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Senator Nelson: We can't put a straightjacket on the FCC

ORLANDO, Fla.--U.S. Senator (D-Fla.) Bill Nelson said that one of the key challenges for the telecom industry is that the government needs to give the industry's key regulator, the FCC, flexibility to adapt as new applications and service segments emerge.

NAB's Smith looks to 'next-gen' as future of broadcasting… even as he warns off FCC on incentive auctions

LAS VEGAS--Next-generation technology, particularly IP-based video, is the future for broadcasters, according to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith in a keynote here, as it "allows us to do more with less," he said. But the National Association of Broadcasters chief still cast a worried eye on the future of over-the-air broadcast spectrum.

Google Fiber's Medin: Net neutrality doesn't promote broadband competition

ORLANDO, Fla.--Google Fiber may be an ardent supporter of the FCC's new net neutrality rules, but Milo Medin, vice president for access services at Google Fiber, says that the order does not address the issue of what he calls "bandwidth abundance."

OTI raises concerns about Verizon, Qualcomm testing pre-certified LTE-U

New America's Open Technology Institute (OTI) is warning the FCC that its proposed rules for the 3.5 GHz band could allow the spectrum to be used in an anti-competitive manner.

Xsight argues for protection of foreign-object detection radar

Xsight Systems, which supplies foreign object debris (FOD) technology to streamline takeoff and landing schedules for aircraft, is urging the FCC to protect existing and future FOD systems from interference as it considers rules on radar services in the 76-81 GHz band.

Amazon gets OK from U.S. regulators for new drone tests

After complaining that U.S. regulators were dragging their feet when it comes to approving drone tests, Amazon received the go-ahead to begin testing its Prime Air drones in private U.S. airspace. The approval covers a period of two years.

Cogent, Level 3 threaten to file net neutrality complaints over unfair telco, cable interconnection practices

Cogent and Level 3 Communications could be kicking off the initial disputes to the FCC's new net neutrality rules with a focus on how incumbent telcos and cable operators like Verizon and Comcast are degrading Internet traffic that goes to consumers' homes.

Windstream Hosted Solutions achieves SOC 3 compliance for 14 data centers

Windstream's Hosted Solutions subsidiary has completed a Service Organization Control (SOC) 3 examination for 14 of its cloud-enabled data centers, furthering its own commitment to meet high level compliance standards for its growing base of business customers.

CenturyLink gets regulatory relief in New Mexico with mid-sized carrier status

CenturyLink has overcome another regulatory hurdle as the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) ruled that the telco now qualifies under the "midsize carrier" designation.

Wareham, Mass., wants to make fiber connectivity part of Comcast franchise renewal terms

Like many smaller towns, Wareham, Mass., has come to the realization that fiber connectivity should be part of its infrastructure, so it has told Comcast to make it a requirement in its franchise renewal agreement.