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Frontier's Wilderotter is comfortable with Title II reclassification

Frontier Communications may be another traditional wireline telco that has to abide by a host of FCC rules, including the move to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecom Act of 1996, but that's just fine for CEO Maggie Wilderotter.

Google, Qualcomm at odds over 600 MHz

Google and Qualcomm might share a lot of visionary goals, like getting Internet access to far-flung places around the globe that don't yet have it, but when it comes to the 600 MHz guard bands and unlicensed operations, they're pretty far apart.

Wi-Fi blocking rules apply to hospitals, FCC says

A lot of consumers were happy to hear of the FCC's crackdown on Marriott International and the hotel industry in general for blocking or attempting to block Wi-Fi, but there's another group of venues where Wi-Fi management is extremely important: hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Nokia Networks: Necessary network management still possible under proposed net neutrality rules

The FCC's proposed new rules on net neutrality drew fiery protest from the likes of  AT&T and Verizon Communications, but whether the rules go through or not, operators' equipment vendors ultimately will have to play by the rules or risk consequences.

Verizon's McAdam: FCC Title II proposal influenced $10.5B wireline asset sale to Frontier

Verizon finally made it public that is selling its wireline assets in three states to Frontier for $10.5 billion, but besides getting more cash to fund its wireless operations, its decision was also influenced by the FCC's move to reclassify wireline broadband providers under Title II of the 1996 Telecom Act.

FCC report reveals 25/3 availability gap more pronounced in rural communities

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently set a fire in the service provider community by proclaiming 25/3 Mbps should be the definition of broadband, and the FCC's new 2015 Broadband Progress Report shows that availability of such speeds is nearly nonexistent in rural areas.

T-Mobile to AT&T and Verizon in data roaming dispute: your arguments are too little, too late

T-Mobile US said recent filings by AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless that seek to reverse a December FCC ruling on data roaming are "nothing more than untimely renewed attempts" to tilt roaming regulations that favor AT&T and Verizon. The FCC's ruling late last year provided clarification and guidance over what constitutes a "commercially reasonable" data roaming agreement, and was largely a win for T-Mobile and smaller carriers.

TeliaSonera gets green light for Tele2 Norway buy

TeliaSonera is now able to implement its expansion plans for Norway after the Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) approved the Sweden-based group's plan to acquire the Norwegian operations of Tele2.

Google, Nokia and Federated Wireless execs see momentum behind 3.5 GHz ecosystem, uses

WASHINGTON--Executives from Google, Nokia Networks and startup Federated Wireless said that they see momentum behind the creation of an ecosystem for devices and network equipment for the 3.5 GHz band. The FCC aims to use the band to create a so-called Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) with a three-tiered spectrum sharing system, and the executives said interested stakeholders are starting to work on how to overcome technical hurdles to the service.

Complete coverage: Net neutrality for wireless and wireline carriers

After months of back-and-forth between carriers, the FCC, and even President Obama, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed an Open Internet order that would classify broadband as a telecommunications...