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TDS says rural service providers need flexibility to meet FCC's 25/3 Mbps speed mandate

TDS Telecom may be an advocate of expanding broadband services, including offering 1 Gbps FTTH, but it is concerned that the FCC's new 25/3 Mbps definition of broadband may be challenging to meet in rural areas where buildout costs are higher.

Verizon blasts CWA copper network claims, calling them a labor negotiation tactic

Verizon says that the Communications Workers of America union's claims that the telco is abandoning its copper networks in various states is just a labor negotiation tactic.

ACA lauds FCC's pole-attachment ruling

The American Cable Association has applauded the FCC for adopting an order that brings parity to the amounts that telcos, wireless carriers and cable companies pay to attach equipment to uility poles.

GSMA, EBU satisfied with WRC-15 spectrum allocations

The mobile and broadcasting industries both have something to cheer about following the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), which ends in Geneva on Friday.

AT&T says 1-year TDM technology discontinuance requirements will delay IP transition

AT&T has joined the growing chorus of ILECs that say requiring them to give wholesale customers a year-plus notice before they discontinue service will delay the IP transition.

AT&T continues to push Lifeline proposal, wants FCC to include Internet services in program

In a new, lengthy filing with the FCC, AT&T reiterated its proposed changes to the agency's Lifeline program. Specifically, AT&T urged the FCC to offload most of the management functions of the program to the Universal Service Administrative Company, and to also allow Lifeline recipients to use the program to pay for their Internet access, whether that's wireless or wireline.

France raises almost €3M more from 700 MHz auction

France concluded the final part of its recent 700 MHz spectrum auction after telecoms regulator Arcep revealed the positions that have been allocated to the country's four mobile operators within the frequency band.

Norway kicks off 1800 MHz spectrum auction

Norway started an auction of 1800 MHz frequencies on Wednesday, resuming a process that was postponed because of TeliaSonera's bid to acquire Tele2 Norway.

Verizon transfers group of Falls Church, Va. copper customers to fiber

Verizon has transitioned customers in its Falls Church, Va., market from copper to fiber, marking another step forward in its goal to retire more of its aging wireline facilities.

FCC under fire for collection of proposed fines against AT&T, TracFone and others

According to a recent Politico article, lawmakers are concerned that the FCC hasn't yet collected fines against some telecommunications companies. For example, the FCC has announced fines against the likes of AT&T Mobility and others, but hasn't yet collected those fines.