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Verizon Wireless consumes Golden State Cellular and Mobi PCS

Verizon Wireless is expanding the reach of its LTE network in California and Hawaii via new deals with two small carriers, Golden State Cellular in California and Mobi PCS in Hawaii.

FirstNet's hunt for a replacement GM may enable a fresh start

The surprise announcement that Bill D'Agostino, the First Responders Network Authority's general manager, has resigned, could provide a fresh start for the authority, which is still struggling to satisfy critics in the public-safety community.

Frontier says E-rate funding should not fund middle-mile overbuilds

Frontier Communications is ready to serve rural school districts with its own last mile services but says the Federal Communications Commission should not extend funding to other competitors to overbuild where they already provide service.

AT&T to buy 700 MHz, AWS spectrum from NTCH, MilkyWay Broadband and Paul Bunyan

AT&T Mobility is seeking to buy more 700 MHz and AWS spectrum, indicating that even as it pushes for more airwave through auctions it is still intent on gobbling up spectrum on the secondary market.

Verizon, AT&T blast Dish's AWS-3 interoperability proposal as too little, too late

Verizon Wireless and Dish Network are battling over whether the forthcoming auction of AWS-3 spectrum should include rules that require interoperability with Dish's AWS-4 airwaves.

Google, AT&T and Verizon have shared vision for 3.5 GHz framework

It has long been observed that politics makes strange bedfellows, and a recent Federal Communications Commission filing shows that trend continues.

AT&T's takeover of Leap leaves US Cellular, other regional carriers with uncertain future

AT&T is poised to complete its acquisition of Cricket provider Leap Wireless and Leap's 4.57 million customers.

AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier see utility with copper but want flexibility in technology transition

Copper wire retirement may be a concern for competitive providers, but AT&T, CenturyLink and Frontier said that they are still finding value in telecom's ubiquitous access medium.

T-Mobile: FCC's tentative AWS-3 spectrum auction rules favor Verizon, AT&T

T-Mobile US warned the Federal Communications Commission not to structure the upcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction in such a way that it would tilt the playing field toward AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Analysts: AT&T not worried about competition in the market, puts focus on network

AT&T isn't that perturbed by recent pricing changes at its Tier 1 wireless rivals, according to a report from financial analysts who met with AT&T CFO John Stephens.