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FCC Nominees Still on Hold Sen. Grassley Wants Answers on LightSquared

For the second time this year, the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday held its monthly meeting short of two Commissioners. It may stay that way for a while longer. Sen. Chuck Grassley…

February 15, 2012, 6:34 PM EST

DOJ Clears Google-Motorola Deal E.U. approval came same day

Finally a good day for Google. The acquisitive search giant Monday got green lights from both the European Union and the Department of Justice for its $12.5 billion deal to purchase…

February 13, 2012, 5:39 PM EST

Bipartisan Group Calls for More Unlicensed Spectrum Advocates more flexibility for FCC

A group of 42 members of Congress, mostly Democrats, are urging the payroll tax cut conference committee to let the Federal Communications Commission make available more unlicensed spectrum, a key…

February 9, 2012, 3:52 PM EST

Smaller Carriers Worry Big Two Will Dominate Spectrum Auctions Debate rages over FCC authority

Fearing that AT&T and Verizon will gobble up the entire wireless spectrum in an auction, a group of competitors sent a letter to the Congressional Conference Committee considering spectrum auction…

February 8, 2012, 3:37 PM EST

Walden Pushes Forward on FCC Reform Markup of bill tentatively set for Feb. 7

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and a former broadcaster, isn’t giving up on his mission to reform the Federal Communications Commission. In…

January 25, 2012, 12:55 PM EST

AT&T Lashes Out at FCC's Bid for Flexibility in Spectrum Auctions Congress, not FCC, should set auction conditions, says AT&T

AT&T, one of the likely biggest bidders in any government auction for wireless spectrum, lashed out at the Federal Communications Commission's push for flexibility in how spectrum auctions are conducted. In…

January 13, 2012, 1:35 PM EST

Is Verizon Facing DOJ Probe Over Cable Deals? Public interest groups say telecom hinders competition

Now that the Obama administration has successfully shut down the AT&T-T-Mobile merger, it is setting its sights on Verizon Wireless' recent spectrum and joint venture deals with cable companies, a Department…

December 20, 2011, 3:01 PM EST

AT&T Kills T-Mobile Merger Deal faced stiff opposition from government, consumers

AT&T's blockbuster deal to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion from Deutsche Telekom is dead. The decision by AT&T comes nine months after it announced the deal. AT&T will recognize a pretax…

December 19, 2011, 5:31 PM EST

Verizon Wireless Buys Spectrum From Cox Cox to become part of Verizon-SpectrumCo joint venture

In another spectrum deal that is sure to turn heads in the cable and wireless industries, Verizon Wireless has agreed to buy wireless spectrum from Cox Communications for $315 million. The…

December 16, 2011, 12:28 PM EST

House and Senate Talks Stalled on Spectrum Bills Stalled talks reduce chances for legislation this year

Negotiations between the House and Senate to resolve differences over spectrum bills that would free up spectrum for wireless services and public safety have stalled, reducing chances any spectrum legislation…

December 14, 2011, 6:55 PM EST

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