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Aereo files for bankruptcy, closing a pioneering chapter in OTT streaming

Embattled OTA-over-OTT provider Aereo filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Friday in the Southern District of New York, citing an "uncertain regulatory and legal climate" that has kept the startup from operating since June.

Ericsson trials LTE Advanced with Poland's Plus

Ericsson and Plus, a mobile brand operated by Polkomtel, said they have jointly conducted a test of LTE Advanced technology in Poland, achieving speeds of up to 300 Mbps in the 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequency bands.

AWS-3 spectrum auction bids soar to nearly $25.8B, and are likely to keep climbing

Bids in the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction keep climbing: After 20 rounds the auction has raised a total of $25.77 billion in provisionally winning bids.

House passes satellite reauthorization bill as key opponent says he won't stand in the way

The House of Representatives passed a compromise version of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR), keeping intact language that would end the FCC's ban on set-top boxes with integrated security features.

Apple reportedly pushes back on government efforts to decrypt messages

Apple is continuing to push back against government protestations that its decision to encrypt messages from end to end via its newest software for iPhones will stifle law enforcement agencies' ability to stop crimes and save lives, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The report comes as Facebook's WhatsApp unit said it will encrypt the messages of its users on Android phones so the messages can't be decoded when stored or traveling between phones.

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.