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AT&T fined $106K for overcharging schools in Florida under E-rate program

AT&T is facing a $106,425 fine for charging two Florida schools what the FCC says is the highest telecom rates in the state, violating the regulator's "lowest corresponding price" rule.

Arris' Stanzione: Set-top isn't getting 'ditched' anytime soon

While Arris executives definitely prefer the NCTA-backed "Ditch the Box" counter-proposal over the FCC's "Unlock the Box" NPRM, the company messaged emphatically during its second-quarter earnings call Wednesday that the pay-TV set-top box isn't getting ditched anytime soon.

Zayo brings dark fiber to north-central Texas schools, leverages existing FTTT investment

Zayo Group has won a new dark fiber and IP services contract with the Texas Education Service Center Region 11, furthering its strategy to leverage and extend existing fiber to the tower builds.

Verizon: CAF-II auction rules should focus on locations where funding was declined by provider

Verizon did not accept funding from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund program, but the service provider wants the regulator to recognize the need for faster broadband nationwide by ranking bids higher for territories where funding was declined.

'Ditch the Box' backers to make DVR functions in apps optional

The NCTA's "Ditch the Box" proposal will make DVR functions optional in third-party apps and will not include elements of the FCC's "Unlock the Box" NPRM, which it is countering.

Wheeler appoints two industry veterans to WRC-19 advisory committee

In preparation for the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) next World Radiocommunication Conference scheduled to convene in 2019, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler appointed two professionals, from both the wireless and satellite industries, to represent the U.S.

CenturyLink says dark fiber for E-Rate applications should not be treated as "special construction"

CenturyLink says that a request made by the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology to classify dark fiber leases or indefeasible rights of use agreements as special construction could have grave consequences.

NCTA responds to FCC 'Ditch the Box' questions with huge data dump

The NCTA has delivered more than 1,000 pages of technical information on its "Ditch the Box" proposal to the FCC after the agency published a series of questions seeking more information about the counter-initiative.

AT&T's Stephens: We'll reach 2.6M locations with FTTH by end of 2016

AT&T says it's on track to extend its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to over 2 million locations by the end of 2016, nearly doubling the reach of its fiber network as fulfills FCC requirements related to its DirecTV deal.

Report: Ericsson's Telcordia beats Neustar for key number portability contract

The FCC has awarded a key government number portability contract to the Ericsson subsidiary Telcordia in a huge blow to Neustar despite security concerns by some in the intelligence community.
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