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FCC reduces reserve spectrum competition for labor law violator T-Mobile

The FCC released a list of markets where AT&T and Verizon cannot bid for reserve spectrum, clearing the way for a large victory for labor law violator T-Mobile. Read More »

FCC denies DISH’s auction scam

The agency's decision to deny the company $3.3 billion in small business credits that it won by manipulating FCC rules was the right one. It’s a step toward ensuring fair, diverse, and competitive spectrum auctions in the future. Read More »

FCC denies T-Mobile request to limit spectrum, approves new auction procedures

The auction rules carefully balance multiple congressional objectives to encourage broadcaster participation, maximize auction revenue, conduct a fair and open auction, and promote competition. Read More »

FCC likely to deny DISH’s auction scam, $3.3 billion in discounts

The Wall Street Journal reports that the FCC will deny DISH Network’s claim to $3.3 billion in small business credits. Read More »

CWA, NAACP file FCC Petition to Deny DISH’s auction abuse

CWA and the NAACP urge the FCC to deny DISH Network's $3.3 billion manipulation of Commission rules. Read More »

FCC seeks public comment on DISH Network’s $3.3B auction scam

The FCC is seeking public comment on DISH Network’s attempt to collect $3 billion in small business credits. Read More »

Google Fiber: Killer Rabbit or Tiny Bunny?

Analyst Craig Moffett wrote, “Google Fiber is a bit like Ebola: very scary and something to be taken seriously. [However] it gets more press attention than it deserves.” Read More »

Landlines. Accept no Substitutes.

“Most consumers and policymakers view mobile broadband connections as being complementary, rather than a replacement for, wireline broadband connections,” wrote NTCA. Read More »

CWA, NAACP Challenge DISH Abuse of FCC Small and Minority Business Rules

CWA and the NAACP are challenging DISH Network’s manipulation of the FCC’s “small and minority-owned business rules” that enabled DISH to grab $3.25 billion from the FCC spectrum auction. Read More »

How Dish Network scammed the spectrum auction for $3 billion

Through a complex financial tactic, the $34 billion Dish Network claimed a 25 percent “small business” discount in the federal spectrum auction, saving DISH $3 billion. Read More »

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