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Report: Republicans propose new net neutrality alternative to prevent 'paid prioritization'

Republican Congressional leaders are proposing a new plan that could prevent service providers from giving priority for some websites over others, reports  The Washington Post,  citing unnamed industry officials close to the plans.

Closing rhetoric kicks into overdrive as Comcast-TWC commenting period ends

Culminating months of often vitriolic rhetoric, both attacking and defending Comcast's proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, the end to the FCC's formal public commenting cycle rendered the predictable flurry of last-minute filings and statements.

Jefferies: Market is undervaluing Dish's spectrum holdings

The market continues to undervalue Dish Network's spectrum holdings, and Dish will continue to be part of M&A discussions through 2015, according to a report from by Jefferies analysts. The massive bids in the ongoing AWS-3 spectrum auction are contributing to the situation, the report adds. FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein has a complete summary right here.

Comcast-TWC clock stopped again by FCC to review more documents

The FCC has stopped the clock on its review of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger again after the discovery of more than 7,000 pages of TWC documents the agency hadn't accounted for.

Globalstar gets OK for experimental tests using TLPS

The FCC gave Globalstar the green light to conduct experimental tests in San Carlos, Calif., using terrestrial low power service (TLPS), provided certain conditions are met.

Connected car ecosystem still in transition

The buzz around the connected car has increased lately--nearly every major car OEM has a connected car strategy and roadmap for the future. And car makers are even beginning to tout their in-car connectivity to consumers through television ads and marketing campaigns with the goal of calling attention to the advantages of driving a connected car.

T-Mobile keeps pushing FCC to set aside more 'reserved' spectrum in 600 MHz auction

T-Mobile US is continuing to press its case to the FCC that the commission should reserve more spectrum for smaller carriers in the 2016 incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. T-Mobile fears that the way the auction is currently designed will allow Verizon Wireless and AT&T to walk away with the bulk of the spectrum licenses up for bid, leaving minimal amounts of spectrum in the "reserved" pool for smaller carriers like T-Mobile, Sprint and others.

AT&T gets approval for $2.5B Iusacell deal from Mexican antitrust regulator

Mexico's competition regulator approved AT&T's $2.5 billion purchase of No.3 Mexican carrier Iusacell, with certain conditions, clearing the way for the deal to close sometime in the first quarter of 2015.

Arcep awards 1800 MHz frequencies to Free Mobile

France's telecoms regulator Arcep has awarded spectrum in the 1800 MHz frequency band to Free Mobile, which will be able to use the airwaves for the expansion of its LTE network across the country.

FilmOn, Aereo laud FCC vote to explore MVPD reclassification

The FCC's five commissioners have all approved a rulemaking proposal that could make it possible for over-the-top providers with services similar to FilmOn or Aereo to be classified as multichannel video program distributors.