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AT&T looking to buy all of Sprint's 2.3 GHz WCS spectrum licenses, possibly for in-flight Wi-Fi

AT&T Mobility has inked an agreement to purchase all of Sprint's WCS spectrum licenses. Sprint owns 19 2.3 GHz WCS licenses in locations across the South including in markets in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Georgia and elsewhere.

US Cellular signals opposition to 'reserved' spectrum plan for 600 MHz auction

US Cellular is signaling its opposition to a draft Federal Communications Commission plan for bidding rules for the 2015 incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, potentially driving a wedge between it and other smaller carriers.

Sprint slams on the brakes for top 5% of data users in congested areas

Sprint's pledge of unlimited data is looking increasingly less sustainable, as the carrier maneuvers to rein in network traffic generated by its heaviest data users and ensure quality of service for the majority of its customers.

T-Mobile: FCC auction rules that limit AT&T, Verizon will be a boon for competition

The lobbying fight is heating up over whether the Federal Communications Commission will approve rules that could limit how much spectrum Verizon Wireless and AT&T can bid on in the 2015 incentive auction of 600 MHz broadband spectrum.

FirstNet names CTO, agrees to fund key activities

The First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the hiring of its first Chief Technology Officer, Ali Afrashteh, who has been working as a consultant but previously held executive positions with Clearwire, Sprint, Nextel Communications

Cable's Wi-Fi ambitions are about much more than customer retention

Although members of the CableWiFi Alliance have said repeatedly that the primary incentive behind their growing Wi-Fi hotspot portfolio (which now stands at 250,000 nationwide) is to complement their customers' broadband service in the home and di

Frontier says FCC's CAF II 10 Mbps proposal isn't realistic

Frontier may be a supporter of the Federal Communications Commission's Connect America Fund phase II, but, like others, it's concerned that the regulator's proposal to raise the broadband speed obligations from 4 to 10 Mbps is not a realistic prop

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.