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Minnesota Senator warns Sprint and T-Mobile

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today warned Sprint and T-Mobile that any attempt to consolidate the wireless market "will naturally raise concerns." Read More »

FCC votes IP Transition tests to ensure consumer services

FCC commissioners urged a focus on “enduring values” that must be preserved – and even improved – during the IP Transition, including: public safety communications; access to affordable communications; competition in the marketplace; and consumer protection. Read More »

Antitrust chief says a Sprint-T-Mobile merger would be “hard”

The highest U.S. antitrust official said, "it's going to be hard for someone to make a persuasive case that reducing four firms to three is actually going to improve competition for the benefit of American consumers.” Read More »

DOJ Signals Problems with Possible Sprint, T-Mobile deal

According to the Wall Street Journal, Justice Department officials told the Sprint executives "they would view an acquisition of rival T-Mobile U.S. with skepticism.” Read More »

CWA’s FCC filing asks that IP transition focus on jobs

CWA addressed the FCC on its upcoming IP Transition trials, stressing "... the importance of data collection regarding the employment impact." In other words, preserve jobs. Read More »

Sprint takeover of T-Mobile may hit regulatory wall

A Justice Department antitrust official told a conference that the U.S. "... often finds compelling evidence – including internal company documents – establishing that pre- merger competition between the merging firms was an important driver of innovation." Read More »

The best way to protect the open Internet

Blair Levin fears that the DC court of appeals’ decision on net neutrality is making our lack of high-speed broadband even problem worse. Read More »

Court upholds tech workers’ right to class action

This week, the 9th U.S. Circuit affirmed a 2013 ruling saying that 60,000 tech workers can proceed with a class action suit against Apple, Google and other. Read More »

IP transition trials moving forward

In January, the FCC will open a proceeding asking carriers to submit specific proposals to test consumer protections and public safety in an all-IP network. Read More »

Debating spectrum limits

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson conceded to some limits in the federal spectrum auction, and members and witnesses at a Senate hearing saw a possible end to the impasse over limits. Read More »

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