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Verizon wants to switch copper retirement notifications from paper to electronic copies

Verizon’s ongoing copper retirement efforts may be controversial, but the telecommunication company says the process would be more efficient if it could provide the notifications electronically.

Verizon should expand Lifeline broadband beyond FiOS territory, says National Hispanic Media Coalition

Verizon plans to offer Lifeline-supported broadband services where it offers FiOS service today, but the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) says the telecommunication company's efforts don’t go far enough.

CenturyLink says E-Rate funding should not be used to fund residential broadband

CenturyLink says a request from a consortium of parties, including Microsoft, to extend E-Rate services to rural students' homes is not in line with the way the statute was written.

T-Mobile CFO: Less regulation, repeal of net neutrality by Trump would be ‘positive for my industry’

T-Mobile US CFO Braxton Carter cheered the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, arguing that less regulation—including the dismantling of the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rules—and less onerous corpora

AT&T likely to win FirstNet, but delays could hurt

[Commentary] AT&T is likely going to win the right to provide the nation’s first broadband network dedicated to public safety. FirstNet hasn’t officially announced anything yet, and no doubt it needs to let court proceedings run their course.

5G will require full convergence between licensed, unlicensed tech: report

A new report published by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), in partnership with Maravedis-Rethink, makes no mistake about it: 5G will require unlicensed technologies working in conjunction with licensed networks to enable the kinds of service

Verizon's XO Communications acquisition clears FCC’s approval

Verizon has gained Federal Communications Commission approval for its $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications, clearing a major regulatory hurdle for a deal that will expand the telecommunication company's metro and on-net fiber as well as m

Trump’s presidential victory embraced by large telcos, but agenda remains elusive

Donald Trump's presidential victory may have gotten the support of large telecommunication companies and industry groups, but questions remain about how his policy approach will shape the telecom industry.

Windstream sees growing acceptance of 50, 75, 100 Mbps broadband speeds

Windstream may not be completely done with its Project Excel initiative, one that will bring higher speed broadband services of up to 100 Mbps over its existing copper network, but the service provider is seeing more customers take higher speeds.

FirstNet CEO: No contract to be awarded by Nov. 1 target

If there was any doubt, FirstNet CEO Michael Poth made it official: FirstNet won’t be announcing the contractor for the nation’s first Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network on Nov.