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Driven by MSO deals, TiVo surpassed 5.1M subs in fiscal Q3

Driven by burgeoning partnerships with U.S. cable operators, TiVo added 328,000 news subscribers in its fiscal third quarter, upping its customer base to 5.1 million.

AWS-3 auction climbs past $36.4B in bids

After 32 rounds of bidding the AWS-3 spectrum auction has generated a whopping $36.44 billion in aggregate provisional winning bids. That figure is almost double what the 700 MHz auction raised in 2008.

CCA urges FCC to drop specific price target for triggering 'reserved' spectrum in 600 MHz auction

The Competitive Carriers Association is pressuring the FCC to reconsider its rules for triggering when bidding in the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum will split into "unreserved" airwaves and "reserved" spectrum set aside for smaller carriers.

T-Mobile agrees to disclose more info about actual speeds when customers are throttled

As part of an agreement with the FCC, T-Mobile US said it will take steps to ensure that subscribers who run mobile broadband speed tests on its network get accurate speed information even when they are subject to data throttling.

FCC's Wheeler says he expects lawsuits on net neutrality regardless of what rules are passed

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that whatever final net neutrality rules the commission issues next year, the FCC will be challenged in the courts by major service providers.

Dish's bidding in AWS-3 auction raises questions about its long-term strategy

Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing.

T-Mobile fires back at AT&T in war of words over data roaming

T-Mobile US questioned AT&T Mobility's claim that it buys more in data roaming than it sells, and continued to push for changes to the FCC's rules that would more clearly define what constitutes a "commercially reasonable" data roaming agreement.

Analysts: As AWS-3 auction climbs past $34B, Dish's bidding raises questions about its strategy

Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, a great deal of attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing in the bidding--and what the company might do with any spectrum it winds up with once the auction ends.

Appeals court blocks FCC from sharing program-deal info

Siding with a group of major programmers, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. has blocked the FCC from publicly disclosing information about deals between pay-TV operators and networks as part of its ongoing merger reviews.

FCC issues NPRM to protect businesses, consumers in IP, copper retirement transition

During its November open meeting on Friday, the FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) related to the proposed transition large service providers are making from traditional TDM to IP, with an eye on consumers and small businesses that rely on services that may not be supported following a transition.