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ACA looking to go it alone as it pursues litigation against FCC on Title II plan

American Cable Association president and CEO Matthew Polka said his trade group is looking into possible litigation against the FCC over its just-codified net neutrality regulations. But the trade group will not partner with any other entities in pursuit of legal recourse.

FCC staff recommends Ericsson's Telcordia unit win number portability contract away from Neustar

The FCC's staff recommended that Ericsson's Telcordia unit win a key government number portability contract, dealing a grievous blow to Neustar, which has administered the number portability system since 1997 and counts on it for about half its revenue. The recommendation, from the Wireline Competition Bureau, still needs to be approved by a vote of the agency's five commissioners, who can accept, reject or modify the FCC staff's proposal. 

AT&T tussles with T-Mobile over AWS-3 spectrum auction results

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility thinks T-Mobile US should stop complaining about the results of the AWS-3 spectrum auction and that companies like AT&T that walked away with large spectrum holdings bid market prices for them--more than T-Mobile was willing to spend.

During MWC keynote, FCC's Wheeler defends net neutrality rules

BARCELONA, Spain--FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler delivered an impassioned defense of the commission's new net neutrality rules for wireless and wired networks, arguing that the Internet needs a referee to decide which practices of carriers are just and reasonable.

Verizon's Shammo: Internet of Things, OTT video will drive future growth

Verizon's future growth will come from things like the Internet of Things and over-the-top mobile video--things that some other companies are not even investing in today, the company's CFO Fran Shammo said during an investment conference on Monday.

AT&T, Verizon say net neutrality rules will neutralize Internet innovation

The FCC is putting place strident new regulation on wireless and wireline networks in order to stop such practices as throttling traffic and coercing video programmers to make interconnection agreements. However, telco giants AT&T and Verizon say the FCC's new net neutrality rules will merely drive up consumer costs and stifle private investment into networks.

Verizon piles on Dish AWS-3 strategy, complains to FCC

Verizon Communications late last week became the latest telecommunications company to publicly object to Dish Network's strategy for obtaining deep discounts on winning bids in the FCC's recently completed AWS-3 spectrum auction.

Nokia CEO argues in favor of paid prioritization in net neutrality, introduces 'programmable world' concept

BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia's CEO spoke out against a main tenet of the FCC's new net neutrality guidelines, arguing that wireless carriers should be allowed to provide faster connections to customers who wish to pay for them. CEO Rajeev Suri also introduced the company's concept of the "programmable world," a new marketing term Nokia appears poised to use in the coming months to set itself apart from the competition.

Entner: Internet's regulatory future will bring near-endless litigation

The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines Thursday week to apply "public utility" style regulations to the Internet. This is a dramatic turn away from the more nuanced regulatory framework the FCC had been considering before President Obama asked the agency to flex its regulatory muscles under Title II of the Communications Act. There has to be a better way to achieve net neutrality than through Title II as life under Title II has been an extremely litigious one.

CenturyLink, Frontier, TDS and others remain divided on new net neutrality rules

CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and TDS, three telcos that have a long heritage of serving Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, are taking diverging paths on what they think about the FCC's passing of new rules to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act and Section 706 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.