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EU puts focus on broadband as part of €315B investment plan

Jean-Claude Juncker, the new president of the European Commission, unveiled a three-year €315 billion ($392 billion) investment plan that will include a strong focus on broadband network investments across the continent.

Orange, T-Mobile among 6 operators seeking Polish LTE spectrum

Orange and Deutsche Telekom's respective Polish subsidiaries are among six operators bidding for fresh LTE spectrum in the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands, the country's regulator revealed.

AWS-3 auction climbs past $36.4B in bids

After 32 rounds of bidding the AWS-3 spectrum auction has generated a whopping $36.44 billion in aggregate provisional winning bids. That figure is almost double what the 700 MHz auction raised in 2008.

CCA urges FCC to drop specific price target for triggering 'reserved' spectrum in 600 MHz auction

The Competitive Carriers Association is pressuring the FCC to reconsider its rules for triggering when bidding in the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum will split into "unreserved" airwaves and "reserved" spectrum set aside for smaller carriers.

Key Congressional committee members invest in Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, report says

Members of Congress serving on subcommittees charged with legislating the Internet are invested in major broadband service providers including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, some of them with significant holdings.

They're Cooked: The top pay-TV turkeys of 2014

Much as we see our family members' foibles, we see the biggest strategic blunders in pay-TV this year in the same way--not as a chance to pick on operators' decisions, good or bad, but to analyze their mistakes and determine how to avoid similar problems. Here are the five biggest pay-TV turkeys of 2014, in all their glorious plumage.

T-Mobile agrees to disclose more info about actual speeds when customers are throttled

As part of an agreement with the FCC, T-Mobile US said it will take steps to ensure that subscribers who run mobile broadband speed tests on its network get accurate speed information even when they are subject to data throttling.

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.