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Dish, partners in MVDDS coalition petition to get 12.2-12.7 GHz band into 5G realm

Noting the need for spectrum to support 5G, Dish Network and 10 other members of the MVDDS 5G Coalition are asking the FCC to initiate a rulemaking proceeding designed to permit MVDDS licensees to use their 12.2-12.7 GHz spectrum to provide 2-way mobile broadband services.

Florida attorney general confronts Frontier over service issues

Frontier Communications is being taken to task by Florida regulators over network issues associated with its acquisition of Verizon's properties. The state's Attorney General Pan Bondi has asked the telco in a letter to remedy network problems and issue refunds to all consumers affected during the transition period.

FCC approval order: New Charter is 'harmful' without conditions

The FCC concludes that Charter Communications' mergers with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are "harmful to the public interest" without imposed conditions.

EC blocks proposed O2/Three UK merger; CK Hutchison considers legal challenge

The European Commission (EC) confirmed it will block CK Hutchison's plan to buy O2 UK and merge it with Three UK, citing competition concerns as its reason.

YouTube slammed by music industry veteran Azoff in copyright tiff

Call it Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, streaming edition: YouTube Red is in a war of words with another giant, the music industry, over the continuing issue of copyright-violating uploads of music on the OTT service.

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon respond to satellite's 28 GHz sharing concerns

After satellite players O3b Networks and ViaSat submitted studies to the FCC, AT&T Services, Nokia, Samsung Electronics America, T-Mobile USA and Verizon responded in kind, submitting results of a detailed but preliminary simulation conducted by Nokia to assess potential interference between terrestrial 5G services and fixed satellite services (FSS) systems sharing the 28 GHz band.

Windstream defends its $80M commitment to broadband in Georgia, says rural markets are challenging

Windstream CEO Tony Thomas is defending the telco's network and service position in Georgia, telling a congressman that it has continued to make necessary upgrades to support next-gen broadband services for businesses and consumers in the state.

FCC partners with FTC on inquiry regarding mobile security updates

The FCC and the Federal Trade Commission are joining forces to look into how carriers, phone vendors and others review and release security updates for mobile devices.

Wheeler gets backing from Trent Lott on set-top proposal

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) has entered the fray surrounding the FCC's "Unlock the Box" proposal, getting the back of agency Chairman Tom Wheeler as he tries to make into law the decidedly consumerist proposal.

Charter gets FCC's thumbs up for TWC, Bright House acquisitions

Charter Communications' pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House cleared a big hurdle on Friday as the FCC voted to approve the multi-billion dollar mega deal that will create a consumer and business services powerhouse.