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FCC seeks comment on new rules that would block a replay of Dish's AWS-3 auction bidding strategy

The FCC is seeking comment on a range of changes to its bidding rules ahead of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. Some of the proposed changes include rules that would specifically block the kind of bidding strategy that Dish Network employed during the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction.

NCTA chief Powell on 'unnecessary' net neutrality regs, and Google's unearned popularity

FierceCable caught up with Michael Powell, NCTA president & CEO at his Washington, D.C., office on a typically active day. The cable industry organization had just filed a lawsuit against the FCC around the commission's just-passed net neutrality rules, and the U.S. Department of Justice was reportedly about to nix the merger of Powell's biggest constituents, Comcast and Time Warner Cable.  FierceCable chatted with the former Republican FCC chairman ahead of the org's upcoming INTX show.

New 3.5 GHz rules reveal less control-freaky Department of Defense

When the FCC voted to adopt new spectrum sharing rules for the 3.5 GHz band, it acknowledged the hard work the FCC staff, National Telecommunications and Information Administration and U.S. Department of Defense did in order to come up with a workable plan.

Collapse of Comcast-TWC merger to have wide-reaching domino effect, analyst says

Previously the source of idle speculation among media analysts, the fallout from a rejected merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is starting to gain serious, credible examination.

Comcast, TWC execs set to meet with DOJ to save merger; conditions will be 'substantial,' analyst says

Top executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable are scheduled to meet with officials for the United States Justice Department Wednesday, with the two sides having their first one-on-one discussions since the $45.2 billion merger of the two cable companies was originally proposed in February 2014.

Ofcom identifies potential 5G bands above 6 GHz

UK regulator Ofcom has identified a preliminary set of bands in different parts of the 6-100 GHz range that it believes offer the best potential use for 5G in the UK and harmonization of 5G mobile services globally.

Ofcom identifies 'preliminary set of bands' above 6 GHz for 5G

Ofcom identified what it describes as "a preliminary set of bands in different parts of the 6-100 GHz range" that it currently believes offer the best potential for use by 5G networks in the UK and harmonisation of 5G mobile services globally.

EC mulls equal regulation for OTT companies and network operators

Over the Top (OTT) service providers could face similar regulation to network operators under European Commission (EC) plans to update communications market rules in 2016.

Reports cite Wi-Fi as potential security threat to avionics

A U.S. Government Accountability Office report recommending that the Federal Aviation Administration develop a more comprehensive approach to address cybersecurity as it transitions to its NextGen air traffic control system sparked a flurry of reports about how in-flight Wi-Fi could be used by terrorists or other hackers to take control of an aircraft's avionic systems.

CenturyLink sues the FCC over net neutrality rules

CenturyLink is suing the FCC over its net neutrality rules. The lawsuit was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.