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AT&T, T-Mobile others protest FCC proposals for next-gen 911

It seems as though everybody has something to say about the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing new rules to address failures that led to 911 outages, even bringing together some wireless carriers that usually are at odds with one another.

FirstNet delays draft RFP, cites finance committee questions

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) this week said it would delay the release of a draft RFP due to questions that arose in its finance committee.

Senators grill FirstNet's Swenson on rural coverage, hiring process

In the first Senate Commerce Committee hearing on its progress toward establishing a common nationwide broadband public-safety network, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was queried on everything from how it will incorporate rural areas into its broadband network to the excruciatingly long periods it takes FirstNet to hire people.

FirstNet board OKs second notice seeking comment

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board is looking for more feedback as it sets out to create the first nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) based on a single national network architecture.

Grading the top 8 U.S. wireless carriers in the fourth quarter of 2014

The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the fourth quarter of 2014 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU...

NYU Wireless pushes for FCC to act fast on releasing mmW spectrum

With a Feb. 17 reply comment deadline coming up on the FCC's Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on the use of spectrum above 24 GHz, researchers at New York University (NYU)-Wireless are once again sounding the horn that the FCC has the power to put the U.S. in the driver's seat when it comes to the race to 5G.

Verizon offers $50K reward to thwart copper theft in Western, Pa.

Verizon has once again found itself fighting copper thieves in Western, Pa., so it is offering a reward for up to $50,000 to apprehend whoever is responsible for stealing cable in Beaver, Fayette, Lawrence and Washington counties.

FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction drives total of $44.9B in bids

The FCC has closed its AWS-3 spectrum auction, announcing that the total provisional winning bids came in at a record $44.899 billion. Phil Goldstein, editor of  FierceWireless, provides analysis of what this game-changing auction will have on the wireless industry.  Read more

Verizon ponies up $5M to resolve FCC rural call completion investigation

Verizon is going to pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the service provider's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones.

Obama administration revises call data collection plans

The Obama administration has decided to rethink a proposal to employ a third-party, non-government entity to gather U.S. telephone call data currently collected by the National Security Agency, reports  Reuters, citing unnamed security official sources.