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Google Fiber files business paperwork in Colorado, but says it's not a 1 Gbps target

Google Fiber has filed business registration paperwork with Colorado's secretary of state, reports  The Denver Post, a sign that it may be looking to shake up Colorado's broadband market dominated by CenturyLink and Comcast.

FCC moves closer to adopting new 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing rules

The FCC has promised to make more spectrum available for wireless services like Wi-Fi, and it appears well on its way to doing so in the 3.5 GHz band, along with adopting new sensing technologies to avoid interference for incumbent government radar users.

CenturyLink plans to equip 505 Utah housing developments with FTTH

CenturyLink may be facing new competition from Google Fiber in Salt Lake City, but the telco has some ambitious plans to expand its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service by bringing it to 505 new multi-unit housing developments this year in Utah.

Bare metal switches to accelerate in data centers, says Infonetics

Bare metal switches, which decouple hardware from software and offer other benefits including agility and cost savings over traditional data center switches, are making a bigger dent in the data center market, rising 11 percent in 2014, says Infonetics in a new report.

Microsoft strikes deal with Samsung, other Android OEMs, to pre-load its services

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with Samsung Electronics to pre-load some of its software and services on Samsung's Android devices. Further, Microsoft struck deals with several lesser-known Android device makers to do the same thing, continuing a strategy of getting its services key real estate on phones and tablets running Google's Android platform.

Schmidt: Google Glass dream isn't shattered just yet

Google isn't giving up on Google Glass, its high-tech eyeglasses, according to Chairman Eric Schmidt. In mid-January, Google announced it was ending its Glass "Explorer" program, which it launched in April 2013 to allow software developers to buy pre-production versions of Google Glass for $1,500 for testing.

Google's Schmidt: We're not done with Google Glass

Google isn't giving up on Google Glass, its high-tech eyeglasses, according to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Amazon gets OK to test drones in rural Washington state

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon approval to begin outdoor field tests of drones,  The New York Times  reports.

FCC promises to clean up error-ridden TV white space databases

The National Association of Broadcasters filed an emergency petition to the FCC arguing that the databases that are supposed to map out the devices operating in TV white spaces are in fact full of errors and inaccuracies.

Google hones in on drones, gets FCC OK for tests

It looks as though Google's plan to use solar-powered drones to deliver Internet access just got a boost. The FCC recently approved two licenses so that Google can run tests over the next six months in a 520-square-mile area east of Albuquerque, N.M.,  Computerworld  reports.