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Frontier gets FTC approval to proceed with Verizon asset deal

Frontier Communications has received Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approval for its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas, clearing one of the...

CenturyLink could convert legacy, network businesses to REIT this year, say analysts

With Windstream having recently completed the spinoff of its wireline assets into its publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), analysts are now speculating that CenturyLink is next in line to take a similar move.

FCC denies requests from AT&T, CenturyLink, others to delay implementing net neutrality rules

The FCC has denied petitions from a group of service providers and industry groups to suspend the regulator's net neutrality rules from going into effect on June 12.

TracFone leans on FCC to make changes to Lifeline program

Executives from América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, met last week with FCC officials to press their position on what reforms the agency should make to its Lifeline phone program. TracFone, one of the nation's largest providers of Lifeline service, proposed reforms that would make it easier to track Lifeline enrollees' information but in some cases make it tougher for them to be purged from customer rolls.

Level 3, AT&T establish network interconnection agreement

Level 3 has signed a new bilateral IP interconnection network agreement with AT&T, one of the latest pacts the competitive provider has made with a Tier 1 U.S. telco.

EC quizzes Qualcomm rivals on company's chip licensing practices

Qualcomm's rivals were ordered to provide details of the company's licensing programme to the European Commission (EC) by mid-May, as part of an antitrust probe of the U.S. chip maker.

Cisco, automakers to test 'listen, detect and avoid' protocol for auto safety in 5.9 GHz band

Cisco Systems, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers are preparing to test the "listen, detect and avoid" protocol in the dedicated short range communications (DSRC) 5.9 GHz band, according to an FCC filing.

Amazon details drone plans, including GPS/location tracking

What once sounded like science fiction a few short years ago is actually coming closer to reality as Amazon pushes for federal approval of its drone delivery program, which it calls Amazon Prime Air.

Survey paid for by TracFone-funded group finds support among older Americans for maintaining Lifeline program

A survey paid for by a group that has financial ties to América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, found that older Americans strongly support the federal government's Lifeline program. TracFone is one of the nation's largest providers of Lifeline phone service. The survey is being trumpeted as new questions are being raised about the Lifeline program's effectiveness.

Appeals court clears way for AT&T-DirecTV review, throws out FCC order on program contracts

A federal appeals court finally decided a matter that had been bogging down the regulatory reviews of big pay-TV mergers for months. According to Reuters, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit threw out an FCC order demanding that pay-TV operators unveil their licensing deals with programming companies.