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LightSquared wants FCC to solicit comments on spectrum sharing proposal

LightSquared wants the FCC to start a formal comment proceeding on a proposal to share the 1675-1680 MHz band between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and a commercial wireless network.

AT&T asks FCC to let it shut down unused BellSouth analog video service

AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to stop offering its BellSouth analog video service in Carbon Hill, Ala., and Kings Point, Fla., two markets where it is conducting TDM-to-IP service trials.

NCTA, pay-TV lawyers meet with FCC, try to shoot down tech industry's AllVid push

Lawyers for the NCTA and every major pay-TV company met with FCC commissioners earlier this week in an attempt to block supporters of the AllVid technology for set-top boxes.

Analysts: Comcast, Charter, Dish and Google might bid in 600 MHz auction- but won't be building out networks

Next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum might attract bids from companies that are not wireless carriers, including Comcast, Charter Communications, Dish Network and Google, financial and industry analysts said. However, the analysts also said that even if these wild card players do win spectrum, they likely will not be looking to build out wireless networks of their own.

Cox pays $595K to settle FCC complaint over 'Lizard Squad' security breach

The FCC said that Cox Communications has agreed to pay a $595,000 fine, after the agency found that the MSO didn't do enough to protect customers amid a 2014 email security breach.

AT&T's Quinn: Government-owned networks will impact private investment

AT&T has joined the chorus of service providers that have voiced their concern that municipally-owned broadband networks aren't a sustainable model and will discourage privately-owned providers from making new investments.

Twenty six Colorado cities, 17 counties lift 10-year ban on municipal broadband investment

The municipal broadband movement got a boost in Colorado as residents in five cities and two counties voted to overturn a law that limited local communities from building a broadband business even in areas where incumbent telcos and cable operators have refused to upgrade facilities.

AT&T and Verizon could use the 600 MHz spectrum reserve to pressure T-Mobile- and lots of other smaller carriers

With Sprint choosing to sit out the 600 MHz incentive auction, it has been widely assumed that T-Mobile and other competitive carriers will be able to bid for the "set aside" airwaves-- up to 30 MHz in a given market-- without having to worry about AT&T and Verizon Wireless. However, that likely won't be the case, and in many rural markets AT&T and Verizon will be able to fully bid on reserve spectrum and put pressure on smaller carriers during the auction, and potentially after it as well.

GSMA sets out mobile industry's case for spectrum as WRC-15 gets underway

The GSMA has underlined what it deems to be critical spectrum requirements to support the future growth of mobile broadband services across the globe.

Colorado communities band together to eliminate municipal broadband restrictions

A group of 26 Colorado communities, including 17 counties, will vote on an initiative to overturn a 10-year old law that restricts local municipalities from building their own broadband networks.