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Verizon to sell $2.4 billion spectrum package to T-Mobile

T-Mobile is buying billions in low-frequency spectrum from Verizon, making its argument that it needs preferential rules at auction less and less credible. Read More »

Don’t let Sprint buy T-Mobile, says New York Times

Regarding Sprint's bid to acquire T-Mobile, The New York Times said, “... the main issue is whether consumers would benefit from the acquisition, and the evidence suggests they would not.” Read More »

Wireless only households continue to surge

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's most recent National Health Interview Survey, more than half of Americans (55 percent) primarily or exclusively use their wireless phone. Read More »

Verizon joins cable companies in denying battery backups

Verizon had been providing a backup battery for FiOS subscribers, but starting soon, customers will have to shell out $30 for the same battery -- or get it elsewhere. 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 »

California landline deregulation brings sharp rate increases

Instead of the promised competition and rate drops since deregulation, California residents have seen huge rate increases. Read More »

Connect America adds $255 million to rural broadband funding

The FCC added $255 million to its Connect America Fund “to provide new broadband access to over 400,000 homes and businesses in rural areas of 41 states.” Read More »

U.S. total phone subscriptions change and grow

“In December 2012," according to the FCC, there were "443 million retail local telephone service connections in total.” Read More »

Digital Cities awards cites many BTOP grantees

The Center for Digital Government has awarded those cities and towns which have innovatively used technology to “expand access to government services, promote citizen engagement, increase transparency, reduce costs and improve the lives of residents.” Read More »

FCC’s Wheeler: We are the people’s representatives

In his first major speech, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler said, “The public has the right to be represented as we go through the transition that is the fourth network revolution.” Read More »

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