Colin Gibbs

FCC's Lifeline overhaul sets fire to a bridge over the digital divide

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission took its first major step toward overhauling the controversial Lifeline program in a move that will punish not just low-income citizens but perhaps small, innovative service providers as well.  Ye

Sprint, AT&T poised to lead increase in network capex: Deutsche Bank

Tower companies are well positioned as mobile operators ramp up their network investments in coming months in advance of 5G, according to Deutsche Bank. And Sprint and AT&T are at the front of the pack.

Rollback of net neutrality rules would give Verizon and AT&T a huge edge in digital media

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai drew applause from the wireless industry yesterday as he outlined his plan to overturn network neutrality rules adopted under his predecessor Tom Wheeler.

Love is in the air: M&A speculation heats up as FCC's quiet period is set to lift

The Federal Communications Commission will lift its so-called “quiet period” on April 27 following the wrap-up of the incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, and analysts and industry insiders expect the mergers and acquisitinos talk to heat up qui

Who's leading cable's (quiet) charge into wireless?

It’s no secret that some of the nation’s biggest cable operators are positioning themselves to expand into the wireless market in the coming months.

Killing subsidies and raising fees a double-edged sword for Verizon

Verizon’s move to kill smartphone subsidies and raise activation and upgrade fees will increase profit margins, according to analysts, but it risks losing customers and lowering ARPU.

CenturyLink’s bid to acquire Level 3 could spark bidding war among wireless operators

CenturyLink’s deal to acquire Level 3 for $25 billion underscores the ever-increasing value of fiber for wireless carriers, Jonathan Chaplin of New Street Research said.

Analyst: AT&T may opt out of incentive auction due to Time Warner deal

AT&T may no longer be looking to spend much in the incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum now that it has agreed to fork over $85 billion to acquire Time Warner.

CTIA, CCA disagree again over FCC's report on competition

The Federal Communications Commission once again declined to say whether the US wireless industry is competitive in its annual report addressing the matter. And once again, industry associations offered very different views.

T-Mobile hammers Verizon's new plans, proclaims US wireless market competitive

In a filing at the Federal Communications Commission, T-Mobile hammered Verizon's new price plans as it said competition in the US wireless market is thriving.