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Dish's bidding in AWS-3 auction raises questions about its long-term strategy

Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing.

T-Mobile fires back at AT&T in war of words over data roaming

T-Mobile US questioned AT&T Mobility's claim that it buys more in data roaming than it sells, and continued to push for changes to the FCC's rules that would more clearly define what constitutes a "commercially reasonable" data roaming agreement.

Analysts: As AWS-3 auction climbs past $34B, Dish's bidding raises questions about its strategy

Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, a great deal of attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing in the bidding--and what the company might do with any spectrum it winds up with once the auction ends.

Appeals court blocks FCC from sharing program-deal info

Siding with a group of major programmers, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. has blocked the FCC from publicly disclosing information about deals between pay-TV operators and networks as part of its ongoing merger reviews.

FCC issues NPRM to protect businesses, consumers in IP, copper retirement transition

During its November open meeting on Friday, the FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) related to the proposed transition large service providers are making from traditional TDM to IP, with an eye on consumers and small businesses that rely on services that may not be supported following a transition.

AWS-3 auction tops $31B in bids as activity starts to slow down

The FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction surged into uncharted territory on Friday, with total provisional winning bids topping $31 billion, $12 billion more than the 700 MHz auction attracted in 2008.

Senate unanimously approves House's satellite TV bill

The Senate has unanimously approved a House bill that enables satellite-based pay-TV operators to pipe in broadcast signals from distant network stations to rural areas that lack a network affiliate.

Dish, FCC among the winners in hugely successful AWS-3 auction

After just six days, the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has exceeded even the most wildly optimistic analyst forceast, raising $24 billion in winning bids. And while there are indicators that the white-hot bidding is begining to finally slow just a bit, some believe the AWS-3 could last up to five more weeks. FierceWireless executive editor Mike Dano has a complete breakdown right here.

FCC to vote on proposed incentive auction rules in December

The FCC will vote on Dec. 11 on a detailed set of proposed rules for how the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum will be conducted. If the FCC approves the proposals, the rules will not become final and will instead be opened up for public comment.

Aereo files for bankruptcy, closing a pioneering chapter in OTT streaming

Embattled OTA-over-OTT provider Aereo filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Friday in the Southern District of New York, citing an "uncertain regulatory and legal climate" that has kept the startup from operating since June.