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Texas congressman hammers Sprint on job cuts

U.S. Representative Gene Green said on the floor of the House that since SoftBank bought Sprint,the company “laid off more than 2,700 call center workers, almost 900 of whom were in my home state of Texas.” Read More »

FCC May 15 meeting to include Open Internet and Spectrum auction

The FCC posted the agenda for their upcoming May 15 open commission meeting which will address Open Internet and spectrum auction. Read More »

A fair and open spectrum auction for rural America

To expand rural mobile broadband, said former House Telecommunications Chair Rick Boucher, “Don’t restrict the auction by cutting out companies that currently serve rural America and want to expand their presence there.” Read More »

At House hearing, both parties dubious about Comcast merger

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing into the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner, in which Democrats, Republicans and industry executives all questioned the legality, the necessity and the probity of such a move. Read More »

E-rate modernization workshop

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler kicked off the E-Rate Modernization Workshop saying that bringing broadband to schools and libraries could be “the single most important issue this agency deals with." Read More »

Sprint edges closer to T-Mobile bid, despite big Q1 growth at both

Both Sprint and T-Mobile announced strong first quarter earnings, but Sprint is going ahead with a merger bid which it claims is essential to the viability of both companies. Read More »

Emergency 911 – Not So Fast from Cell Phones

Only 19 percent of 911 dispatch centers report “a great deal” of confidence in the location data they receive from wireless phones, according to a survey by the FineMe911 coalition. Read More »

CenturyLink Plans Gigabit Fiber to Apartment Buildings in Portland

CenturyLink has offered to wire 15 apartment buildings in Portland, Oregon with gigabit fiber. Read More »

The Perfect and the Good on Network Neutrality

Two leading Internet experts make the case for Chairman Wheeler's net neutrality proposal. Read More »

Internet, an open or shut case?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will support allowing commercial fast lanes for video Internet providers, but said this move "does not change the underlying goals of transparency, no blocking of lawful content, and no unreasonable discrimination..." Read More »

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