Dish told ‘No’ to $3.3B in spectrum discounts

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) told Dish that its two affiliates are ineligible for $3.3 billion in small-business discounts they claimed after a mega auction of spectrum in the US earlier this year. The US broadcaster met FCC staff to …

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FCC tightens auction rules amid Dish controversy

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) tightened the rules to its designated entity initiative, following an alleged misuse of the system by US broadcaster Dish Network earlier this year. The program, designed to encourage smaller companies, rural players and minority-owned …

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FCC chair opposes further auction restrictions for AT&T, Verizon Wireless

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Tom Wheeler, wants the regulator to reject a request made by T-Mobile US for low-band spectrum to be set aside for smaller carriers in the next spectrum auction, while the Justice Department argues …

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AT&T hit with $100M fine for throttling data on unlimited plans

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to land AT&T, the second largest operator in the US, with a $100 million penalty for misleading its subscribers about unlimited data plans. The regulator alleges that the operator throttled the data speeds …

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NAB loses challenge to FCC’s incentive auction

The US court of appeals ruled against the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), which had challenged “key elements” of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) framework for its spectrum incentive auction, set to take place in the first quarter of next …

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Verizon opens war of words with T-Mobile US over Legere’s spectrum claims

Verizon hit back at claims from T-Mobile US CEO John Legere that it is trying to push the country’s number four player out of the upcoming US wireless auction, stating that “T-Mobile is more than welcome to participate in any auction …

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US court denies block on net neutrality ahead of the main event

The Federal Communications Commision’s (FCC) net neutrality rules came into effect today (12 June) as the US regulator fought off one legal challenge, but with more to come. The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit failed to grant a …

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Ofcom sees TV whitespace as model for the future

DYNAMIC SPECTRUM ALLIANCE GLOBAL SUMMIT, PHILIPPINES: UK telecoms regulator Ofcom is focused on spectrum sharing to address the shortage of available spectrum, but its primary goal is to prove that dynamic access works and use it as a model for …

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Dish’s US spectrum bid tactics under investigation

An influential senate committee wants documents and related information from Dish Network that explain how it managed to scoop spectrum at hugely discounted prices in January’s US auction. “The committee has significant questions about whether conduct surrounding the bidding strategies …

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