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How Charlie Ergen turned a satellite TV provider into a spectrum powerhouse, and what he might do next

Dish Network is spending around $10 billion to acquire a wide range of spectrum licenses in the FCC's now-completed AWS-3 spectrum auction. That spectrum, combined with the wide-ranging spectrum licenses that Dish already owns, will turn Charlie Ergen's company into a spectrum powerhouse. But it's still not clear what Ergen's Dish is going to do with all of its airwaves.

FCC's Wi-Fi stop-block order leaves other questions unanswered

While the FCC is cracking down hard on Wi-Fi blocking and blasting Marriott International's request to do just that, the FCC so far hasn't addressed other questions that Marriott and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) put forth in their petition last year.

AWS-3 AUCTION RESULTS: AT&T leads with $18.2B, Verizon at $10.4B, Dish at $10B and T-Mobile at $1.8B

The FCC has revealed the identities of the winning bidders in the AWS-3 spectrum, and AT&T was the biggest bidder, with close to $18.2 billion in provisionally winning bids, roughly in line with analysts' expectations. Verizon Wireless wound up bidding $10.43 billion, less than many analysts had expected (most had expected Verizon to bid $15 billion to $20 billion).

FCC to strengthen oversight of ISP interconnection deals

The FCC is looking to tighten the rules regarding the interconnection terms service providers like Verizon ask for to accept bandwidth-hungry Web traffic from third party providers like Netflix, reports Bloomberg citing an unnamed person close to the proposal.

AT&T faces $600K FCC fine for violating microwave license rules

AT&T is going to have to pay a $640,000 fine to the FCC for violating rules related to operating microwave stations outside of the parameters of the licenses it owns.

AT&T slapped by FCC with proposed $640,000 fine over microwave license violations

The FCC voted 5-0 to propose fining AT&T $640,000 for allegedly operating numerous wireless microwave stations without authorization over a multiyear period and failing to provide required license modification notices to the commission. AT&T said it is going to review the proposed fine and respond "as appropriate."

FCC adopts rules to improve indoor location accuracy for wireless 911 calls

The FCC voted unanimously to adopt new rules are intended to help improve how first responders locate people who dial 911 on their wireless phones from indoor locations, including in multi-story buildings.

Analysts divided over how much they believe AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Dish spent in AWS-3 auction

Now that the AWS-3 spectrum auction is officially concluded, with nearly $44.9 billion in provisional winning bids, speculation is beginning in earnest over how much wireless carriers bid for the airwaves--and what will come next.

Google says net neutrality won't affect fiber rollout plans

Google Fiber said it will continue to invest in bringing its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to more cities regardless of what direction the FCC takes with net neutrality.

FCC's new broadband definition further imperils Comcast-TWC deal

The FCC's vote Thursday to change the definition of broadband from 4 Mbps to 25 Mbps makes official another regulatory hurdle to Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.