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Frontier: CAF-II should not place ETC obligations on ILECs outside of service areas

Frontier says that the FCC should clarify that service providers that have accepted Connect America Fund phase II (CAF-II) funding do not have to provide voice service in extremely high-cost census blocks outside of their service area.

FTC reportedly probing Google on anti-trust issues, says it might have improperly favored Android

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a probe into possible anti-trust violations by Google. The inquiry is in the beginning phases, said the report, which is  fully abstracted here by  FierceWireless.   

Report: FTC probing whether Google violated antitrust laws by favoring its own services in Android

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Google has restricted its competitors' access to its Android operating system and favored its own services, according to a  Bloomberg  report. 

Verizon joins ILEC chorus against special access, saying Ethernet services should not be regulated

Verizon has told the FCC in a new filing that the commission should not revoke regulatory forbearance on Ethernet-based services because businesses and wholesale CLEC customers have a larger pool of sources to get these services.

Ofcom makes final decision on UK spectrum fee hike

Ofcom has reached a decision on how much UK mobile operators should pay for spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands, ending a process that has dragged on since 2010 and also raising fears that consumer mobile prices will be increased as a result.

ACA fires back at NAB, says it has no problem with privately negotiated exclusivity arrangements

The American Cable Association has criticized the National Association of Broadcasters for what the cable lobbying org says is the incorrect description of its position on privately negotiated exclusivity arrangements between broadcasters and cable operators.

Verizon says CWA created a false impression of the state of its copper network

Verizon has fired back at the Communications Workers of America's claims that it has turned its back on its existing copper networks in its wireline region.

Globalstar short seller challenges latest tests, says TLPS won't work with iPhone 6s

While Globalstar says a trial Chicago deployment confirms there are no interference or compatibility issues between the terrestrial low power service (TLPS) and Wi-Fi, nor with TLPS and Bluetooth operations in the 2.4 GHz ISM band, a short seller begs to differ.

Big cable = big bullies in LTE-U debate?

The debate over LTE-U, which was developed outside the usual standards bodies, continues to pit the cable industry against the wireless industry. Are cable companies just being big bullies, or do they have legitimate objections to the technology?

AT&T describes 'critical' need for 600 MHz field testing

Testing hardware and software in field trials has been routine for wireless operators, especially when new spectrum bands are introduced, but in the case of 600 MHz, which would involve both the introduction of a new spectrum band, and "perhaps new 5G technology," the need for thorough testing "would be even more critical," AT&T told the FCC in a filing earlier this week.