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Netflix, Google, Amazon execs among most powerful people in wireline and wireless

Ever wonder what it takes to change the direction of an entire industry? If so, you might want to take a cue from some of the players we have featured here, on our Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2014 list.

Ofcom will allocate 700 MHz frequencies to mobile operators by 2022

Ofcom on Wednesday confirmed it will open up the 700 MHz frequency band to mobile operators for wireless broadband services.

UPDATED: AWS-3 auction nets $16.4B in bids so far, with Dish as a wild card

The AWS-3 spectrum auction has surpassed $16.4 billion in provisional winning bids through 15 rounds, guaranteeing that the most valuable chuck of spectrum being auctioned will meet the reserve price the FCC has set.

House looks to reconcile STELA, STAVRA satellite bills, keep language on CableCard elimination

Leaders for the House Energy & Commerce committee are set to introduce a bipartisan compromise that blends the House's version of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) with the Senate's parallel Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act (STAVRA).

NAB's Kaplan: MVPD redefinition a 'worthy' goal, but FCC doesn't understand its complexities

National Association of Broadcasters EVP of Strategic Planning Rick Kaplan gave the FCC something of a backhanded compliment in a post on the association's policy blog: While lauding the commission's proposal to classify certain over-the-top providers as multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), he also said that Chairman Tom Wheeler does not appear "to appreciate the complexities" of the proposed rulemaking.

Top cable companies support FCC's disclosure of programming deals

Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter have petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C., offering their support for the FCC's decision to disclose details about program licensing deals for the purpose of regulatory review.

FCC's Wheeler proposes increasing E-Rate program cap to $3.9 billion

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has put forth a proposal to increase the e-rate program funding cap to $3.9 billion in order to drive more fiber and Wi-Fi connections, particularly in rural and less affluent areas of the United States.

Fortune 500 corporations quietly pushing for Title II version of net neutrality, report says

While the side pushing against stringent net neutrality has been largely defined as corporate interest fueled by cable giants like Comcast and Time Warner Cable, some pretty major corporations are quietly asking the FCC for strong Title II-themed guidelines.

AT&T: We paid $0.27/MB for roaming in 2014, more on average than T-Mobile

AT&T Mobility said it pays more for data roaming expenses on a per-megabyte basis than T-Mobile US does, and that it buys more data roaming than it sells, according to an FCC filing. The disclosures are the latest salvo in a back-and-forth battle between the carriers over data roaming rates.

FCC calls AT&T's bluff, asks it for more info about its fiber delay

The FCC has asked the AT&T (NYSE: T) for more information about its fiber plans, two days after Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said his company would delay rollout of FTTP services amid what appears to be a regulatory climate favoring strong net neutrality. FierceTelecom has a complete report on this latest development.