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FCC denies Dish partners $3.3B in bidding credits in AWS-3 auction

As expected, the FCC voted unanimously to deny $3.33 billion in bidding credits to two Dish Network affiliates that won airwaves in the AWS-3 spectrum, but it's still unclear how Dish will respond.

Hawaii to state employees: No, you can't stream Netflix

Responding to a state Office of Information Management and Technology report that public employees were spending between 100 and 300 hours streaming online video from services like Netflix and Hulu, Hawaii is blocking state workers' access to the streaming services while on the job.

Report: AT&T assisted NSA in spying on Internet traffic

AT&T has been working with the US National Security Agency to provide Internet usage traffic records since 2011, according to a New York Times report.

Verizon, Dominion spar over Va. pole attachment rates

Verizon has become embroiled in a pole attachment battle with Virginia-based power company Dominion, arguing that the power company pays more for access than its CLEC competitors.

Report: AT&T handed over 1.1B wireless calling records per day to NSA

Starting in 2011 AT&T began handing over 1.1 billion domestic wireless calling records per day to the National Security Agency (NSA) after a push to get such a program started before the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a  New York Times  report.

Frontier to bring 25 Mbps broadband services to 750K new households by 2020

Frontier has set an aggressive timeline to expand broadband to 750,000 more households throughout its service footprint by the year 2020. Dan McCarthy, president and CEO of Frontier, said in an FCC filing that this commitment will include the wireline properties it is in the process of buying from Verizon in California, Florida and Texas.

FCC extends comment deadline on UHF channel space for unlicensed use, wireless mics

After the FCC made a series of decisions designed to set the stage for next year's incentive auction, the FCC's media bureau announced it is extending the comment deadline in the proceeding that seeks comment on rules to preserve vacant TV channels for shared use by white space devices and wireless microphones.

European telecom newcomers face spectrum, 5G challenges

The faces of European telecoms regulation have changed considerably in the nine months since November 2014. In a new report,  FierceWirelessEurope  takes a closer look at the new leaders and their challenges.  Special Report

TeliaSonera, VimpelCom, MTS clarify Uzbekistan asset seizure report

TeliaSonera, VimpelCom and MTS hit back at reports of fresh attempts by U.S. authorities to seize assets worth around $1 billion (€901 million) as part of an investigation into allegations of bribery relating to their businesses in Uzbekistan.

Nokia moves closer to Alcatel-Lucent acquisition with key SEC filing

Nokia's proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent took another step forward with its filing of a preliminary draft of a registration statement on Form F-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).