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Frontier seeks to leverage Charter's FCC review to win Minnesota franchise kerfuffle

Frontier Communications has weighed in —very, very late — to the FCC's review of Charter Communications' purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, after Charter sought to block Frontier's acquisition of a franchise agreement in Minnesota.

Telia slammed by Swedish media over zero-rating offer

Telia incurred the wrath of Swedish media, which effectively accused the operator of infringing new European Union net neutrality laws by offering unlimited free access to social networks and apps including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter.

Charter-TWC merger reportedly passes FCC vote; Pai votes no

Charter Communications' purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have secured the necessary three Commission votes to clear regulatory approval from the FCC, the major news services have reported.

Auto industry fires back after tech industry asks Obama to release 5.9 GHz for Wi-Fi

An auto industry group, including Ford and General Motors, is urging President Barack Obama to ignore the recommendations that tech companies recently made about opening up the 5.9 GHz band for Wi-Fi and instead stick to a previous plan for dedicated short range communication (DSRC) that they say will lead to safer roads.

Qualcomm gets green light to test LTE-U with T-Mobile

Qualcomm got what it asked for: permission to continue LTE-U product development testing with T-Mobile at several locations, including where T-Mobile is based in Bellevue, Washington.

Comcast and other 5G hopefuls take note: gobs of millimeter wave spectrum in FCC hands

Interesting news for wireless companies, and cable outfits including Comcast, who are making 5G plans — a new map provided by Allnet Insights & Analytis shows gobs of millimeter wave spectrum currently under the control of the FCC.

AT&T, Verizon, others look to high-band spectrum to clear a path to 5G

A sizeable amount of high-band spectrum currently in the FCC's hands is increasingly catching the attention of carriers like AT&T and Verizon, who have lofty 5G ambitions. Where is that spectrum available?

FairPoint won't see benefits of broadband sub adds from CAF II program until end of 2016

FairPoint is moving ahead with its CAF-II planning and buildout schedule, but it will take time to actually see how the program will impact the provider's broadband subscriber base.

Sprint gets in on 5G with two COPA America stadium trials planned

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure revealed this week that the carrier will leverage the COPA America soccer tournament in June to demonstrate 5G capabilities with the help of Nokia and Ericsson, and it looks like those demos could be conducted in Philadelphia and Santa Clara, Calif.

Verizon, AT&T, Dish – everyone wants a piece of the mmWave spectrum pie

Millimeter wave frequencies are all the rage these days, with myriad mobile operator tests and trials in the works. As this spectrum is key to 5G, many mobile operators – and others – want to get their hands on it. That's why, in our latest special report, we're featuring a set of spectrum maps created by Allnet Insights & Analytics.