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Apple urges FCC to spike rules for universal compliance with hearing aids

Apple is urging the FCC not to adopt rules that would require universal compatibility between hearing aids and wireless devices and technologies.

Google is testing new 'AllVid-style TV set-top' in cahoots with FCC, new pay-TV coalition says

The new coalition of pay-TV companies banded together to fight a new FCC set-top proposal says Google is showing off a new set-top based on the agency's new rules.

CenturyLink, ILEC industry groups say FCC's broadband definition is a moving target

CenturyLink and ILEC industry trade groups wasted no time in speaking out against the FCC's new 2016 broadband progress report, saying that it does not take into account the amount of money service providers are spending to extend broadband services to more communities.

Mediacom cites unfair treatment in lawsuit against Iowa City muni network

Mediacom is suing Iowa City, Iowa, and service provider ImOn in an effort to stop a new middle mile network it recently activated to provide voice and Internet services to local businesses.

Wheeler: Set-top proposal is not AllVid

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler fired back at vocal critics in the pay-TV industry who criticized his proposal to open cable and satellite TV services to third-party set-tops sold at retail.

Net neutrality expert to FCC: T-Mobile's Binge On is 'likely illegal'

A Stanford law professor and net neutrality expert filed a report with the FCC claiming T-Mobile's Binge On "harms competition, innovation and free speech" and is likely illegal.

Czech regulator maps out spectrum auctions and other tasks for 2016

The Czech Telecommunication Office laid out its spectrum auction agenda for 2016, noting that its tasks include the sale of remaining frequencies in the 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands as well as new allocations in the 3.6-3.8 GHz bands

Union-backed consumer group files complaint against T-Mobile

T-Mobile US is once again coming under fire from Change to Win Retail Initiatives, which describes itself as a "retail and labor watchdog." And once again, Change to Win's motives aren't crystal clear.

Indonesia blocks Netflix as local pay-TV operators, regulators complain about its content

Global content rights are no longer Netflix's biggest problem, at least in Indonesia: the country's state-run telecommunications provider, Telkom, has blocked the SVOD provider citing objectionable content in its lineup as well as permit issues.

USTelecom wants cable's business services dominance considered in new special access rules

As the FCC begins to cull through the mountains of data on special access services, USTelecom, the industry forum focused on incumbent telcos, says the regulator should consider how cable has become a dominant force in the business segment.