, Fla.--A top executive from the Telecom Industry Association (TIA) says that the regulatory system that governs the Internet does not need to be fixed and the FCC's net neutrality rules will put a damper on new investments. Speaking during a morning panel session at Genband Perspectives 15, Scott Belcher, CEO of the TIA, said that after the FCC's previous attempt to regulate the Internet failed in 2010, service providers have made investments to improve speeds and the user experience.

North Carolina sues FCC over ability to limit municipal broadband growth

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit challenging the FCC's decision to overturn a state law that limits a municipal broadband provider's ability to extend services into new communities.

AT&T lights 1 Gig service in Nashville, but trails Comcast's 2 Gbps offering

AT&T has debuted its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service GigaPower in Nashville, Tenn., and surrounding communities where it will face off with Comcast and its faster 2 Gbps offering.

TRA: Etisalat trumps UAE rival du in mobile data rates

Etisalat offered consistently higher mobile data transfer rates than its United Arab Emirates (UAE) rival du during 2014, regular benchmarking tests by regulator the General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector (TRA) show.