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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.

Frontier faces California assembly hearing over ongoing network issues

Frontier Communications is facing heat from California state lawmakers, who are calling for a speedy resolution to a month of ongoing network issues.

Civil rights group tout benefits of zero-rated data for low-income users

Zero-rated mobile data offerings may skirt net neutrality principles, but one civil rights group claims they're an effective way for low-income users to access broadband services.

Nokia wants to demonstrate 5G prototype gear at C Spire's headquarters in July

It's not just the giant Tier 1 carriers that are pursuing 5G tests and trials. Nokia submitted an application for a special temporary authority (STA) to demonstrate prototype 5G equipment to one of its customers located in Ridgeland, Mississippi, where C Spire is based.

Charter's TWC and Bright House deals get final FCC approval

The FCC issued its official approval for the merger of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

Starry makes case for spectrum sharing at 37 GHz

Starry, the startup headed by former Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia, is asking the FCC to consider its proposal for potential spectrum sharing in the 37 GHz band, building on the foundation the FCC laid for the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

NYC to approve Altice takeover of Cablevision with conditions

New York City officials are all set to vote on May 11 to approve Altice NV's $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision Systems, provide the European telecom conglomerate agrees to conditions mandated by New York state officials, according to the New York Post.