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AT&T, EchoStar agree on potential framework for sharing 28 GHz band

AT&T and EchoStar executives presented their potential framework for sharing the 28 GHz band and the 37.0-40.0 band to the FCC, saying they believe it achieves three primary goals.

UK regulator calls on EC to maintain 4 operators or block Three/O2 merger

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has become the latest organisation to wade into the increasingly controversial debate over whether CK Hutchison should be allowed to buy O2 UK and merge it with Three UK.

Congressmen tell FCC to 'proceed with caution' before approving TLPS for Globalstar

Two members of Congress who co-chair the Congressional Hearing Caucus sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the FCC should "proceed with caution" before allowing Globalstar to offer services using Terrestrial Low Power Services (TLPS).

Qualcomm gets OK to test drones in Class B airspace at its San Diego campus

Qualcomm Technologies is going full bore on its drone R&D now that it has obtained a certificate of authorization (COA) from the FAA to do outdoor testing of drones on its San Diego campus.

NCTA, ACA take down Verizon-INCOMPAS special access proposal

The cable industry's top lobbying orgs sharply criticized a proposal announced by Verizon and INCOMPAS to regulate special access services.

Estrella operator Liberman files FCC complaint against Comcast, says it's favoring Telemundo

Spanish-language broadcaster Liberman Broadcasting, operator of the Estrella TV network, has filed an FCC complaint against Comcast, accusing the conglomerate of blacking out its owned and operated stations in Denver, Houston and Salt Lake City in order to favor its own Spanish-language programming assets, which include Telemundo and NBC Universo.

FCC to fine Total Call Mobile a record $51M for alleged Lifeline fraud

The FCC announced plans to fine a wireless services provider a record $51 million for allegedly fraudulently enrolling tens of thousands of users into the Lifeline program in a move that underscores a problem that has plagued the government's program for years.

Verizon, Incompas call truce in special access regulation war

Verizon and Incompas have developed a proposal to regulate special access services, signaling that at least one large ILEC wants to come to an agreement following a decade long debate.

AT&T, Verizon express divergent opinions on U.S.-Cuba route policies

AT&T and Verizon are eager to take advantage of the service opportunity in Cuba as the United States has started to lift decades-long restrictions with the island country, but the two telcos take a different view on U.S.-Cuba route policies.

USTelecom touts study saying special access regulations will stifle broadband growth

As the FCC proposes new pricing controls over special access services, a new study commissioned by USTelecom argues that the move could have grave consequences on broadband investments and the country's job market.