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T-Mobile Recruits Its Own Customers in Latest Attack on Rivals Poaching from Sprint

T-Mobile is looking to take advantage of Sprint's broken "Framily," encouraging its customers to recruit rival customers with the promise of faster data for free for a year. T-Mobile’s promotion,…

August 21, 2014, 6:51 PM EDT

AT&T Deal to Buy DirecTV Rocks Telecom, Media Universe Mega-deal joins Comcast-Time Warner Cable on regulators' docket

The AT&T deal to buy DirecTV is officially only a couple hours old, but it's already shaking up the telecom and media industry and causing consumer groups to fret. Announced shortly…

May 18, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT

FCC Will Vote on Setting Aside Spectrum for Smaller Carriers in Auction Plan limits how much AT&T and Verizon can bid on

One thing you can say about FCC chairman Tom Wheeler: He's not afraid of controversy. After causing an uproar with his net neutrality proposal earlier this week, he is now…

April 25, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

FCC Moves Ahead on Plans to Hold Wireless Spectrum Auction AT&T balks at reserving space for smaller carriers

Good news for consumers frustrated with dropped calls and slow downloads: The Federal Communications Commission is about to take a major step toward potentially freeing up more spectrum for wireless…

April 18, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

L.A. TV Stations Successfully Test Sharing One Channel Could help FCC spectrum auction

A pilot project in Los Angeles where two television stations successfully shared a single channel could go a long way to advancing the Federal Communications Commission's goal to coax more…

March 28, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

Wheeler Coaxes Wireless Companies to Adopt Cell Phone Unlocking Deal is an early win for new FCC chairman

Major wireless carriers have agreed to make it easier for consumers to unlock their mobile devices to change providers. The set of voluntary principles unveiled by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular,…

December 12, 2013, 4:07 PM EST

FCC Chair Delays Wireless Spectrum Auction to 2015 Wheeler faces big challenges and thorny issues with auction

Few are likely to fault new Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for deciding to delay the planned auction of wireless spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters until the middle…

December 6, 2013, 1:55 PM EST

FCC to Unveil Mobile Speed Test App Also unanimously votes to east foreign ownership limits

The Federal Communications Commission entered the app world today, unveiling the FCC Speed Test app, a cute tool that allows consumers to check out their mobile speeds and answers questions…

November 14, 2013, 1:05 PM EST

Wheeler's FCC Staff Is Telecom-Heavy Staff will 'hit the ground running'

Tom Wheeler, sworn in Monday as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, didn't waste any time getting started. Word has it he was one of the first to arrive at…

November 4, 2013, 1:41 PM EST

Wireless Spectrum Auction Depends Increasingly on Broadcasters House oversight addresses how FCC can make it successful

Perhaps the best chance Washington has to alleviate dropped calls, limited data services and other mobile nuisances caused by a lack of wireless spectrum is the Federal Communication Commission’s auction…

July 23, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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