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Mallinson: Net neutrality could cut off new use cases in a 5G world

The FCC's net neutrality rules could undermine what is being proposed for 5G networks by the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance and others. Who knows how very well 5G might enable development of other innovative new services, business models and pricing packages if it remains unshackled?

AT&T to FCC: There are plenty of alternative choices for special access services

AT&T says that as the FCC looks to analyze the data it has collected in the special access proceeding, it will see that there are plenty of alternatives to incumbent players that CLECs can choose from to purchase wholesale circuits to extend their service into areas where they can't reach today.

DirecTV class action suit over early termination fees reaches Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if a class-action suit filed against DirecTV over early-termination charges will be subject to continued litigation or binding arbitration.

Obama administration says U.S. hit goal of covering 98% of Americans with LTE

In his January 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama pledged within the next five years, his administration would work to make it possible for carriers to deploy LTE to 98 percent of all Americans.

Obama administration creates broadband council, aims to increase investment, lower deployment barriers

President Barack Obama has taken another shot in his broadband agenda by signing a Presidential Memorandum to create a Broadband Opportunity Council, naming the Commerce and Agriculture departments as co-chairs.

FCC moves forward with plans to change designated entity rules amid criticism of Dish's AWS-3 strategy

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is pressing ahead with a plan to change the agency's rules on designated entities ahead of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. Wheeler has vowed to fix the rules so that they benefit truly small businesses and are not used as a front to let major corporations win discounts on spectrum.

USTelecom files appeal against FCC's net neutrality rules

USTelecom has made the first move to challenge the FCC's new net neutrality rules by filing a review petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals.

USTelecom, Alamo Broadband file lawsuits against FCC's net neutrality rules

Well, that didn't take long. Broadband industry trade group USTelecom and a small Texas-based ISP, Alamo Broadband, filed lawsuits challenging the FCC's recently approved net neutrality rules. However, the petitions are likely going to be tossed out for being filed too early.

Cable One can't get NebuAd privacy suit dismissed

A federal judge in Alabama refused to dismiss the personal lawsuit of a woman who claims Cable One worked with advanced advertising company NebuAd to improperly monitor her Internet use back in 2007.

AT&T's Title II status could help it reap $12M in interstate overcharges

AT&T may be one of the loudest opponents of the FCC's effort to reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act as part of new net neutrality rules, but a ruling about a voice services dispute with two rural telcos shows that Title II could work in its favor.