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AWS-3 spectrum auction ends with record $44.9B in bids

It's been a long time coming, and the bidding in the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction is finally closed after 341 rounds. Total provisional winning bids came in at a record $44.899 billion--far more than the FCC raised in its previous spectrum auctions.  FierceWireless ' Phil Goldstein has the complete rundown.  Check this out for a full analysis of auction 97. 

FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction drives total of $44.9B in bids

The FCC has closed its AWS-3 spectrum auction, announcing that the total provisional winning bids came in at a record $44.899 billion. Phil Goldstein, editor of  FierceWireless, provides analysis of what this game-changing auction will have on the wireless industry.  Read more

Telus acquires 20% stake in Alithya, strengthens IT services suite

Telus has purchased a 20 percent stake Alithya, a Quebec-based information technology and consulting service provider focused on the Canadian market with presence in other international countries, a move that will enhance its IT service capabilities.

Google Fiber's expansion efforts highlight lack of broadband competition

Google Fiber confirmed on Monday that it would bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to four new metro areas in the Southeast--Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.,--illustrating its desire to continually shake up the status quo of the broadband market.

Maxx impact: TWC residential video sub losses dropped 75% in Q4 to 38K

Time Warner Cable reported strong fourth-quarter residential subscriber metrics, highlighted by residential video declines that slowed by 75 percent to just 38,000.

WOW! Business buys conduit to bring fiber to additional 38 Chicago buildings

WOW! Business is enhancing its reach in Chicago's central business district by purchasing fiber conduit located along Wacker Drive.

TabletTV joins broadcast lobbying group TVFreedom.org

TabletTV is sending a message to the broadcast TV industry with its decision to join NAB-backed lobbying group TVFreedom.org.

AT&T's Stephenson: We're not gunning for América Móvil's assets in Mexico

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told investors about as clearly as he could that the carrier is not going to snap up assets that América Móvil is going to divest, and will instead focus on growing its business in Mexico via its acquisitions of Iusacell and NII Holdings' Nextel Mexico businesses.

WWE Network breaks 1M subscribers, but is it enough to be profitable?

WWE's online video gamble, WWE Network, has crossed its first big subscriber benchmark, passing 1 million subscribers this week.

Cablevision's Wi-Fi phone service isn't much now, but just wait

Cablevision took its first step into the wireless world Monday, by introducing a Wi-Fi-only phone service, Freewheel, that its subscribers can get for $10 a month. But with its limited service--Wi-Fi works only where hotspots and wireless routers are available, and doesn't do handoffs the way cellular technology does--it's hardly a threat to incumbent carriers like AT&T.