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FCC report reveals availability gap in Idaho's broadband market

Idaho's Treasure Valley may be an emerging technology hub, but an FCC report points out that there is a lack of broadband availability throughout the state.

Reports: FCC to include wireless in push to reclassify broadband under Title II for net neutrality

As has been widely expected, multiple media reports indicate that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will introduce a draft order to codify net neutrality rules that would reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Additionally, according to one report, the draft order will place mobile data services under that regulatory regime--something that is sure to provoke fierce backlash from the CTIA and wireless carriers.

Verizon offers $50K reward to thwart copper theft in Western, Pa.

Verizon has once again found itself fighting copper thieves in Western, Pa., so it is offering a reward for up to $50,000 to apprehend whoever is responsible for stealing cable in Beaver, Fayette, Lawrence and Washington counties.

Comcast and TWC investors begin to sweat merger as yet another dissonant group emerges

Yet another group opposed to a merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable emerged Monday.

Report: Verizon could sell wireline assets as part of $15B sale

Verizon is nearing the completion of deals to sell off various assets, including wireless towers and elements of its wireline business that could fetch the company $10 billion, reports  The Wall Street Journal,  citing people close to the matter.

FCC commissioner objects to Dish's 'small business' discounts in AWS-3

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai sharply criticized rules that allowed Dish Network to claim more than $3 billion in discounts aimed at small businesses during the government's just completed AWS-3 wireless spectrum auction.

FCC to draft proposal to overturn anti-municipal broadband laws in Tennessee, North Carolina

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is gearing up for a battle with state legislators in Tennessee and North Carolina with plans to circulate a draft decision to overturn anti-municipal broadband laws in both states, reports  The Washington Post, citing a senior agency official.

Analysts: AWS-3 auction helps AT&T catch up to Verizon in spectrum ownership in major markets

Thanks to its $18.2 billion in new AWS-3 spectrum, AT&T Mobility has caught up to Verizon Wireless in spectrum ownership in major markets, according to analysts. "We estimate that AT&T and Verizon are in general parity in terms of paired low- and mid-band spectrum assets in the top 20 markets (~120 MHz), with AT&T spending $18 billion to Verizon's $10 billion," Jefferies analysts Mike McCormack, Scott Goldman and Tudor Mustata wrote in a research note.

NTT DoCoMo launches 1 Gbps FTTH, wireless service bundle

Japan's NTT DoCoMo is making its mark on the 1 Gbps broadband services market, announcing that it will start offering a bundle of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and mobile services.

Dish's $3B in auction discounts 'makes a mockery' of AWS-3 auction, FCC official says

As the dust settles on the now-completed AWS-3 spectrum auction, one FCC commissioner is blasting the discount that Dish Network's two designated bidding entities are to receive. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said the discount "makes a mockery" of discounts that are intended for small businesses.